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Seed and Exports


6 July 2015

Welcome to the AHDB Potatoes Variety Database page. Here you can find up-to-date information on all British varieties, as well as Breeder and Agent details.

AHDB Potatoes Variety Database

In the database, you can search for varieties by name or characteristic, download and print the handbook of variety information, look at indexes of breeders, agents or related organisations, or learn more about the characteristics of British seed potatoes and the British Seed Potato Classification Schemes.
This database provides information on over 150 different varieties from National Listing trials and AHDB Potatoes-funded Independent Variety Trials (IVT's).

New online SPCS service and weblinks


SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture) has launched the new online Seed Potato Classification Scheme (SPCS) service which includes the searchable Scottish Seed Potato Crop Register, Producers Register and Seed Potato Variety Statistics for the current season and previous seasons going back to 2001.

The online Seed Potato Crop Register can be filtered and is linked to AHDB Potatoes Variety Database and to the Producer Register which contains quick links to producer’s crops and contact details.

Seed potato producers who would like to make their contact telephone number, e-mail address or company website address visible on the Register are asked to contact SPCS Administration at Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), Roddinglaw Road, Edinburgh, EH12 9FJ, UK.

Online registers and statistics are the first part of the MySpuds project, started at the beginning of 2011 by the Scottish Government, and are available on

The MySpuds service is the outward-facing database for Scottish SPCS (Seed Potato Classification Scheme) customers and will also include crop data viewing and online applications in the near future. The project aims in improving customer experience and cut the costs down both for the Scottish Government and external users.