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Potato Growing in Canada
By the Canadian Department of Agriculture


The potato is one of the important crops in the Canadian agricultural economy. In addition to being the premier vegetable it ranks fifth among the field crops from the standpoint of gross farm value. The potato has a wide adaptation and succeeds well in most areas of Canada. It is grown on more farms and in more gardens than any other single agricultural plant, reaching its greatest importance in the Maritime Provinces where it provides a large part of the total agricultural revenue.

In Canada potatoes are used chiefly for human consumption. They are an economical food and an excellent source of carbohydrates but have a relatively low content of calcium and Vitamin A. When used with foods rich in protein, such as meat, milk, cheese, fish, and eggs, they form an important part of the diet.

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