The Origin of the Potato: The potato was domesticated some 8000 years ago in the Andes mountains. There is still an incredible diversity of native potatoes available in the Andes, of interest both for breeding and from a culinary point of view.

The Origin of the Potato


The potato was domesticated some 8000 years ago in the Andes mountains in South America.

There is still an incredible diversity of native potatoes available in the Andes, over 5000 varieties! This is of interest both for breeding new varieties elsewhere in the world and of course also from a culinary point of view.

Find out how the potato spread out over the world from the Andes in History of the Potato
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