Larger potatoes in store for Colorado season

The new crop of potatoes has just commenced harvesting in the San Luis Valley in Colorado, and growers are pleased with what they are seeing. Favorable weather has helped to foster ideal conditions and potato sizes are expected to average larger than previous years. “The new crop began in earnest in mid-September,” said Dave Yeager of Farm Fresh Direct. “Some of the early maturing plants commenced in early September but the main crop is now underway and is expected to remain in harvest through October 15. This year, we’re expecting a good crop and the size profile is looking a little larger than normal. We’ve had a combination of good weather and decent rainfall that has enabled the crop to be healthy. The larger sizes come about from time to time and although there is no direct explanation, this year’s conditions were indeed favorable for the plants.” More