Do potatoes produce seeds (specifically La Ratte potato) and how do you harvest them? Although I don't fully understand, I am aware that "seed potatoes" are a thing and can be used to grow a new potato plant. I'm looking for a long term storage solution and the ability to plant many additional potato plants from a single parent, preferably by using a actual seed. I'm very new to farming, and I know basically nothing, so if my understanding of any of this is completely wrong then please correct me.
Wow! Thank you all so very much for your very generous and informative comments. I honestly didn't expect this much feedback from such a simple question lol but it is DEEPLY appreciated. Thank you thank you thank you all.
Based on this incredible feedback I would like to add further details about my situation to see if anyone has any further recommendations or would like to add mention anything else based on their previous comments.
I'm a DevOps engineer by trade who's volunteering at a local nonprofit. I saw an opportunity to use my skills to create a fully autonomous and highly scalable aeroponics garden for feeding the needy. We want to grow and distribute fresh and very high quality food to the needy and eventually sell the same crops commercially with all of the proceeds being used to expand our food donation programs.
Is there anything I should be aware of when growing La Ratte potatoes using aeroponics? Also @HagenvonEitzen had mentioned potential "licensing issues" for growing crops commercially. Would purchasing seeds from Seed Savers, Burpee, Arbico Organics and Ferry-Morse be a problem legally speaking and not just for potatoes but for seeds in general? Our goal is to only donate/sale produce that is USDA Non GMO organic (which I believe is the highest grade please correct me if I'm wrong). Does anyone have any recommendations for reputable and low cost seed distributors that offer USDA Non GMO seeds that can be sold commercially? And finally, would growing and distributing food to the needy that was produced from "patented" seeds be a legal issue? Thanks in advance for you feedback!