Seed & Exports
This page contains links to useful information and resources for those marketing or sourcing high-quality seed potatoes.
For information on producing seed, visit our Growing menu.
- Seed Potato Classification Scheme incl. graphic of scheme - Scotland (SASA)
- Seed Potato Classification Scheme - England and Wales (FERA)
- Characteristics of British Seed Potatoes: an overview of seed potatoes from Britain.
British Potato Variety Database - Potato Council's on-line, fully searchable database of varieties of seed grown in Britian.
SASA (Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture) has launched the new online Seed Potato Classification Scheme (SPCS) service which includes the searchable Scottish Seed Potato Crop Register, Producers Register and Seed Potato Variety Statistics for the current season and previous seasons going back to 2001.
The online Seed Potato Crop Register can be filtered and is linked to Potato Council Variety Database and to the Producer Register which contains quick links to producer’s crops and contact details.
Online registers and statistics are the first part of the MySpuds project, started in 2011 by the Scottish Government.
Available on: www.sasa.gov.uk/potato-register. The MySpuds service is the outward-facing database for Scottish SPCS (Seed Potato Classification Scheme) customers and will also include crop data viewing and online applications in the near future. The project aims to improve customer experience and cut costs for both the Scottish Government and external users.