VICSPA accredited laboratory and research capacity
Multiplication of specialist varieties
The leading seed potato producer in Australia
As the only vertically integrated seed producer, Agronico’s seed starts from tissue culture plantlets and are transferred to a hydroponic minituber production facility. These minitubers are planted in nutrient rich, DNA tested soil in the central north and northwest of Tasmania to produce G1 seed which are then propagated on to produce G3-G4 seed potatoes. In March/April each year they are harvested, graded and stored in our state of the art coolstore prior to delivery across Australia.
Agronico employs 17 full-time employees, 3 part-time employees, over 15 casuals, and produces over a quarter of a million minitubers and 9,000 tonnes of seed potatoes annually for chips, crisps and fresh markets across Australia.
With a state of the art factory and coolstore recently opened, Agronico is well positioned to increase varieties and quantities into the future.
With over 30 years experience Agronico offers:
Hydroponic minituber potatoes
High quality seed potatoes
Cutting & Grading services
Cool store services for seed potatoes & onions
Cool store services for other vegetables & fruit
Online seed potato sales for home gardeners
Crop management services
Research and development
Technical advice to agri-business and individual farmers
Dutch Cream Seed Potatoes$20.00 – $90.00 Select options
Dutch Cream are the queen of potatoes! They’re a large waxy oval potato with yellow flesh, thin skin and a rich, buttery taste. They make gorgeous mash or are equally delicious boiled, roasted, baked and pureed.
Russet Burbank Seed Potatoes$20.00 – $48.50 Select options
The Russet Burbank potato is a large potato cultivar with dark brown skin and lots of eyes. Its flesh is white, dry, and mealy, and it is good for baking, mashing, and french fries.
La Ratte Seed Potatoes$24.00 – $58.50 Select options
La Ratte potato is a small fingerling seed potato with a unique nutty flavour and smooth, buttery texture. Similar to the Kipfler, this potato is over 100 years old and comes from France.
There is a very famous chef in France – Joël Robuchon that makes the best mashed potatoes in the world using La Rattes.
Pink Eye Seed Potatoes$20.00 – $48.50 Select options
A waxy, yellow-fleshed potato with a nutty flavour that makes great salads and can be boiled, steamed or baked. Famous especially in Southern Tasmania where they have gained a well deserved reputation for magnificent potato salads and perfect roasts.
Which potato varieties are best for baking, boiling, salads and fries We often get questions about which variety of potato are best for baking, boiling, salads, fries etc. Most potatoes are either on the floury or waxy side, but what does that mean? It’s all to do with the levels of starch in them. As
Why use certified seed to grow potatoes Potatoes are a great staple food and are relatively easy to grow and achieve a good level of success. I remember as a child finding some shooting Kennebecs in the pantry. I dug a hole, planted them and periodically watered them until they died off and were ready
We are now selling seed potatoes online We are pleased to announce that we have launched a range of our seed potatoes for purchase in 1kg and 5kg bags. As the largest seed potato producer in Australia we provide very large quantities of certified seed potatoes to a range of agribusinesses from small farms to
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