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A partner you can rely on for seed potatoes

EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH

We are an innovative international trading company for seed potatoes. We are  uniting our affiliated breeders, with all their  breeding know-how and operate in more than 70 countries all over the world.

Potatoes are our passion. We are a reliable and fair partner to our customers and business partners. Our quality commitment to achieve optimum harvest success benefits our costumers. They know that they can rely on our potato varieties and seedquality

It has always been our long-term goal  to develop new varieties that meet the changing demands of consumers as well as the requirements of agriculture and thus be a leading supplier on the national and international markets. In collaboration with our sister company Böhm-Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG (BNA) breeding and propagation are organized in an integrated production process.

The four seasons of the potato - corporate video of EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH

The EUROPLANT guarantee:

  • Innovative varieties
    We offer a wide range of cutting-edge, high-performing potato varieties with high natural resistance and tolerance and strong characteristics of the varieties in terms of taste and appearance.
  • Professional advice
    We support you every step of the way with professional advice tailored to your individual situation. From selecting and cultivating of the varieties to harvesting, storing and marketing.
  • Certification
    Our EUROPLANT potatoes are certified by an independent testing institute according to Global G.A.P and QS standards. We meet the government's seed marketing standards and beyond this we set our own high targets for quality.
  • Reliable logistics
    Our logistics centers are equipped with most modern technology for storage, packing and loading. This enables us to deliver seed potatoes in the desired packages quickly and reliably to locations throughout the country and beyond from the end of September through to May.
  • Global network
    EUROPLANT operates in over 70 different countries around the world.Our subsidiaries and local partners provide insights into the local markets and enable us to supply the most appropriate varieties for the specific requirements and environmental conditions of each location.

Our competence is based on three components - varieties, competence and service

EUROPLANT VARIETIES

A diverse range

Our EUROPLANT varieties are classically bred. We only use conventional breeding methods, which means that we don't use any genetically modified crossing partners.

For many years now, the improvement of natural resistance to potato diseases and pests, the  strengthening resilience towards environmental factors and an increase in cultivation efficiency combined with strong varietal characteristics have been at the top in all our potato variety development work.

Our range comprises over 100 varieties for table, processing and starch production. Around 1/3 of our varieties are available as organic varieties. In fact, we are one of the largest suppliers of organic seed potatoes in Europe.

The combined traits of each variety make them unique and distinct due to their exceptional quality. We are able to supply the right varieties to meet the wide-ranging needs of our customers regarding their usage and cultivation conditions.


VARIETY NEWS

EUROPLANT potatoes at Bocuse d`Or Europe 2022

Hungary, March 2022 | A special honour for our partner EURO SOL in Hungary. They were allowed to supply the potatoes for the prestigious cooking competition Bocuse d`Or Europe 2022. Read more...


Special varieties for low input production

Lüneburg, December 2021 | Our innovative varieties for low input production are very efficient at acquiring and converting nutrients, enabling them to achieve a high yield of consistent quality with a reduced supply of nutrients. Read more...


SIMONETTA - variety of the year 2021/2022

Lueneburg, November 2021 | The medium-early SIMONETTA convinces with an attractive appearance and an excellent taste. Coupled with high yields and a very good storage performance, it combines the best characteristics of a potato in one variety. Read more...

EUROPLANT COMPETENCE

Top quality seed potatoes

High yields depend on high-quality seed stock. The quality of our seed potatoes is a result of our integrated production system. From in vitro-culture and the production of mini-tubers and pre-basic seed potatoes at BNA, to a large number of experienced contract farmers, we control the quality of our production.

We are a reliable a cooperation partner, which advises and supports its multipliers comprehensively to guarantee successful potato production and marketing. Because of our own pre-basic seed potato production facilities, we know about the needs of potato multipliers and farmers.

An important aspect of our competence is the production of seeds for organic farming. We offer a wide range of resistant and superb varieties guaranteeing our EUROPLANT quality. We have been working hand in hand with our organic multiplier partners since day one and have many years of experience.


COMPETENCE NEWS

Final phase of the multiplication plantings in Slovakia

Slovakia, May 2022 | Under almost ideal conditions, the multiplication plots in the Tatra region could already be almost completely planted out. Read more...


"We have a number of virus-resistant variety candidates in the pipeline"

Lüneburg, December 2021 | On December 7, the internationally operating potato breeder Europlant Ltd invited interested parties to the Online Forum or Potato Day 2021. Europlant CEO Jörg Eggers talks about today's potato market. Read the hole article... 
(FreshPlaza.com)


EUROPLANT launches the Lower Carb Potato

Lueneburg, February 2021 | EUROPLANT adapts to the low carb nutrition trend and is now offering two potato varieties with fewer carbohydrates: the mild, mainly firm-cooking Coronada, which is branded as Linella, and the tasty, firm-cooking Montana. Read more...

EUROPLANT SERVICE

Cultivation advice for maximum yields

We assist our customers by offering reliably and technically tailored cultivation advice to their location. From variety selection to harvest, storage and marketing, our experts provide valuable support. Field inspections at our customers form the basis for a tailor-made variety recommendation.

Our experience and the expertise of our EUROPLANT cultivation consultants assist numerous agricultural companies in Germany and far beyond the national borders.

Since 2004, we act as registered coordinators in the QS- and GLOBAL G.A.P.-System and provide our customers with advice on fulfilling the criteria.

For certification according to the EC-Eco-Regulation, EUROPLANT is subject to the Eco-Control Authority DE-ÖKO-006.

We are member in the most important German and European associations of the potato industry. For example: Federal Association of German Plant Breeders (BDP), UNIKA, German Potato Trade Association (DKHV),Euroseeds (ex ESA), German Agricultural Society (DLG) and regional seed producer organizations.

Informations about current field days and events are available on our website under Dates & Events.


SERVICE NEWS

PotatoEurope 2022

On 7 and 8 September 2022, the international potato industry will meet at Rittergut Bockerode near Hanover. EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH will also be represented again as an exhibitor. At booth E50 we will provide information about our wide range of table, starch and processing potatoes. We look forward to seeing you!

www.potatoeurope.de


EUROPLANT Field Days 2022

Lüneburg, July 2022 | This year, our traditional field days will take place again in August and September. Our cultivation advisors will be happy to answer all your questions about production, storage, processing suitability and marketing of our varieties. In addition, the yield and quality of established as well as new starch and table varieties are measured during test harvests.

You can find the dates here...


30 years of EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH

Lueneburg, March 2022 | In 2022 EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH celebrates its 30th anniversary. What happened so far you can read here...


Variety booklet 2021/2022

Lüneburg, July 2021 | The new variety booklet is now available for download.