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 customers. They know that they can rely on our potato varieties and seed quality.

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


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.


EMILIANA - variety of the year 2022/2023

Lüneburg, October 2022 | Authentic, natural and intense - just like a trip to the countryside. That's how the medium-early, firm-cooking EMILIANA tastes. Read more...

Variety booklet 2021/2022

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


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.


EUROPLANT celebrates its 30th anniversary

Lueneburg, September 2022 |During PotatoEurope more than 300 guests from Germany and abroad met on 7th September 2022 at Gut Rethmar to celebrate the 30th anniversary of EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH and to farewell Dr Heinrich Böhm into retirement. Read the hole article...


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.


Organic field days 2023

Lueneburg, May 2023 | From 14 to 15 June 2023, this year's Organic Field Days will take place at the Grieshaber & Schmid organic farm in Ditzingen/Hirschlanden.

EUROPLANT will also be represented again. Come to our stand B2.10 and find out about our organic range. We are looking forward to your visit!


"Kids an die Knolle"

Lüneburg, April 2023 | These days we are once again delivering seed potatoes for the successful school garden project "Kids an die Knolle" (Kids to the Tuber) of the Deutscher Kartoffelhandelsverband e.V. (DKH). The project aims to promote pupils' understanding of conscious nutrition and food consumption. By observing the potato plants throughout the year - from cultivation to intensive care and harvesting to preparation into delicious dishes - an awareness is created of the high value of food.