1275 grammes for only 4 potatoes ! and I had harvested 4 tubers on the top of the bag there are already three weeks each between 75 to 90 gr. so near 1500 grammes. These plant grow from tubers forget in a compost bag after the harverest last year of andean sunrise.
1275 grammes for only 4 potatoes ! and I had harvested 4 tubers on the top of the bag there are already three weeks each between 75 to 90 gr. so near 1500 grammes.
I had to translate into oz and lbs. I have no foggy idea of what the metric weights are. I have to look them up every time...don't even have a ready rule of thumb in my head. I will forget if I don't put the commonly understood measures here.
2.81 lbs. for only 4 potatoes. and I had harvested 4 tubers on the top of the bag there are already three weeks each between 2.64 to 3.17oz. so near 3.3 lbs.
These plant grow from tubers forget in a compost bag after the harvest last year of andean sunrise.
Since most of us here on this forum are not from France .....Andean Sunrise is derived from phureja somehow but the pedigree doesn't indicate if it is a diploid or tetraploid. It is a variety released from Holland in 2008 and is not available here in the states. It is very hard to get this size from a 100% pure phureja.
Parentage ARD 89-1402 x ARD 88-883 (ex Phureja) How much?
Hi Tom and all, Thnks for your reply. I find this on Andean sunrise
Three diploid orange-fleshed genotypes were analysed: cultivars ‘Papa Pura’ and ‘Andean Sunrise’ (provided by Agrico Research BV), and S. phureja ‘Yema de Huevo’ (obtained from Enrique Ritter, Vitoria, Spain, see Ritter et al.
I don't tell you all about this plant of andean sunrise, maybe because i was surprised by the size of the tubers, but at the end of may i did an hand pollination between the pollen of the flower potato of the moment, it was a desire potato and the flower of the andean sunrise. I have a beautifull berry of this cross. What can i hope of this one ?
I'm still surprised you got such large tubers. Did your berry contain seeds ? It could be a clue to determine its ploidy level.
I have 3 three plants of both varieties Mayan Gold and Mayan Twilight. The tubers I planted were large for diploids. I have a berry of Mayan Gold crossed as a female with a clone of ( Skagit Valley Gold x Donna Marie ) I sowed last year. Here is the male :
and the female :
I did a few "interploidic" crosses also. I wonder what it could come to when large diploids are crossed with large tetraploids.
In that case, as our fellow gardeners already stated, it should not be a diploid... are you sure it is not a Mayan Gold or any tetraploid variety that might have been forgotten in the compost bag? In any case it should produce very interesting offspring, as Desiree is one of the most promising "mainstream" varieties, excelling in virtually every aspect relevant to me. If you can afford to trade a couple of seeds I have some crosses of Mandel and Congo that would gladly send you.
I have sowing my tps of the cross above (♀ andean sunrise X ♂ desiré) last week, I cross my fingers. And you Tom do you sow yours and the tps of rouge d'auvergne that I sending to you ? But i have lost the big andean sunrise tubers, the sprouts comes early in september and they dry and are dead, and no others are comes and tubers rot.
TPS is maddeningly notorious for germination variations. The newer the seed is the less likely the germination will be good. Even when the TPS is one year or more older..it still germinates like a weed seed, i.e. when it is good and ready to sprout. I have a flat of Muru that is one the third tier of germination from a February sowing.