Geests

Geests

 

flat, almost unbroken lowlands near the shores of the North Sea in the Federal Republic of Germany and the Netherlands consisting of sandy glacial and water glacial deposits with clay partings. They reach a height of 50-60 m. They are covered with wasteland, heaths, and, in well-watered depressions, peat bogs. They are used mainly as pasture land for sheep and goats. Near the rivers, where the geests are better drained, farming is carried on (potatoes and buckwheat). In the Netherlands the term “geest” is used only for the narrow strip of plains along the inner edge dunes separating the North Sea from the polders.

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Nevertheless Geests Irish parent Fyffes yesterday said business in the first few months was up on the previous year and it was optimistic about 1998.
Supplies of bananas to Geest were down and there was actually a shortage of fruit out of the Windward islands which held back Geests UK business a little," Mr McCann said.
Fresh produce supplier Fyffes has had a good start to the year despite uncertainty affecting its banana subsidiary Geest.
Geest, which recently opened the UKs largest banana-ripening warehouse in Coventry, is at the centre of a row over preferential European import tariffs for fruit from the Caribbean.