Potato – Seed Pods

Q: This is a stalk from my purple potato plant. In all my gardening years, I have never seen anything like these growing on the stalk above ground. What are they?

A: They are potato seed pods!

I’m sure you have occasionally seen potato flowers. Typically they fall off and nothing happens thereafter. But if conditions are right, pollination occurs and seed pods form.

Potato Seed Pods

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