P.E.I. Potato Board says 99 per cent of crop has been harvested
Indeed, more than 95 per cent of the crop was out of the ground two weeks ago, before a spurt of wet weather reduced the harvest to a crawl.
Darryl Wallace of Cascumpec is one of those growers still with unharvested acreage.
"It's definitely been a challenge," he said, noting the ground has really been absorbing a lot of rain, and available harvesting hours are shrinking.
"We're still a little on the antsy side. I wish we were done, and we should finish in the next couple of days," Wallace said as he waited for the temperature to rise a couple of degrees before powering up the harvesting equipment.