Potato is a herbaceous plant from Solanaceae family. Its height can be about 70-80 cm. Its most important feature from differentiating from other plants is that its ability to reproduce vegetatively. Which means when a part of potato is put under the soil it becomes potato plant by itself and start to reproduce under the soil. Its outer skin can be yellow or red and its interior can be white or yellow. Its origin is South America. It came to Columbia and Venezuela from South America and from there, it came to Chile and Argentina. It first came to Europe by Spain. It can be cultivated in places with mild climate in winter season as an early grown plant.
Potato which has a history of 150 years in Turkey is one of the most important agricultural products. It became a sector on its own with its production, industry, marketing and consumption. Turkey is one of the rare places where potato can be produced all year around thanks to its climate conditions. 368.4 million tonne of potato is produced on an area of 19.4 million hectares on earth. In Turkey alone 4.760.000 tonne of potato is produced on an area of 153.875 hectares. Potato is most produced in Central Anatolia, Black Sea Region and Aegean Region in Turkey. Nevşehir, Niğde, Afyon, Bolu, İzmir and Konya are the provinces that potato cultivation happens the most. %39 of the total cultivation happens in Nevşehir and Niğde.
China is first in terms of countries that produce potato. %21 of world’s potato cultivation is done in China. Countries that produce potato the most after China are Russia with %11, India with %7 and USA and Ukraine with %6 each. Turkey’s contribution to the total potato production is %1.3.
Potatoes that are cultivated in Turkey are imported as seeds from Holland, France and USA. Imported potato is multiplied by production and later on exported. In recent years increase of potato variety received importance and speed. First native potato varieties Onaran and Fatih were produced at 2015. Most produced potato types for food in Turkey; Granola, Latora, Marfona, Elodi, Agria, Cosmos and Marabel. Most produced industrial types; RussuntBurkank, Shepody, Hermes, Van Gogh and Lady Rosetta. Countries that Turkey exports potatoes to on the other hand are Georgia, Syria, Iraq, Azerbaijan and Balkan States.
With cupitfood buying potato from Turkey becomes very easy. Cupitfood as a company of supplier of organic fruits and vegetables is able to export the amount you need to anywhere in the world. As one of the best food distribution companies in Turkey, our company only delivers the freshest fruits and vegetables for you. All of our potatoes are produced with the care they deserve by Turkish farmers. We are ready and determined to provide you with the best Turkish potatoes, whether it is yellow onion or white onion. As cupitfood, a turkish exporter of wholesale fresh fruits and vegetables, our mission is to introduce the food that we like and produce with diligence to the world.