Irish Potatoes

Kathryn Fontenot, Singh, Raghuwinder, Strahan, Ronald E., Cannon, James M., Brown, Sebe, Sexton, Mary  |  7/6/2017 6:19:02 PM

Irish potatoes are a cool-season vegetable grown in the late winter and spring in Louisiana and, to some extent, in late summer and fall. When grown under favorable conditions, they return a high yield for the space occupied. Potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates. The edible portion of the plant is called a tuber and is grown underground. Potatoes come in many varieties and different colors like red, white and yellow. Often termed Irish potato because of the famous potato blight in Ireland, the potato actually originated in South America.

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