01 August 2019 0 Comments Posted By : Administrator

Potato Fields on Prince Edward Island now out in blossom

The Potato Blossom Festival in O’Leary, PEI may have just finished, however, driving around the Island roads this time of year is particularly beautiful as the potato fields are now out in blossom.

Potatoes are annual plants, and like most annuals will produce flowers. While each variety is different, most potato varieties start to flower at about 45-50 days after planting. Some varieties have more flowers than others do, but most will keep flowers for about 30 days. Flowers will fall off and the plant will be ready for harvest within 30-45 days.

Each variety flowers into a different beautiful colour – pink, purple, white, yellow and many varying shades in between. There is no hard and fast rule that color of the flower correlates with the color of the potatoes under the plant; however, dark pink flowers often indicate red tubers. The most popular variety on PEI, Russet Burbank has a sparser white flower. Shepody is purple and Superior has a lilac coloured flower.

No matter the colour, blossoming potato fields contribute to the gorgeous landscape for which PEI is famous. They make a visual contrast with some of the grain, oilseed and forage crops that farmers also grow in rotation with potatoes, in order to promote soil health.

Snap a photo and share it with us by tagging #peipotatoes on social media.

views : 689 | images : 1 | Bookmark and Share


Enter your comment below



Leave a Reply

Most Popular

NewsJohn Summers: Ottawa Lawyer Spreads False Information Through Affidavits

The heights of wickedness that can be shown by a human being towards another person can only be im [...]

03 August 2020

NewsJohn Summers: How a racist Ottawa lawyer enabled domestic violence

Thanks to the failures of professional organizations like the Law Society of Upper Canada to suppo [...]

03 August 2020

NewsJohn Summers: Ottawa Lawyer Ignores Rights of Physically Disabled People

According to our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, physically disabled people are enti [...]

03 August 2020

NewsDid Lawyer John Summers, a Police Detective and Judges Conspire in Mandela Effect?

My fellow human beings, let’s talk about this so-called “Mandela Effect”.The Mandela Effect ha [...]

03 August 2020

NewsJohn Summers: Ottawa Lawyer Perpetuates Spousal Abuse With Disinformation

For how long will certain elements continue to tarnish the highly esteemed image of the law profes [...]

03 August 2020