History of the potato
It is a native of Peru and Bolivia, and was taken by the Spanish to the Canary Islands circa 1570, after which it travelled onto Spain and mainland Europe.
It travelled back to America in 1719. It travelled in a big circle and came by Jamestown circa 1620. Many traders brought it to Asia and it went on further to Australia. Sir Walter Rally introduced it to Ireland
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