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‘The effects of last year’s dry weather still being felt,’ says Dutch potato trader

The new Dutch potato season is beginning. It is expected that over two weeks, there will enough supply from the southwest of the country to start selling. The Dutch market is currently mostly being supplied by import potatoes.

“We are expecting our first load from Tholen and, after that, from the rest of the region. We are, however, again facing a dry season this year. We have plots in Hoekse Waard. Conditions are not great there,”  Ton Kruythof of Kruythof potato traders told FreshPlaza.

“It has only rained a little in Tholen and Goeree-Overflakkee. The dry weather ensures that the potatoes remain small. It also does their shelf life no good. But, we are still getting large Dutch french fry potatoes. 

Read the full report on FreshPlaza here

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