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North Carolina White Potatoes

North Carolina White PotatoesOnly a few other foods are as nutritious, delicious, and versatile as the potato. Not only does a potato give you an energizing supply of complex carbohydrates, but it also provides protein and important vitamins and minerals, including potassium, vitamins B6 and C, copper, and manganese.

Potatoes are harvested somewhere in the United States in every month of the year as they are a commercial crop in 48 states. They also keep well if stored under the proper conditions. As a result, there is an endless peak season, with no periods of short supply. The principal growing states with an autumn harvest include Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Maine, and New York; major winter and spring crops are harvested in the South and Southwest. New potatoes are not stored, but the overlapping growing seasons mean that they, too, may be found in stores throughout the year, though in limited quantities.


North Carolina White Potatoes Growers/Shipper List

Cooling/Storage Requirements of North Carolina White Potatoe

Suitable Cooling Method(s)

Room Cooling, Forced Air Cooling

Optimum Temp ºF

38-40ºF

Freezing Temp ºF

31ºF

Optimum Humidity %

90-95%

Normal Storage Life

5-8 months

 
Nick Augostini, Marketing Specialist
North Carolina Dept of Agriculture & Consumer Services
202 Cunningham Road
Kinston, NC 28501
(252) 527-7125