Wild Potato (Solanum tuberosum) Edit
- Height: 1 block
- Typical crop, planted on farmland
- Time: Pleistocene to Recent
- Native biome(s): None (obtain from fossils)
- Edible to herbivores
- Edible to humans
The Wild Potato (Solanum tuberosum) is the ancestor of the modern potato. It was first domesticated in southern Peru or northwest Bolivia, between 5000 and 8000 BC. The earliest confirmed domestic potato tuber remains were found at the Ancon site in Peru, and date back to around 2500 BC.
Just like the Wild Onion, the Wild Potato is essentially identical to its modern descendants in terms of needs. However, each potato tuber is much smaller than what modern humans are used to, only reaching the size of a peanut pod at the very largest. If you've ever wanted a visually and historically interesting (if substantially lacking) novelty crop that you can trick gullible tourists into buying for inflated prices, this is the plant for you.
Food dishes that use this plant:
- Fun Fries (upcoming, arrives in update 2.1.0)