American Potato Journal

, Volume 31, Issue 10, pp 317–321 | Cite as

The effect of immersion in sea water on the sprouting of potato tubers

  • J. I. G. Ross
  • D. B. Robinson


Immersion of dormant potatoes in sea water for periods up to three days at 56° F. was found to shorten the dormancy period and increase the early growth of plants. More prolonged immersion, or the exposure of eyes that had begun to grow, resulted in a soft rot of tubers and injury to the sprouts.


Potato Tuber AMERICAN Potato Journal Irish Cobbler Dormant Tuber Degree Number 
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© Springer 1954

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. I. G. Ross
    • 1
  • D. B. Robinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant ProtectionCharlottetown

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