Each variety has been developed with a specific market in mind. Underneath you will find the explanation of our different segments by their color-coded indicators. We have four different color-coded indicators, for organic cultivation, processing industry traditional and the retail market. Are you looking for a variety suitable for a specific segment, such as French fries, Crisps or Starch? Or featuring a specific trait, like cooking type or high resistance to late blight?
Agrico has run a breeding program with a focus on organic or more sustainable cultivation for years. Treating our valuable natural resources with respect is the key principle here. Varieties marked with a little green potato leaf, naturally offer characteristics that make them highly suitable for organic cultivation.
Agrico has run a breeding program with a focus on organic or more sustainable cultivation for years. Treating our valuable natural resources with respect is the key principle here. This has produced a host of organic varieties that are popular with the critical organic consumer segment and suits growers that strive to use less input well. Varieties marked with a little green potato leaf, naturally offer characteristics that make them highly suitable for organic cultivation.
As a potato specialist, Agrico offers added value for packers and retailers. Do you want to present packaging filled with potatoes of consistently good quality? Are you searching for a potato with a unique taste profile, a special variety, or a variety that can be grown or bought as baby potatoes? Or are you looking for potatoes that are aligned with your sustainability strategy? Agrico’s breeding program offers you a huge choice of varieties that respond to various global trends in retail. These varieties are indicated by a little red potato.
Agrico offers a range of potato varieties that are ideal for the processing industry. In Agrico’s breeding program for this market segment, the seedlings are selected for cooking quality (i.e. baking and frying) in addition to characteristics for yield, resistance, tuber shape, flesh color and storage. These characteristics are strongly prioritized when assessing potential new varieties. Is the profile for content and distribution of dry matter suitable for the intended use? Does the variety absorb more or less fat? Is the variety suitable for processing into flakes? Varieties that are suitable for turning into a convenience (chilled) potato product are also categorized in this section of Agrico’s portfolio. All varieties suitable for the processing industry are marked by a small yellow potato.