Seed Potatoes Information
While you could plant any potatoes and have them grow into plants, it is not recommended that you try growing potatoes from the grocery store for two reasons. First, grocery produce is often treated with a growth inhibitor. This is meant to keep the produce fresh longer, by preventing it from sprouting. Even when planted in the garden, your grocery potatoes may never take root.
Because potatoes are propagated vegetatively, any diseases from the prior year will be carried over in those small pieces of potato. That's why it is so important to use disease-free seed potatoes. That means buying certified Wisconsin seed potatoes, rather than supermarket potatoes. Certified seed potatoes are inspected by a government authority to be disease-free. We only carry Wisconsin certified potatoes.