Potatoes come from a potato plant; part of the potato plant is above the ground, but the potatoes themselves grow underground. The portion of the plant that is above ground has leaves and flower buds. When a plant has flowered, this is a sign that potatoes are growing underground.Know More
Potatoes grow best in a cool climate. Growers in areas with a hot season can still grow potatoes if they plant them early.
Growers grow potatoes by planting a potato or part of a potato in the ground. A potato has buds or "eyes" all over it that eventually sprout into plants. Once the potato has been planted, the top part of the plant can be seen within a couple weeks.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Potatoes that have green skin spots, are moldy or develop sprouts are potentially bad to eat. While moldy or mushy potatoes should be discarded, it is possible to save a potato with a green skin spot or sprout if this part is completely cut away.Full Answer >
Potatoes reproduce from the eyes that grow out of existing potatoes. A portion of the potato containing the eye is cut off and planted, then the eye produces a new plant and multiple potatoes.Full Answer >
As of 2015, Idaho grows more potatoes than any other state in the United States. Washington comes in second, followed by Wisconsin and North Dakota. As of 2013, the U.S. produced 43.7 billion lbs. of potatoes.Full Answer >
Potatoes can be frozen by following a few handy steps. Prior to freezing, briefly scald the potatoes in hot water or steam. This process, called blanching, preserves the color, flavor and texture of the potato.Full Answer >