Potato are occasionally referred to as Irish Potatoes

I like potato, how about you? I bet you like more than I do. The article I'm going to share with you here today is about potato. The potato was subsequently covered by European mariners to territories and ports throughout the world. The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial solanum tuberosum of the Solanaceae family, also known as the nightshades. The word potato may refer to the plant itself as well as the edible tuber. In the region of the Andes, there are some other closely related cultivated potato species. Potatoes are the world's fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat and maize. Wild potato occur from the United States to Uruguay and Chile. Genetic testing of the wide variety of cultivators and wild species suggest that the potato has a single origin in the area of southern Peru, from a species in the Solanum brevicaule complex.

The name potato originally referred to a type of sweet potato rather than the other way around, despite the fact that there is actually no close relationship between the two plants. The English confused the two plants once for the other. In many of the chronicles detailing agriculture and plants, no distinction is made between the two. Potato are occasionally referred to as "Irish potatoes" or "white potatoes" in the United States, to distinguish them from sweet potatoes. Potato plants are herbaceous perennials that grow about 60 cm (24in) high, depending on variety, the culms dying back after flowering. They bear white, pink, red, blue, or purple flowers with yellow stamens.

Potato are cross-pollinated mostly by insects, including bumblebees, which carry pollen from other potato plants, but a substantial amount of self-fertilizing occurs as well. After potato plants flower, some varieties will produce small green fruits resemble green cherry tomatoes, each containing up to 300 true seeds. Potato fruit contains large amounts of the toxic alkaloid solannine and is therefore unsuitable for consumption. Some commercial potato varieties do not produce seeds at all and are propagated only from tuber pieces.