Harvest potatoes after frost

Asked December 18, 2017, 3:45 PM EST

I just dug up some potatoes from my garden today. There has been some frost and below freezing days but for the most part the potatoes look fine. Only the top 1-2 inches of soil seemed frozen. Are they OK to eat?

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1 Response

Yes, they are fine. The green surface of potato skins should not be eaten, but otherwise if a potato looks good and smells and feel right, it should be fine.

Our 'Vegetable crops' pages provide harvesting info as well as other cultural help for each crop: https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/plants/vegetable-crops

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