The organic cultivation of potatoes is considered easier as all the other cultivations that need to be earthed up and fruits and vegetables in general, also thanks to phytosanitary products that help to protect the plants; the organic farming aims at prevention and acts especially with the purpose to control, reduce or eliminate cultivation problems by improving soil fertility: soil reclamation, to reduce water stagnation and rotations, to hold back weeds and pests and to increase the content of organic substances are essential agronomical practices for a more correct and easier production of organic potatoes.
Nowadays more attention is given to organic potatoes in the sector of the production and the distribution of potatoes, result of a non-invasive agriculture that does not uses chemical products on plants to remove pests and diseases.
Nowadays, the producer of organic potatoes is a careful farmer who respects the environment and gets many opportunities that help to produce a more natural product that is not processed with chemical products and that is more respectful of the environment: these specific treatments permit to the farms which produce organic potatoes to be granted a certification that has a special trademark which qualifies the organic characteristics of the product.
The modern consumer in fact considers more important the organic farming and, for this reason, supermarket chains in Europe lay down conditions to suppliers and distributors of potatoes as to the employment of certain substances as confirmed by GLOBALGAP directives.
Any type of fertilizers or pesticides are used in the cultivation of organic potatoes. Since 2002 European organic potatoes have been marked with a specific trademark which indicates the organic treatment, the cultivation and the processing of the organic potatoes.
Also in this case there are many varieties of organic potatoes, attractive and tasty: the yellow skin potato Agata, Ambra, Imola, Cosmos, Escort, Merit and the red skin potato Kuroda and Raja are typical examples of the production of organic potatoes, later wholesaled by wholesalers, farms and salespersons through the fruit and vegetable trade.
Many farmers and wholesalers of potatoes and other fruit and vegetable products are committed in a more correct and responsible agriculture, protecting potatoes and the other products in trade without employing chemical additives or pesticides.
Also the consumer has actually become more aware and sensitive to organic products, first of all to organic potatoes, present on the fruit and vegetable market during all the year thanks to the production, the distribution, the sale and the exportation done by farms, producers of organic potatoes, wholesalers who sale potatoes for the direct consumption or for the processing of the potatoes in the food industry.
The MEC Ortofrutticolo catalogue shows a list of farms of potatoes and wholesalers of potatoes who sell, retail, import and export potatoes all over the world. You can also choose among farms who trade in potatoes to sow or for consumption.