The province of P.E.I. produces 1.1 million tonnes of potatoes every year.

Prince Edward Island is exporting five times the volume of potatoes it usually does to the Caribbean this year, according to the P.E.I. Potato Board.

General manager Greg Donald said that’s because of a poor season in Europe.

"There's been issues in some of the European countries in terms of harvest and the conditions there so that creates more opportunity or affects the competition and creates more opportunity for P.E.I. potatoes into that marketplace so,” he said.

Donald says P.E.I.'s exports are up across the board this year, mainly because growers in the United States reduced their crop by five per cent.