The early history of the potato in Europe

  title={The early history of the potato in Europe},
  author={J. Hawkes and J. Francisco-Ortega},
  • J. Hawkes, J. Francisco-Ortega
  • Published 2004
  • Biology
  • Euphytica
  • SummaryAlthough many crops were brought to Europe by Columbus and others soon after the discovery of the New World in 1492, the potato arrived much later. This is because it is a cool-temperate crop of the high Andes of South America, and these were not discovered by the Spaniards until 1532. Potatoes were not recorded in the literature until 1537 in what is now Colombia, and did not feature in published works until 1552. No actual account has yet been discovered (and very probably does not… CONTINUE READING
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