Germany: Lower Saxony storage potatoes hardly available on the open market

Updated Jun 1, 2023
This year's potato marketing season is now in its final spurt. "Alternative goods are being phased out: hardly any goods are still available on the open market and are traded at higher prices; in food retailing, some chains have already switched to imported goods for the most part. But there are also some who want to offer alternative potatoes from Lower Saxony until the start of the new harvest," describes Jochen Entrup, potato wholesaler and managing director of the Holdorf-based company of the same name. Among others, early potatoes from Egypt, Israel, Spain as well as Cyprus are currently being traded. "The drought has affected early potato production in Spain and Italy, but in Cyprus the situation is not so tense. These are traded at high prices, as most of the imported goods have already been disposed of, which is expected to continue following the German early potato season. For climate reasons, we import very little ourselves and try to trade in regional ware potatoes for ...
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