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seed potato

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Definition of seed potato in English:

noun

A potato that is intended for replanting to produce a new plant and hence more tubers.
Example sentences
  • It is primarily introduced by the planting of infected seed potato or by planting in ground after an outbreak has occurred where volunteer potatoes may still persist.
  • Potato plants are started from small tubers called seed potatoes.
  • You will, however, have to do some digging: once to plant the seed potatoes; once to earth them up to prevent the new tubers growing on the surface and becoming poisonously green; and once to lift the resultant crop.

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