The only wrinkle was sizing, he said.
Winds from Hurricane Irene blew down tobacco plants down, and as a result, growers of tobacco and sweet potatoes were forced to devote more time to their tobacco crops.
As a result, sweet potato harvests started one or two weeks later than their typical late August/early September starts, Precythe said. That gave spuds extra time to plump up.
“We’ve got a higher percentage of jumbos than I’d like,” he said.