Prince Edward Island is the largest producer of potatoes in the country, producing approximately 25% of Canada’s potatoes each year. This year, more than 85,000 acres of potatoes will be grown in PEI. Many different varieties of potatoes are grown, often for different uses. Potatoes come in russeted, white, yellow, red or purple skin and with white, yellow, or purple flesh. Some of the most popular varieties in PEI include Russet Burbank, Goldrush, Eva, Superior, Atlantic, Dakota Pearl, Red Norland, Chieftain, Prospect, Dakota Russet, and Satina. However, there are dozens of different varieties grown across the province. Potatoes are normally planted in May and early June and are harvested in late September and October. 60% of PEI potatoes are processed into French fries or potato chips, while 30% are destined for grocery stores and restaurants across Canada and the United States. About 10% of the crop is grown as seed to produce next year’s crop of potatoes. PEI potatoes are sent all across Canada, to many parts of the United States, and to countries around the world. Prince Edward Island is also a leading centre for potato research and innovation for North America. PEI potato growers are also highly committed to sustainable production practices, including integrated pest management, crop rotation, nutrient management, and soil conservation.