. The Bulletin of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Agriculture -- North Carolina. 28 The Bulletin. ing the potatoes in the ground and still attached to the plant. The potatoes can easily and rapidly be lifted out of the ground, pulled from the vine, placed in suitable baskets or boxes, and carried to the place of packing or storing. No matter what implement used, the chief require- ment in harvesting is to do the work as carefully as possible to avoid injuring the tubers.. Fig. 16.—Sack L'sed in Maeketing Late Potatoes. The grading and packing of sweet potatoes should receive as m

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. The Bulletin of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Agriculture -- North Carolina. 28 The Bulletin. ing the potatoes in the ground and still attached to the plant. The potatoes can easily and rapidly be lifted out of the ground, pulled from the vine, placed in suitable baskets or boxes, and carried to the place of packing or storing. No matter what implement used, the chief require- ment in harvesting is to do the work as carefully as possible to avoid injuring the tubers.. Fig. 16.—Sack L'sed in Maeketing Late Potatoes. The grading and packing of sweet potatoes should receive as m
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. The Bulletin of the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. Agriculture -- North Carolina. 28 The Bulletin. ing the potatoes in the ground and still attached to the plant. The potatoes can easily and rapidly be lifted out of the ground, pulled from the vine, placed in suitable baskets or boxes, and carried to the place of packing or storing. No matter what implement used, the chief require- ment in harvesting is to do the work as carefully as possible to avoid injuring the tubers.. Fig. 16.—Sack L'sed in Maeketing Late Potatoes. The grading and packing of sweet potatoes should receive as much thoughtful consideration as that bestowed on the preparation of apples or Irish potatoes for marketing. Small, irregularly-shaped and damaged potatoes should be kept at home. Very large specimens should also be rejected, as their presence does not add to the attractiveness of the pack- age. Each package should contain potatoes of the same variety and of a uniform size, color and general appearance. Medium-size potatoes are usually preferred by the average purchaser. The eleven-peck venti- lated, cloth-covered barrel is the most universally used package for mar- keting this crop. If sweet potato growers for Northern markets would adopt the method of packing their crop in "double-headed" barrels, the potatoes would reach market in better condition and command a higher price. The preferences of these markets have created a demand for the. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. North Carolina. Dept. of Agriculture. Raleigh : State Board of Agriculture

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