Alex McDonald Ltd

Potato Varieties

Since 1950 Alex McDonald Ltd have been growing high health seed potatoes across the Canterbury plains. Working in both local and overseas markets we produce quality seed potatoes for the French Fry, Fresh Market and Crisping sectors.

We currently produce 72 commercial varieties to meet our clients varying requirements. Supplied below is our catalogue of potato varieties - choose a potato type along the top and then click a variety to read more. Clicking on an image will provide a high resolution image.

Potato Variety Catalogue

  • French Fry

    DOLCE VITA

    DOLCE VITA

    Medium late variety for both French fry processing and for the fresh table market. Excellent taste. Very suitable for washing market.
    Edison

    Edison

    Edison is a maincrop, high yielding french fries variety with cream skin and flesh colour. Even after long term storage it shows an excellent frying quality. Edison is suitable for French fries, home fries, table potatoes including bakers, roasted potatoes. It is of cooking type B. Edison produces big, very uniform oval to long-oval tubers and shows very good resistances to blackleg, late blight, Rhizoctonia, internal rust spot and bruising. It is tolerant towards PVY and PVYntn.
    Innovator

    Innovator

    Proven French fry variety. Very good dry matter content.
    Kingsman

    Kingsman

    Kingsman is an early maincrop variety producing excellent yields of long-oval tubers with pale yellow flesh.
    Leonardo

    Leonardo

    Very suitable for French fries, excellent processing after long term storage.
    Rua

    Rua

    Late main crop high quality boiling potato with firm texture and pleasant flavour. Stores extremely well.
    Russet Burbank

    Russet Burbank

    Late maturing French fry and baking line. Excellent processing ability after long term storage.
    Victoria

    Victoria

    Medium early/late maturing variety with very good characteristics for French fries.

  • Fresh Market

    Annabelle

    Annabelle

    Excellent tasting salad potato with attractive tuber shape and suitability for pre-packing into small cartoon and punnets for salad fresh market.
    Apache

    Apache

    With warm red skin dotting with cream coloured patches, the eye catching variety is very sweet tasting with a buttery chestnut flavour.
    Bute

    Bute

    Bute has proven strengths in the white pre-pack market. It produces high yields of bold, uniform, bright tubers which are an ideal shape for prepacks. Bute is a reliable variety with good all round disease resistance. Several season of commercial production have proven Bute's ability to keep its bloom and cooking quality after long term storage.
    Cammeo

    Cammeo

    Cammeo is an early maincrop variety providing good yields of medium-size oval tubers, of excellent yellow skin, quality and flavour. Cammeo is ideally suited to European, North African and South American markets. Stands up to hot climates.
    Campina

    Campina

    Early very high yielding salad variety with attractive tubers and smooth skin. Most suitable for pre-packing.
    Canberra

    Canberra

    Attractive dark red skinned, yellow fleshed table potato, with great taste, very suitable for the washed market.
    Charlotte

    Charlotte

    Very tasty salad variety producing attractive pear shaped long tubers. Very suitable for pre-packing into small cartoons and punnets.
    Crop 55

    Crop 55

    Fresh market washing Red. Attractive bright red.
    Desiree

    Desiree

    Red smooth skinned yellow fleshed table potato suitable for pre-pack washed and brushed.
    Flamenco

    Flamenco

    Attractive smooth red skinned. Great flavour. Very suitable for washed pre-packs.
    Francisca

    Francisca

    Early high yielding attractive smooth yellow skinned yellow fleshed potato with excellent culinary qualities.
    Heather

    Heather

    A distinctive purple/blue skinned variety with excellent flavour most suitable for home garden market.
    Ilam Hardy

    Ilam Hardy

    Versatile early maincrop potato suitable for boiling. Suitable for crisping early in season.
    Jersey Benne

    Jersey Benne

    Very good quality waxy textured salad potato.
    Kingsman

    Kingsman

    Kingsman is an early maincrop variety producing excellent yields of long-oval tubers with pale yellow flesh.
    La Vie

    La Vie

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    Libertie

    Libertie

    Libertie has been selected for its strengths in the fresh market.
    Marilyn

    Marilyn

    Yellow waxy salad type potato with firm texture that have a wonderful flavour, a good choice for boiling, steaming or roasting. Developed especially for salads and gourmet markets.
    Nadine

    Nadine

    A second early with a high potential of round/oval smooth white skinned tubers of particularly attractive appearance. Excellent cooking quality and most suitable for washed pre-packs.
    Natascha

    Natascha

    Early high yielding prepack line with excellent taste. Smooth bright yellow skin and very deep yellow flesh.
    Rocket

    Rocket

    Proven to be THE earlier of first early varieties. Its firm waxy texture and good flavour when dug green make it ideal for the first early produce market.
    Romanze

    Romanze

    Late maturing deep red skin variety with dark yellow flesh that has a wonderful flavour. Ideal for washed pre-packs.
    Rua

    Rua

    Late main crop high quality boiling potato with firm texture and pleasant flavour. Stores extremely well.
    Sifra

    Sifra

    High yielding. Bright white smooth skin. Particularly suitable for washed pre-packs. Very good taste.
    Swift

    Swift

    Extremely early first early of attractive appearance with smooth white skin. Ideal for early wash white pre-packs.
    Van Rosa

    Van Rosa

    Deep red smooth skinned, yellow fleshed table potato, particularly suitable for washed pre-packs.
    Victoria

    Victoria

    Medium early/late maturing variety with very good characteristics for French fries.
    Vivaldi

    Vivaldi

    Medium early season attractive and tasty yellow skinned and light yellow fleshed table potato particularly suitable for washed pre-pack market.
    Vizelle

    Vizelle

    Primarily targeted at the salad/baby market Vizelle produces oval tubers with a light yellow flesh.

  • Crisping

    Endeavour

    Endeavour

    Excellent suitability for the production of quality potato crisps.
    Heraclea HER-01-61

    Heraclea HER-01-61

    High yielding medium early crisping variety.
    Hermes

    Hermes

    High yielding main season crisping line with very good storage quality.
    Ilam Hardy

    Ilam Hardy

    Versatile early maincrop potato suitable for boiling. Suitable for crisping early in season.
    Lady Rosetta

    Lady Rosetta

    Late early crisping line.
    Taurus

    Taurus

    High yielding main season crisping line. Suitable for long term storage.
    Verdi

    Verdi

    Medium high yielding crisping line with excellent long term storage quality.

Getting in touch

Head office

171 Waterholes Road
Springston, Canterbury

Postal

P.O. Box 92013, Faringdon,
Rolleston 7650,
NEW ZEALAND

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