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Seed and Exports

17 June 2015
View our publication: Seed potatoes from Great Britain.

Worldwide, Great Britain's potato exporting companies supply high health status seed and excellent consumption (ware) potatoes. The AHDB Potatoes export team works closely with British export companies to communicate the qualities of British seed around the world.

The list of countries importing British potatoes is large and continues to grow, thanks to quality seed and consumption potatoes, and the work of the committed and dedicated British export companies, in association with AHDB Potatoes and government.
British seed exporters work in partnership with buyers and plant health authorities in export markets to ensure that their seed potatoes meet strict phytosanitary regulations and customer requirements. British-bred varieties undergo trials to assess their suitability for particular markets and climates in order to be listed on approved national variety lists. British seed is grown in markets as close as Ireland and as distant as Thailand and Cuba.
British consumption (ware) potato exporters provide high quality table and processing potatoes to many markets. British potatoes are known for their good skin finish and range of varieties.
View our publication: 'Seed potatoes from Great Britain' here.
If you would copies of this publication, please contact us below.
AHDB Potatoes seed and export team 

Robert Burns
Head of Crops Export Trade Development
T: +44 (0)131 297 7461

Margaret Skinner
Export Office Coordinator
T: +44 (0)131 297 7460


AHDB Potatoes works closely with SASA who are responsible for seed classification and plant health in Sotland.

Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA)

Potato Export Liaison Officer (for plant health issues)

Dr Triona Davey, Tel: +44 (0) 131 244 6354 | Fax: +44 (0) 131 244 8920 | email:

Key publications from AHDB Potatoes seed and export team

Potato Variety Database: in-depth variety information and links to breeders and agents.
World Service' e-newsletter - keeping you up-to-date with seed and export activities from GB.