Your global partner for high-quality potato varieties

EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH

We, EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH, breed, multiply and distribute high-quality potato varieties that enable the agriculture of tomorrow through their combination of resistance, resilience, and efficiency.

For over a hundred years, we have been serving the potato industry. We constantly work on improving our varieties. The growing and constantly changing requirements from politics, climate, agriculture, trade and industry are challenges and motivation for our daily activities.

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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. 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.


SORENTINA crisps in Japan

Lüneburg, January 2024 | The Asian snack producer KOIKE-YA has launched crisps made from the medium-early, yellow processing variety SORENTINA from EUROPLANT on the Japanese market for the first time. Read more...

EUROPLANT variety booklet

Lueneburg, August 2023 | Download the current variety booklet...


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, 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.


Women in Ag Award 2023

Hannover, November 2023 | Congratulations! Dr. Stefanie Hartje from Böhm-Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG (5th from left) won 2nd place in the "Research and Technology" category at the "Women in Ag Award 2023"!

"Stefanie combines several functions of the company in one person: she is manager, chief scientist and mentor, as well as being responsible for the integration of several departments. She plays a key role in promoting state-of-the-art scientific techniques in the field of potato breeding. With her commitment and innovative ideas, she plays a decisive role in making the potato fit for the future, strengthening it for the coming challenges in agriculture, such as climate change, drought and foregoing pesticides, among others."


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.


1st International Day of Potato

Lüneburg, April 2024 | On May 30, 2024, the International Potato Day will be celebrated for the first time. Declared by the UN in December 2023, this day aims to highlight the diverse nutritional, economic, ecological, and cultural values of the potato. Read more...

EUROPLANT launches new logo

Lueneburg, July 2023 | EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH presents itself with a new, modern brand image. A new logo, new colours and new fonts create a contemporary corporate identity. Read more...