is what we do
The flower color of potato plants vary per variety. From white to dark red or even purple.
A potato crop produces more food per unit of water than any other major crop.
Worldwide people consume about 40 kilos of potatoes per person a year.
From the Meerlander to the Vogue. Since 1932 Konst Research has been developing innovative potato varieties to meet the varying demands of consumers. Konst Research can offer potatoes with the appropriate flavour and characteristics for each and every process. The varieties give a good crop and are very useful for processing. Thanks to their resistance to disease, less chemical crop protection is required. Konst varieties are efficient in use of fertilisers. For (sub)tropical regions, Konst has varieties which offer a sustainable and nutritional alternative for water-intensive rice.
Konst Research has potato varieties for every market and every type of soil. From the firm Trophy boiling potato to the Marfona baking potato.
In 1536 potatoes made their way from Peru to Europe. By now, 4000 varieties are cultivated in the world....
The development of a new potato variety is an intensive process which takes 10 to 12 years. The process in 6 steps....
We research and test 25,000 seedlings before finding a commercially successful variety....
Konst Research is only a quarter of an hour away from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The brothers Peter and Vincent Könst have been running the family company since 1992. Konst Research is focusing more and more on the export market, where there is growing demand for Dutch seed potatoes.
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