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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.
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Maine Agricultural Experiment Station
Potatoes, processing, marketing, Maine
Perry, A.L. 1953. Commercial washing of Maine potatoes. Maine Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin 509.