National Geographic : 1916 May
SIXTEEN POTATO VARIETIES FROM ONE FIELD The pile is a mixture of many varieties grown at a high elevation near the Pass of Panticalla. The natives do not grow fields of separate varieties, although they distinguish and have names for many different sorts, which are widely recognized. Photographs by O. F. Cook THE POTATO, PERU'S GIFT TO MANKIND, HAS ENRICHED THE WORLD MORE THAN THE IMMENSE HOARDS OF GOLD TAKEN BY THE SPANIARDS (SEE TEXT, PAGES 510-515) The popularity of a potato in our market depends largely on whether it is easy to handle and peel. It would be hard to imagine a more convenient potato than this Peruvian variety, called Pucasuaylla, of regular, oblong, flattened form, even surface, and few, shallow eyes. It was found by Professor Bingham between Pucyura and Arma, at an altitude of about 12,000 feet (slightly reduced).