Commemorating the National Day of the Potato
For 15 years in our country the most important tuber and variety has celebrated its day at the national level.
On May 30, the national potato day was celebrated in our country, which is the main protagonist in various dishes within Peruvian cuisine.
Then, for being such a special date we will highlight important data of our flag tuber.
In Peru, we have more than 5,000 potato varieties. According to reports from the National Institute of Agrarian Innovation (INIA) throughout our Peruvian territory we have 7,408 records of varieties of native potatoes or natives of Peru. Of the total record of native potato varieties, 36% comes from the Cusco region and the rest of Ancash, Cajamarca, Huancavelica, Puno, among others.