One-man root and tuber breeding show comes to town

Welcome to Cultivariable! My name is William Whitson and I breed plants. Cultivariable is my business, where I sell the plants that I breed and, miraculously, seem to be making a living at it. I breed plants for fun, because I am interested in discovering the possibilities. I’m not changing the world here. My discoveries are not going to feed the starving masses, save us from climate change, or expand the frontiers of science, but they might feed you if you grow them. This is mostly a one-man show, meaning that I do everything from weeding to stuffing envelopes alongside the actual breeding work.

William also put together a pretty nice website, from which you can order his stuff. Particularly impressive is his single-minded determination of fully characterize the USDA potato collection. Well worth supporting.

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