White potato varieties –
Marfona, Estima, Orchestra and Melody
These varieties are preferred due to their acceptability across our entire customer base. The multi-role nature of all four varieties gives our growers the ultimate in flexibility when it comes to marketing as they form the mainstay of our retail supply and are also preferred by our baked potato customers in both the fresh and processed baking potato sectors. and mealy and it is ideal for baked, mashed or chipped potatoes.
Premium varieties –
Kind Edwards, Maris Piper, Desiree and Manitou
AKP and our member growers have built an excellent reputation for quality through specialisation in premium varieties. From a grower perspective, these varieties can be more difficult to grow but with our technical expertise and the right soil type, the production of these premium varieties can lead to a significant premium over standard white varieties. Premiums for retail and export quality can typically be 20% to 50% over standard white varieties.
Premiums for retail and export quality can typically be up to 50% over standard white varieties.