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"True Potato" Botanical Seeds

Date Posted: February 1, 2001

True Potato Seeds (TPS) is the new revolutionary product for growing potatoes from botanical seeds. TPS has the following distinct advantages compared with the conventional method of planting potato tubers.

* Seed requirement per hectare is only 100 gms, compared with requirement of potato tubers of 2.5 tons per hectare and hence reduces cost of cultivation.

* Free from diseases and field resistance to late blight.

* Higher yield of potatoes, due to hybrid vigour.

* No problems of transportation and storage.

There are two methods of potato cultivation using TPS.
1) By growing Potatoes directly from TPS by transplanting seedlings.
2) By producing first small seedling tubers from TPS, and then using the same for sowing in the next season.

There is a big cost saving using TPS, since the seed requirements per hectare is only 100 grms. of TPS, as against 2500 Kgs. potato tubers required for planting one hectare.

By using the second method of planting small seedling tubers, the requirement per hectare is only 750 Kgs. per hectare, which is a big cost saving and gives higher yield of potatoes with good size.

CHARACTERISTICS OF VARIETIES

  • BSS 294
    • 21.5 dry matter
      Tuber shape-Round oval
      Skin - white
      Flesh - whitish
      Maturity - medium (90 days)
      Field resistance to late blight (Phytophthora)

  • BSS 295
    • 22.9 dry matter
      Tuber shape-Round
      Skin - yellow, Flesh - yellowish
      Eyes - fleet
      Maturity - medium
      Can grow in rainy season also. Field resistance to late blight (Phytophthora)
      Tolerant to leaf minor.

  • BSS 296
    • 21.9 dry matter
      Tuber shape-Round
      Skin - yellow
      Flesh - yellowish
      Eyes - flat
      Maturity - medium
      Good processing quality.
      Field resistance to late blight (Phytophthora). Tolerant to leaf minor.

  • BSS 297
    • 20.0 dry matter
      Tuber shape- oval to round
      Skin - white
      Flesh - whitish creamy
      Eyes - medium deep
      Maturity - late (120 days)
      Tolerant to frost
      Field resistance to late blight (Phytophthora)

  • BSS 340
    • 21.8 dry matter
      Tuber shape- oval
      Skin - white
      Flesh - whitish
      Eyes - fleet
      Maturity - medium
      Field resistance to late blight Phytophthora)

  • BSS 341
    • 23.9 dry matter
      Tuber shape-Round
      Skin - yellow
      Flesh - yellow
      Eyes - fleet
      Maturity - medium
      Field resistance to late blight (Phytophthora)

TPS has big future in developing countries, as they import seed potato tuber at a very high price and also there is not guarantee of timely availability of the potato tubers.

Please contact for free samples and literature on "How to grow Potatoes from TPS"

Bejo Sheetal Seeds Pvt. Ltd..
P.O. Box -77, A-3,Old M.I.D.C..
JALNA - 431 203. M.S (INDIA).
Ph. : +91-2482- 32588 / 36588.
Fax: +91-2482-30398.
E-mail : bejosheetal@hotmail.com.
Kamal O. Zunzunwala
Director.

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