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Northern Ireland: Late potato harvest for Comber Earlies growers

This year’s harvest of Comber Earlies, Northern Ireland’s most famous potato, has arrived on shelves two weeks later than expected. The new season Comber potato has protected EU status as only potatoes planted, grown and harvested within the protected geographical indicated area can be marketed as Comber Earlies and only potatoes harvested in May, June and July are eligible for the status. Their arrival usually signals the start of summer but the Comber Earlies are not so early this year. More