First Swedish Potatoes Due

The first Swedish new potatoes of the season are to be auctioned off on the internet, according to the trade organisation Swedish Potatoes.

Depending on when the first crop can be harvested, the organisation predicts the auction will take place sometime around the 5 - 8th May.

Lars Elofson, head of Swedish Potatoes, told Swedish news agency TT:

"We always try to have some kind of event around the first potatoes of the year. This time we want to give as many people the chance to bid as possible."

He adds that the weather in April has been good for the vegetables, and the bidding price is expected to be over $70 per kilo.

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