caribny posted:kp posted:
Potato was first grown in Egypt then moved to Europe.
Potato was one of the few crops that originated in the Americas and was then transferred to Europe.
While indeed in America; one needs to be a bit more specific relative to today's geographic locations.
According to historical sources, potato was first known to be cultivated in central Peru around 2000_BC.
Reports indicated that sailors returning to Europe brought potato, maize and a few other items which were then planted/developed in the 1500's in Spain and Britain.