Last week we were visiting some of our German growers. In the above picture you can see how Verdi looks in the field, you can see that they are 14 days further ahead in Germany.
Verdi is a relatively popular crisping variety in Germany because of the high drymatter and low sugar content.
The image below shows when they are sorting Verdi from the 2017 harvest in Germany.
33 varieties of potatoes have now been put in the ground in our 2018 trial field. Again this year on site at Henrik Jakobsens farm. It will be exciting to follow all the varieties throughout the season. Thanks to Henrik for spending time and machines on such a lovely spring day
It is a satisfied board and management in Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S which can announce that Thorsens Chipskartofler A/S retroactively till March 1st 2017,
have taken over all the activities in Scanax International A/S.
The two companies have throughout the last months looked at the possibilities. It has led to the purchase of all activities in Scanax.
The activities will be carried on in a new daughter company of Thorsens
Chipskartofler A/S but with the existing name Scanax International A/S and with the same staff. Erik Thorsen will though step in as director.
You can read the full press release here
15 Swedish potato growers had yesterday made their way to Sunds.
They participated in a workshop about storing potatoes. How does antisprouting affect the potatoes? Temperature variations, fluctuations in the sugar contents and in the whole structure of our storehouses and different storing methods. Many different ideas about storing was discussed.
All in all a hopefully instructive day, both for the growers, but certainly also for our company.
On Monday arrived the first load with conventional potatoes and the last boxes of organic potatoes were also put into the storehouse on Tuesday. Now we are ready for the busy season with the storing. We hope that the weather keeps dry for a period, and the temperature somewhat lower.
The first load of organic potatoes for storage has just been unloaded. The yields are disappointingly low, because the blight came so early this year.
The early harvest of the Danish Lady Rosetta has been going on for 3 weeks and will continue at full speed a few weeks ahead. The yield is not record-breaking but still respectable. The drymatter content is in the top end, but we need some sunshine and dry weather.
Now we got started with the new crop from the southern Germany. This means a busy time in the production after a quiet period. We started last Friday, which is 6 days earlier than last year. The quality is quite good, although they have some big challenges with a lot of rain in this area.
Today we planted our trial field. There are 16 varieties in the trial. Now it will be interesting to follow the potatoes during the summer, and get them harvested, weighed and measured. Then we will store them, and during the winter and spring we will test their storage characteristics and frying color.