Breeding and research is crucial to the future of potatoes

We produce well-tested varieties which meet your demands for quality, resistances and commercial purposes

Plant breeding requires patience and it usually takes 20 years from the time the plants are crossed until a new variety begins to pay back the development costs.

At Danespo, we are focused on developing new breeding tools so that we can bring our varieties faster to market.

The genetics in potatoes is complex and we are constantly working to become even more efficient in producing the right genetic combinations.

International breeding co-operation

We supply more than 150 different potato varieties to the markets in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. The varieties come from a wide range of breeders in Denmark, Holland, Germany, Ireland and France.

Tests and trials of the new Danespo varieties take place in many countries in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. A close co-operation with the breeders regarding development of new market relevant varieties is of huge importance to us. Danespo will at all times represent varieties that match the current market demands as for quality, characteristics and price.

Breeding in Danespo

In Danespo, we have our own development of new potato varieties. It takes about 10 years to develop a potato variety from the beginning before the potato is ready to be used both as seed potato and ware potato.