Veggie Gardener Forum banner


2845 Views 3 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  Divya Malhotra
My potatoes are tall and spindly, I was told to stomp on them to stop the nutrition
going to the leaves and it will go down into the potaoes. Is there any truth to this?
1 - 1 of 4 Posts
Fruits bear seeds developing from the ovaries of a plant and potatoes are tubers and do not produce seeds which makes it clear that they cannot be classified as fruits. Potatoes are stem vegetables that are grown on stolons found underground. Some experts classify them as a form of starch due to their starchy nature. Besides being a common protein source, they are also very high in carbohydrates and can be used in place of rice and bread. Due to their function as starch, they are nutritionally considered as a starchy carb. If you want some more information or have any questions then let me know.
Source : potatoes
1 - 1 of 4 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.