Harvest of the Month
December features Potatoes
Washington state potatoes come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors with names like Russets, Reds, Whites, Yellows/Golds, Blue/Purples and Fingerlings. Most potato crops are planted in spring, and harvested in the fall. The part of the plant we call a "potato" grows underground and is a "tuber". If stored in a dark, dry and cool environment, some potatoes can be stored for up to 12 months.