Seed Potatoes

Variety: the spice of life

In recent years the Libyan potato market has undergone major changes. Opportunities have arisen in various market segments, such as processing for French fries & crisps, as well as export. The local market is also experiencing change as Libyan consumers increasingly look for more variety in potato products on offer.

Libyan potato growers can anticipate these changes by introducing variety into their crop, i.e. growing several different varieties and/or varieties with different growing times. This not only opens the pathway to expanding into different market segments, but also makes potato entrepreneurs less dependable on Spunta market prices at harvest time, giving them more control. New varieties also offer better protection from potato diseases.

HZPC: quality then, now & towards the future

We offer the latest varieties of HZPC. As yields and quality of a potato are determined for about 60 to 70% by its genetic design, choosing the right variety from the start is key. HZPC has over 100 years of knowledge in breeding and multiplication of seed potatoes, and is one of the biggest and main producers of seed potatoes worldwide. HZPC, or ‘Al Shams’ as it is known in Libya, stands for high quality & reliability, combined with excellent logistics. Here is a selection of their varieties that have proven to do well in Libyan soil and that have high potential for the Libyan market: