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Shippers and receivers displayed considerable interest in a previous study which showed that shoppers would choose washed potatoes in preference to unwashed potatoes even though the washed potatoes were being sold at a premium price. The previous study was carried out with washing, grading, packaging, transporting, displaying, and pricing of the potatoes under the direct supervision of research personnel. The industry expressed a desire to test the acceptance of washed potatoes under commercial conditions where market forces would control demand and establish price. This study was conducted with that purpose in mind.
Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
Potatoes, processing, marketing, Maine
Perry, A.L. 1953. Commercial washing of Maine potatoes. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 509.