Say potato, say Agrico

Great characteristics

Less agronomical inputs, better crop protection

Excellent service

Personal, efficient and professional


To our customers, farmers and sustainability

The future

Agrico UK offers new and innovative varieties of proven quality, developed to meet both the present and future demands of the UK market. Our varieties are the result of extensive research and development in partnership with Agrico Research based in the Netherlands. We have nearly 40 years’ experience as a breeder and supplier in the UK and international markets.

Striving to continually adapt, Agrico UK caters for the diverse challenges faced by the potato industry in the UK. Ever changing consumer demand, increasing quality requirements, climate change, additional regulations, disease pressure resulting in less available land, PCN, late blight and blackleg are just some of the other key issues.

Our aim is to offer the best quality, the best yield and the best results. We succeed in this by supplying high-quality, profitable varieties. Both on the conventional and the organic market. Next Generation portfolio offers varieties that facilitate a reduction in agronomic inputs, better crop protection and contribute to sustainability and food security.


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Excellent service

We are committed to respecting our customers and growers to ensure they are completely satisfied with the service and products they receive. Our contribution goes beyond the supply of high-quality seed and ware potatoes. We are very happy to offer technical advice on cultivation, production throughout the growing season, during harvest and storage methods. We aim to provide a courteous, timely and efficient all-round service to ensure customer satisfaction is met.

Agrico conducts its activities in an honest, responsible and sustainable manner, focusing on being a reliable and reputable supplier of high-quality products for its customers.

Our approach to collaboration is underpinned by our involvement with our customers, and our sense of joint responsibility for their success. Our team is genuinely committed offering support and encouragement where possible.

What customers say

Agrico’s potato variety Markies is one of the leading potato varieties in the UK.

"Markies offer good yields, excellent frying ability, strong storage characteristics, and above all a versatile potato that can go crisping/chipping or packing depending on the day. Agrico are our leading seed solutions partner." 

- Christopher Lee, P J Lee & Sons Ltd

Agrico has a wide range of innovative and very competitive potato varieties thanks to our extensive research efforts. Read more testimonials for our other varieties.


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Research and breeding for the UK market

The success of varieties such as Markies, Arsenal and Manitou proves the effectiveness of our research and breeding approach. Our innovative Next Generation varieties like Jacky and Twister address changing market demands. These new varieties originated from our Research and Development departments in the UK and the Netherlands.

We make every effort to satisfy all the needs of the UK market. Since we were established in 1986, research continues to be at the forefront of what we do:

  • Consumer/sensory research on table potatoes investigating characteristics such as flavour, texture and appearance, and how these relate to consumer preference
  • Engaging with the processing, pre-pack and retail industry
  • Pro-Active knowledge exchange
  • Researching and breeding to produce potatoes with improved agronomic characteristics and resistances
  • Work with our growers and customers to maximise the opportunity for growth
  • Bringing next generation varieties to the market

Agrico Research is part of a farmers' cooperative. As a result, there is no pressure from shareholders. So we can focus more on the future and already have answers to the challenges facing the UK potato industry.

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Would you like to know more about our seed potatoes?

Agrico UK aims to go beyond simply supplying high quality seed potatoes. We are committed to our growers and pro-actively engaged with our customers, we are more than happy to provide guidance on; cultivation, harvesting, storage methods and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques.

Agrico UK also invests extensively in research and development, actively participating in field based research covering Potato cyst nematode and Pectobacterium ssp, (Blackleg) while helping develop improved IPM best practice. Our Next Generation varieties with multi gene resistance to blight also contribute to our ambition around achieving carbon Net Zero.

If you have a specific question, or if you would like to know more about what Agrico can do for you, please feel free to contact us.

Archie Gibson

Executive Director