In Cyprus, potatoes can be harvested almost year-round, due to its mild climate and topography.

Four crops are distinguished:

  • The WINTER crop

    The winter crop is planted in August/September and harvested in November until February. This crop is destined for about 50% for local consumption market and 50% is exported.

  • The SPRING crop

    The spring crop is planted in November/February and harvested in March/June This is the ‘Main Potato Crop’ on Cyprus and is primarily destined for the export market.

  • The INTERMEDIATE crop

    The intermediate crop is planted in October and harvested in late February, beginning of March. This is a small crop mainly produced for export.

  • The SUMMER crop

    The summer crop is planted in April/June at altitude in the Troodos mountains. Only very small quantities are produced, mainly for the local market.

In Cyprus, all potatoes for export (except in special occasions) comply with the Geneva definition of 'New Potatoes' because they are lifted fresh, marketed fresh and have a very loose peel

Source: Cyprus Potato Marketing Board
Agricultural Statistics Cyprus
Potato Yield in 2017 :256909.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Production in 2017 :135083.00tonnesOfficial data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :5258.00haOfficial data
Potato Yield in 2016 :214403.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Production in 2016 :74312.00tonnesOfficial data
Potato Area Harvested in 2016 :3466.00haOfficial data
Potato Yield in 2015 :202579.00hg/haCalculated data
Consumption Statistics Cyprus
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:23.76kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:0.03kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:30.62kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:0.05kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:30.36kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:0.04kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:32.10kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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