Ireland and a World Potato Congress are completely synonymous. Because of history and tradition, Ireland’s relationship with the potato is unique. In the late sixteenth century, the potato made its way from Peru to Ireland.
The Potato (Solanum tuberosum) plant is native to Upper Peru and northeastern Bolivia. There, under adverse conditions, the ancient Incas domesticated the plant in large terraces like the ones at Machu Pichu.
Black Gold Farms started harvest of the 2019 fresh crop of Texas colored potatoes earlier this week. According to the company, the first run fields have indicated that the quality will be better than ever.