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Cornish new potatoes in store

Signalling the start of summer, Cornish new potatoes have arrived in Tesco and local stores around the south west of the UK.

The fresh, seasonal new potato crop is the first of the year from the UK’s mainland, and will be available to buy until early August.

“We know consumers love the fact that these potatoes are freshly harvested and brought to store in the shortest amount of time possible. That sweet fresh taste is one of the main reasons UK consumers love seasonal potatoes,” said Sharon Affleck, sales and marketing director at Tesco’s supplier Branston.

“As soon as the potatoes reach the right size they are harvested and packed as quickly as possible at our site in the south west.

Read the full report on Business Cornwall here