Are seed potatoes treated with chemicals?
Moreover, what are seed potatoes treated with?
First, most potatoes in the grocery store have been treated with a sprout-inhibitor that prevents the potatoes' eyes from developing while in storage and on the shelf. Seed potatoes are NEVER treated with sprout inhibitors.
Furthermore, which fungicide is used for potato seed? Today mancozeb (abbreviated as MZ) is still used alone or in combination with other fungicides to extend the range of pathogens controlled. Mancozeb (Dithane, Manzate, Penncozeb) is helpful for Fusarium seed piece decay. Most of our experience has been with mancozeb applied as a dust.
Similarly one may ask, are seed potatoes safe to eat?
A: No. Potato tubers purchased for seed purposes definitely should not be eaten. Frequently, such tubers have been chemically treated. Like all treated seeds, seed potatoes should not be fed to humans or animals.
Are seed potatoes poisonous?
Like all other parts of the plant except the tubers, the fruit contain the toxic alkaloid solanine and are therefore unsuitable for consumption. All new potato varieties are grown from seeds, also called "true potato seed", "TPS" or "botanical seed" to distinguish it from seed tubers.