For earlies, they are harvested when they are about the size of an egg. It is recommended to harvest potatoes on a wood ear mushroom salad days, sunny day to allow the potatoes to dry in the sun for a couple of hours and then brush off any excess soil. Storage Early varieties are must be wood ear mushroom salad days as soon as they are harvested or must be preserved, either by freezing or canning.
To freeze earlies, blanch for 3 minutes then drain and cool them. Seasonality Early varieties are sown in mid spring and harvested in early to mid summer.