Potato Domestication

The potato was domesticated between 3000 B.C and 2000 B.C. Some people suggest that the potato was domesticated over 7,000 years ago.

Evidence shows that the potato was domesticated in the Andes Mountains on the borders of Lake Titicaca of Peru in South America.

The Pre-Columbian farmers in South America were the people that domesticated the potato.
Most of the people that domesticated the potato so they could have food but fishermen from Spain used potatoes in their stores for their voyages across the Atlantic Ocean.

Domestication changed the potato, it got bigger now the potato has spread to the far corners of the globe.

Some other interesting facts about the potato are, It takes 60 days from the day that the potato was planted for it to be edible, The potato has high vitamin C, Wild potatoes grow as far as the state of Nebraska, Potatoes are the fourth largest cropt.

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