VAAL TRIANGLE - The price of potatoes in South Africa has seen a massive surge of 104% in the last four months. According to data from Potatoes SA, this comes after an unusually cold winter in Limpopo hurt the early part of the harvest. Potato SA says the average market price of a bag of 10kg potatoes in South Africa reached R83 in October. In June, the average price was R34,40. The recent price surge has surpassed the previous highs seen at the beginning of 2016, at the height of the drought. At the start of 2016, potato prices reached R63 per 10kg bag.