These Kerr's Pink in Cork were not irrigated and they showed extreme sprouting with granddaughter tubers forming.
Kerr's Pink potatoes in Wexford showing very aggressive sprouting on non irrigated land. We wonder if the presence of irrigation has helped to cool the ground and this reduce the aggressiveness of sprouting.
A granddaughter tuber growing on a stolon from a daughter tuber in a crop of Golden Wonder.
Sprouting and secondary growth on tubers in an irrigated Rooster crop in Cork. The new growth and granddaughter tubers have a brighter skin colour.
A granddaughter tuber growing from a well-formed daughter tuber in Rooster. It seems that the length of the stolon or the distance the youngest tuber is from its mother is influenced by the temperature in the soil.
These Markies potatoes in Co Cork on non-irrigated land showed no signs of sprouting but secondary growth was evident.
New buds continue to develop on the surface of daughter tubers which could result in a proliferation of daughter tubers.
A pointed end is developing on a Golden Wonder tuber as a result of secondary growth while a new sprout is evident at the opposite end.
There was little or no evidence of any form of secondary growth on the tubers of this crop of Maritiema. Tuber numbers are very high this season and most stalks dug in this variety had around 30 tubers per plant.
A range of the different forms of secondary growth and tuber distortions, including one daughter tuber, on British Queens last week.
Most of the mother tubers in this crop of Rooster were still perfectly sound and this picture shows that new buds are again appearing from the planted seed potato.
Two granddaughter tubers have already begun growth from the same eye on a Rooster daughter tuber with a third sprout now emerging from the same spot.