Chipping potatoes starting to bloom

Chipping potatoes starting to bloom

A farmer in the Missouri Bootheel says chipping potatoes are starting to bloom.

John Halverson with Black Gold Farms tells Brownfield it hasn’t been an easy spring with cool, wet conditions causing seed rot in a few acres of potatoes. But he says the situation is improving.

“The weather will warm up and that’s exactly what the crop needs: 80 degree days and sunshine. We’ll start harvest soon, around June 5 and it should wrap up at the end of July.”

Halverson says sweet potato planting will start in a few weeks.