no flowers on early potatoes

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Geraldine Butterworth asked 11 years ago

I planted early potatoes in march Home guard and British queens. I also planted Kerr pinks and Golden wonders as late potatoes. The late potatoes are all flowering but no sign of a flower on the earlies. Is there a problem ?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
While all potato varieties flower, some do so more than others and some have  tendency to shed the flowers before they open, especially in a dry summer. 

Non-flowering is not a problem as it does not affect the formation of tubers.