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McCain picks up Danish potato variety 'Royal'

McCain picks up Danish potato variety 'Royal'

'Royal' is a French fry variety with a very high yield potential. The variety has very good frying qualities and is suitable for long time storing. (Courtesy: Danespo)

January 14, 2009
A new variety of Danish potato, the 'Royal', will be used to make French fries worldwide after being picked up by a Canadian company.

The Agriculture Potato Association (LKF) developed the new variant through research and improvement to create the perfect potato for making fries.

Canadian company McCain is the world’s largest producer of French fries and has signed on to import the Danish Royal.

The patent on the new potato will also net a tidy sum for LKF as the head of the association, Lars Buch, explained that they will receive a financial share of any future crops of the new potato.
Companies in this Article
McCain Foods Limited is an international leader in the frozen food industry and the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato specialities, employing approximately 18,000 people and operating 50 production facilities on six continents.
DANESPO A/S is the leading company in the field of breeding and producing quality seed and ware potatoes in Northern Europe.