The consumption of organic tomatoes in Germany increased by 28% in the first nine months of 2006 over the same period last year. The sale growth of tomatoes has been even stronger, in the same time grew by 70%, according to the Central Market and Price Information German (ZMP) in Bonn.
Information also shows the ZMP as the price of organic tomatoes in the period studied fell by 5%. In the case of one species of tomatoes, price decreased by 10% over the same period in 2005.
Tomato is the best-selling vegetable in Germany. In the organic sector tomatoes are the second most popular in Germany after the carrots. The consumption of organic tomatoes represents 2.9% of all tomatoes sold in Germany.