Price of potatoes expected to go up, says P.E.I. grower
A worldwide shortage of potatoes, as a result of a hot dry growing season and wet harvest, has the potential to drive up the price for potatoes.
It was a difficult year for potato growers on P.E.I. First there was a cold spring which delayed the planting. That was followed by a hot, dry summer which affected yields. Almost 7,000 acres of potatoes are still in the ground on P.E.I., making up almost half of the 15,000 abandoned acres in Canada alone. The unusually hot dry growing season in Europe also affected the supply of seed potatoes, which has a domino effect on next year's harvest. | READ MORE