The potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) is a globally important crop plant producing high yields of nutritionally valuable food in the form of starchy tubers. It is a root vegetable native to the Americas (Peru), a staple food in many parts of the world and an integral part of much of the world’s food supply.
Potato plants are herbaceous perennials that grow about 60 cm (24 in) high, depending on variety, with the leaves dying back after flowering, fruiting and tuber formation. Potatoes are mostly cross-pollinated by insects such as bumblebees, which carry pollen from other potato plants, though a substantial amount of self-fertilizing occurs as well.
Potatoes are the world’s fourth-largest food after corn, wheat and rice.
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