First crop of SunLite lower-carb potatoes due in Jan.

Filed under: In The News — Tags: — @ August 9, 2004

SunFresh, a cooperative formed by six Florida farmers, has acquired exclusive rights to the lower-carb potato developed by Dutch seed company HZPC. They hope to get the “SunLite” potato, which has 30% fewer carbs than the average Russet Burbank, to market quickly in order to capitalize on the buzz surrounding it.

The first crop should be ready in January, according to one of the farmers. “It’s way riskier to raise them this time of year because of hurricanes and other rain issues,” he said. “But we want to get people the chance to try it as quick as possible.”

Normally, Florida farmers plant potatoes in January and harvest in April. But SunFresh will plant in early September this year.

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