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Seed Potatoes

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Currently around 95Ha of seed potatoes are grown by Lour Farms.

Roughly half the crop is grown on Lour Estate with the remainder grown on rented land locally.

Around 4,000t of potatoes are harvested annually. Storage facilities include modern cold stores with a combined capacity of 3,300t & ambient storage for an additional 1,500t. Around 35% of seed produced is exported to a wide variety of countries including Egypt, Spain, Israel, Morocco, Algeria, Canary Islands and Sweden.

A wide range of varieties are grown and marketed through our two trading partners:-

Agrico:-      Markies, Marfona, Picasso & other more recent Agrico varieties

A.J. Allan:- Desiree, Hermes, King Edward, Maris Piper, Maris Peer & others

Lour Farms are a founding member of  A.J. Allan Growers through which all ware tonnage is marketed.