Growing Potatoes at Home
The potato is one of America's most popular vegetables. Each year, Americans eat an average of 125 pounds of potatoes per person. Solanum tuberosum--also called the Irish potato--is a cool season crop. During the winter and spring months, Florida's commercial farms grow and supply much of the country with "new" potatoes.
A home-grown and freshly harvested potato tastes very different from one that has been sitting in storage or on a grocery shelf for months. You can get new potato flavor at home by following our recommendations.