‘At Interseed Potatoes we want to provide new improved varieties which are presenting a sustainable progress for the consumer, the grower and the processor as well!’, states Interseed Potatoes. ‘We are specialized in the breeding of new varieties for the processors to French fries and Crisp. With the background of climate change we are looking for robust low-input varieties with highest output!’
‘Our biggest variety news this year is our new high-yielding variety Travis. It is a medium-early potato variety with a light yellow flesh colour. TRAVIS delivers stable high yields even under drought and heat stress. Its uniform, large and blocky tubers are perfectly suited for French Fries production. In addition, the dry matter content of TRAVIS is at a high level, which means that cultivation on long-term organically fertilized soils is no problem.’
‘Our goal is to provide the whole potato chain with new sustainable varieties with better yield to guarantee in future a profitable potato production. Consumers and processors of potato products expect future varieties with better characteristics, especially regarding requirements of fertilizers and pesticides. In addition, new varieties with better tolerance to drought and heat should be preferred in comparison with established varieties on the market which do not have these imported advantages. Strong and robust potato varieties are highly necessary also under new political framework and in times of climate change to provide the consumers with healthy potato products’, explains Interseed Potatoes. ‘We are proud that we can offer already new varieties that fulfil all these expectations.’ ●
In November, companies participating in the Potato Variety Days put the spotlight on their potato varieties of the future. Learn all the ins and outs of this year’s event in our special e-book, including need-to-know information and an up-to-date list of participating companies to help you plan your visit. Download your own e-book with the full programme here.
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