Growfair produces its first Cornish Early potato crop of the season

Growfair - Pride of Cornwall has seen the first of its Cornish Early new potatoes, thanks to the region's mild climate and the warmer Gulf Stream air.

"These first new potatoes of the season are a real sign that spring has arrived," said Growfair - Pride of Cornwall brand development manager Mark Oughtred.

"The season for Cornish Earlies is a brief one. The potato has more vitamins, minerals and fibre, but fewer calories and less fat than potatoes harvested later in the year."

Cornish Earlies should be eaten as fresh as possible and unlike most potatoes they don't keep well in cold storage for long periods of time, he said.

Mark Oughtred said Growfair - Pride of Cornwall, a brand of the wholesaler Bristol Fruit Sales, was also harvesting asparagus.


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