Nordic Food Producer

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Norway – Gulløye from Northern Norway

Gulløye (Golden eye) from Northern Norway is the potato variety that is cultivated for the northern Norwegian climate, and is grown today largely north of the Arctic Circle. Both the special northern Norwegian climate, and the fact that the potato receives sunlight around the clock during the growing season, help to give Gulløye from northern Norway its distinctive character and terroir. The small potatoes have a strong taste, floury consistency, and delicate, yellow flesh.   Gulløye was a common potato variety 50 years ago, until other varieties took over more and more. The producer organization Ottar has lifted the potato variety again. They have also made Gulløye from Northern Norway known outside the region, and it is now available in grocery stores throughout Norway. Developing own varieties adapted to the climate and cultivation conditions in each part of the country is one way to increase green production and the degree of self-sufficiency, and to nudge food production in a more sustainable direction.