American Potato Journal

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 20–25 | Cite as

The potato industry in Denmark

  • E. Kissmeyer-Nielsen
News and Reviews


Denmark grows a considerale amount of potatoes. The potatoes are grown on medium sized or small dairy farms in the sandy parts of Denmark where potato growing is more profitable than growing of most other crops. The Danish climate is, generally speaking, well adapted to potato growing. Two distinct types of potatoes are grown, namely table potatoes and industrial potatoes.

Denmark usually exports large amounts of seed and table potatoes. One disadvantage is a thin coating on the tubers of a fine dark humus which is hard to get off.

Large amounts of potatoes are used for processing, mainly starch, but also for alcohol, potato granules, chips and sticks.


AMERICAN Potato Journal Seed Potato Home Market Potato Industry Mash Potato 
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© Springer 1957

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Kissmeyer-Nielsen
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  1. 1.Potato starch and potato granule factoryOlstedDenmark

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