POTATOES

BY: Kenzie

What is a potato?

  • A potato is a tuber grown in the ground.
  • IDAHO is the number potato producing state!
  • There are over 100 different varieties of potatoes in the U.S.
  • Potatoes contain a lot of starch

THE LIFE CYCLE AND ANATOMY!

70-120 days until harvest

STAGES!

Sprouting

Vegetative stage

Tuber initiation

Tuber bulking

Maturation

Potato harvester

Potatoes are good for you because...

Potatoes can have many diseases that damage the tuber or the leaves.