New Life from Flowers

Potato-Flower-300x224Potato breeding involves the mechanics of taking pollen from one flower (variety) and fertilizing the stigma of another flower (variety). A successful pollination will produce 200-300 seeds in a “cherry-tomato”-like berry. Those seeds are sown in pots. Each small tuber that grows is a potential new potato variety. The wonders of what flowers can do!

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