Source: Mississippi State University
2010 is shaping up to be a sweet year for Mississippi sweet potato growers, a total change from the rains that destroyed 75 percent of last year' crop at harvest.
Benny Graves, sweet potato specialist with the Mississippi Department of Agriculture and Commerce's Bureau of Plant Industry, summed the year up by saying the Vardaman sweet potatoes are back.
"We have extremely high quality potatoes coming out of the ground. They've been grown and harvested under ideal conditions," Graves said. "Yields are a bit above average in a lot of cases, and I haven't seen this quality in a number of years."
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