Commercial potato trading companies

Incomplete list, where possible linking to web sites that give an overview per country.

Available material: able to sell larger quantities of seed potatoes 



The former breeding company Landbrugets Kartoffelfond Vandel is now part of the DANESPO group.

Address: Danespo R&D, Breeding Station, Grindstedvej 55, DK - 7184 Vandel.

Email: Danespo

Home page: DANESPO


Federation of Seed Potato Growers

French National Federation of Seed Potato Growers (FN3PT).
Home page:

Germicopa SAS

The breeding company list 26 varieties and is (was?) part of Agribio Holding B.V. (‘Agribio group’).
Address: Allee Loeiz Herrieu 1, F - 29334 Quimper.
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EUROPLANT Pflanzenzucht GmbH

The brand Europlant incorporates >80 varieties of Kartoffelzucht Böhm in Lüneburg and Nordkartoffel Zuchtgesellschaft mbH in Ebstorf. The sister companies BNA and BIOPLANT focus on research and breeding.
Address: Wulf-Werum-Strasse 1, D - 21337 Lüneburg.
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The (breeding) company trades >70 varieties including the varieties of Saatzucht Firlbeck.

Address: Parkweg 4, D - 18190 Groß Lüsewitz.

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Solana GmbH & Co. KG

The company incorporates >45 varieties of SaKa Pflanzenzucht GbR. Amongst others, Solana is involved in Den Hartigh BV in the Netherlands. For contacts see Solana homepage.
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Ellenberg's Kartoffelvielfalt GbR

Over 30 varieties offered in small quantities. Produced around Barum at the Lüneburger Heide.


PGRDEU, Plant Genetic Resources in Germany

Varieties for diversity:


Potato Research Centre

The centre supports the entire potato production activity in Hungary and provides the scientific background for the practice. The primary task is to breed new varieties. Variety list not on-line yet.
Address: Georgikon Faculty of Agriculture, University of Veszprem, Festetics Gy. u. 7, H - 8361 Keszthely, Hungary.
Home page: Georgikon Faculty of Agriculture


Irish Potato Marketing

IPM Limited was established in 1950 to develop exports of Irish seed and ware potatoes. In the 1970’s it started investing in breeding of new potato varieties in association with Oak Park Research Centre in Carlow. IPM's website lists 26 varieties.
Address: Unit 412, Q House, 76 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18, Ireland.
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NIVAP - Dutch potato seed exporters

Modern cultivars provided by trading/breeding companies, with a searchable variety catalogue (117 cultivars) and links to the Dutch companies.
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A. Jansen Kweekbedrijf

Website list 11 varieties (incl. Veen-Weinans varieties).

Home page: (in Dutch).

Oranje Lijst

List of old varieties grown 1850-1950 in the Netherlands, which are still available (incl. providers).

Home page: (in Dutch).

Vreeken's Zaden

More than 120 cultivars in small quantities.
Address: Vreeken's Zaden, Voorstraat 448, 3311 CX Dordrecht, the Netherlands

Home page: ; potato page: seed potatoes (in Dutch).

Zaadhandel Van der Wal

Seed potatoes from 40 conventional as well as 25 organic produced varieties.

Address: Zaadhandel Van der Wal, Nicolaas Beetsplein 3, P.O. Box 23, 7900 AA Hoogeveen

Potato page: seed potatoes (in Dutch)



The breeding company Agrupación de Productores de patata de siembra de Castilla y León S.A. lists 5 varieties.

Address: Polígono Industrial de Villalonquéjar, Valle de Mena 13, E - 09001 Burgos.

The home page does not exist anymore. Please inform CGN on the current status of this company.


British potato variety database

The database includes >230 varieties as well as indexes of breeders and related organisations. It is being maintained by the Potato Council, a division of The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Webdesign ITS-SASA.
Home page:
Variety comparison tool:

Cygnet Potato Breeders Ltd

The company is part of the Alexander Harley Seeds Ltd group of companies. Its website lists 16 varieties.
Address: Blairfield Farm, Milnathort, Tayside, Scotland KY13 0SG, UK.
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Caithness Potatoes Ltd

The company was founded 1980 by the breeder Dr J. Dunnett and salesman M. Guindi. Its website lists 2 varieties.
Address: 26 York Place, Perth, Scotland PH2 8EH , UK.
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