Biggest dahlias produced least # of tubers?
OK, this is weird. Dug my dahlias yesterday, a week and a half after frost. I figured I would see lots of eyes by then. (Only a third of them had any eyes that I could find. The stems are so hard I'm still not sure how I can possibly slice those up.)
The biggest dahlias had the smallest and fewest tubers! I couldn't believe it when I dug up my 4 foot Akita, that was so healthy and bloomed so much. It looked like it had hardly more than what I planted it with. Each one was like a small "hand" of 3 or so connected tubers when I planted them. Akita still had three, though I could tell one or more old ones had rotted and new ones grew. Did they put all their energy into foliage and above ground effort? Boy, and I was hoping for lots of those next year.
My mini window box dahlias, though all of a foot tall, produced big clumps of tubers, more than softball sized. Weird.