We wish you a warm welcome to our variety show, which is presented in a digital way this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. A personal visit is of course always preferred. Next to examining the numerous seedlings and standard varieties, the variety show is a great way to start the new season. There is time to converse about the past growing season, variety selection or sales forecasts. At the show we have the possibility to meet many of our national and international customers in person. This year we will walk a different road and we hope the presentation of our show in this format will meet your needs.
As usual, we present the results of our variety trials in the following series: Early, Medium-Late, Organic and DEMO. Unfortunately, one trial location in Flevoland was lost due to heavy rainfall. Results are averaged over the test locations and, if available, over the trial years 2017 to 2020. All seedlings and varieties have been photographed, so that a visual encounter with the upcoming talent is possible as well.
We develop new seedlings in collaboration with breeders, breeding companies, as well as with institutes (like Bioimpuls) and even jointly with companies that are customers or suppliers of Schaap Holland. In addition, as Schaap Holland we are active in several parts of the potato sector. Such as, ware potato cultivation, sales to Retail, international processing companies. With our peeling company we supply potatoes to Retail, Foodservice and ready-meal producers both nationally and internationally.
Being close to the market and growing in cooperation with various links in the potato-chain in order to fulfil the wishes of the customer and the consumer as well as possible is currently the best fit with our vision. In this rapidly changing international market with its increasing demand for sustainable products, we see new challenges that we, together with our chain partners, are addressing as effectively as possible.
We hope, together with you, to quickly leave the consequences of the pandemic behind us. Personal contacts will be re-established and we will look to the future of the potato world with a fresh perspective. We hope that this digital variety show meets with your expectations and we are curious about your response, which you can easily send to us via the contact form (of course you can also call us).
Hans Geling Director Seed and Ware Potatoes SCHAAP HOLLAND