Growing Potatoes at Home

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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.

 

Authors: 
Horticulture Sciences Department, University of Florida
Publisher: 
Horticulture Sciences Department, University of Florida
Year: 
2016