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Replying to the update: I am not an expert at growing aeroponic or hydroponic potatoes. In fact, I have never done it. I do know a thing or two about potatoes though, so take this on the balance. Normally, aeroponics is used to grow seed potatoes, not potatoes for eating. The problem is that you need to input an enormous amount of energy to get potatoes ...


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There are already good general answers to this question, but I will add a couple of specifics. La Ratte is male and female fertile variety, so it is capable of producing seeds without a pollinator. If there are no other male fertile varieties nearby, the seeds will be self-pollinated. Self-pollinated seeds of La Ratte produce mostly tubers similar to the ...


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The tubers that are used for "seed potatoes" are grown and harvested exactly the same way as other potatoes, except for one thing. Like other members of the same plant family (e.g. tomatoes), potatoes are are easily infected with virus diseases. Some of these (like "potato blight") are serious and may cause the entire crop to fail. Others ...


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Most potatoes, as far as I know, have the ability to flower and set fruit. The fruits, known as berries, are small green globes reminiscent of tomatoes, which makes sense seeing as how they're in the same family. It's very important to note that these fruits are somewhat poisonous, though! The seeds in the berries are viable and can, indeed, be planted for a ...


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