True Potato Seed

This clip is from volume 4 of The Science of Propagation series. True Potato Seed(TPS) is harvested from the fruit of the potato called a “potato apple”. This seed can be cleaned, dried and then planted to develop new kinds of potatoes. By growing potatoes from TPS we can increase genetic diversity and develop disease resistant varieties. The Irish Potato Famine was mainly cuased by lack of genetic variation within the potato crops being grown in Ireland at that time(1800’s).