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Damme Potato

This afternoon I was cycling with my wife.
We saw the potato harvest with modern machines.
Unfortunately, I was almost too late because the last meter was cleared.
The dry summer makes it easy for farmers, not potatoes on the field.


The Potato (Solanum tuberosum) belongs to the Nightshade family (Solanaceae) and comes from the mountains of South America, where it has been an important food source for thousands of years. Around 1570 the potato was brought ashore in Spain. First the potato was only grown as an ornamental crop and a medicinal herb. Only for consumption in the course of the 18th century.
The potato plant is a biennial crop but is grown as a one-year-old. The leaves, which are lightly hairy and look like tomato leaves, are sensitive to frost. Potatoes form underground stems. At the end of such an underground stem (a stolon) the tuber, the potato, is formed. Food reserves of the potato plant are stored there. Depending on the species, the skin varies from smooth to rough and can have all kinds of color shades. Each tuber has multiple buds, the so-called 'eyes', from which a new plant with tubers develops in the following year.

I hope that you enjoy it

Camera Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shooting Date/Time
8/09/2019 15:56:08
Shooting Mode
Manual Exposure
Tv(Shutter Speed)
Av(Aperture Value)
ISO Speed
EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length
Image Size 5760x3840
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