Potato's grow slow

Potato’s grow really slow, i’m watching 6 potato’s growing for 4 in real life days and still not grown to ripe stage.

Are you by their side?
Potatoes only grow when the chunk is loaded. If the place is far off and you’re not there, they will grow veeery slow.

It’s the 6 planted potato’s at the small farm in the plains on EU2, all the plants that i planted have grown in unloaded chunks, while those 6 potato’s plants have not change a grown stage.

It’s known on Discord that potatoes do not ripen anymore. I’m surprised it wasn’t already a bug report.
We have potatoes planted in town on Overgrowth, where people regularly gather, and have not ripened in well over a week.