Storability of tubers obtained from 9 hybrid True Potato Seed (TPS) progenies were compared with that of non-TPS cultivar Diamant under ambient conditions (22.0-34.8°C and 58.0-93.6% RH). Dormant period, days to start shrinkage and days to 100% shrinkage of all TPS progenies were significantly longer than those of Diamant, especially in P-364 X TPS-67 and P-364 X TS-9. The results of correlation analysis among these parameters also indicated that the storability of the TPS progenies was superior to that of Diamant. The rate of rotten tubers of all the TPS progenies, however, was significantly higher than that of Diamant because of their high susceptibility to infectious diseases, indicating the importance of the selection of TPS progenies with high disease resistance during storage under ambient conditions. Tuber size also affected the storability of TPS progenies; small tubers were preferable to medium and large ones, except for their high shrinkability.
Tuhin Suvra Roy , Takashi Nishizawa and Mohammed Hazrat Ali , 2006. Storability of Tubers Derived from True Potato Seed (Solanum tuberosum L.) under Ambient Storage Conditions. Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 5: 243-247.