Brushed Potatoes are a cold weather crop. The best areas in Victoria for growing potatoes are around Ballarat, Geelong and Gippsland.
The best practice for choosing brushed potatoes are to choose the potatoes that are firm and free of cracks, sprouts, wrinkles and dampness. All of these things are signs of the potatoe being old.
We also suggest that you look for potatoes that do not have a green tinge, as this indicates that the potatoes have been stored in the sunlight and are bitter tot taste.
Potatoes are best stored in a cool, dark place. Avoid direct sunlight as this turns them green. Warm Moist conditions will encourage sprouting. Potatoes should be stored in brown paper bags or plastic with breathing holes. Store Potatoes away from strong smelling foods like onions.