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.
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.
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 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.