In Finland, this year's best potato harvest is expected to be seen in northern parts of the country. Summer weather in the north has provided suitable temperatures and rain, while a dry summer on the south has slowed growth.

    Production Chief Jukka Pekka Palohuhta of the Finnish Seed Potato Centre believes that overall the best and biggest harvests will be seen in the north this year: "Southern Finland has had a rather long dry spell that has weakened the prospects of a good harvest. Further north it's rained well, so prospects are good."