Where do Potatoes Originate from?

Potatoes are a native of highlands of Ecuador and Peru. When the Spaniards came to Peru they found the potato and brought it back with them to Spain early in the sixteenth century. From Spain it spread all over Europe and became very popular with the people. Some people believe that Spaniards first brought the potato to North America, but there is evidence that it was first brought to New Hampshire from Ireland in 1719.