Producers from Matanzas are immersed in the planting of potatoes corresponding to the 2017-2018 campaign. However, with 18 days of delay, only 90 hectares (ha) of the 1,500 planned hectares have been planted, according to Roberto Gómez, head of the agricultural department at the Provincial Delegation of Agriculture in Matanzas.
In recent years one of the dreams of Cuban family cuisine, far from being the classic pork, reserved for the goodbye of the year, is the elusive potato. That is why when the authorities of the Agriculture in Matanzas announced the possible overrunning of the monarch absent from our stoves, we made a mouth water.
More than 29 thousand 400 tonnes of potatoes were harvested in the province of Matanzas this season, a figure that exceeds the planned 300 thousand tonnes, said Yosbel Tejera Guinart, agricultural subdelegate in the territory.
The productive units of Matanzas province are ready to harvest about 28 thousand tons of potatoes planned for the coming harvest, said Yosbel Tejera Guinart, agricultural subdelegate in the territory.
More than 1,300 hectares dedicated to the cultivation of potatoes for consumption will be planted before December 30 in the province of Matanzas, said Yosbel Tejera Guinart, subdelegate of the provincial Delegation of Agriculture in the territory.
The producers of the Máximo Gómez Agricultural Company continue the work of planting potatoes in Perico. This year they grow 64 hectares more than last year, said Osvaldo Rodríguez, director of the entity.