I did an experiment where I put the cut seed potatoes directly onto a live lawn, and then covered with 4" of premium bark mulch. The plants did exceptionally well, and I noticed that a large number of the flowers successfully set fruit. I have an estimated 450 fruits.
I would like to save the seeds, and try to start some new varieties (just for showing off).
- How can I make sure the fruits don't drop?
- What differences should I look for when the fruits are ripened?
- How do I store the seeds?
As of 8/8/14, the plants have dropped the fruits, which are darker, more purple, and they have started drying out. The seeds inside are still soft and white.