Ben Bredek, 3 Point Potatoes:

"Deep red Baltic Fire potatoes hold up very well against the heat"

3 Point Potatoes is introducing Baltic Fire potatoes exclusively to the Dutch market. "These deep red-skinned, yellow-fleshed potatoes are scab resistant and need less nitrogen to grow than common potatoes in the same segment," says Ben Bredek.

This trading company has a trial field right near its office where, about five years ago, it started testing varieties. "I don't spray, I give nitrogen to the (likely) new European guidelines. Plus I can test for things like scab. I tested the Baltic Fire variety in 2019 and it impressed me right away."

"It turns out these potatoes hold up very well against hot, dry weather. You only need to water it three times to get good yields, which is, obviously, a great advantage these days. The variety also proved to be resistant to scab. Plus, Baltic Fire potatoes, thus, already meet the - it seems, soon-to-be-implemented - new maximum nitrogen per hectare regulations," Ben explains.

3 Point Potatoes are the only ones growing Baltic Fire in the Netherlands. "We also intend to produce only for the Dutch market. It's now the third season, and these potatoes will be available again in mid-October." The company also partnered with Landjuweel for the variety. "They deliver them to retail and food service clients and such, but actually to all their customers," Ben continues. "Several supermarkets have carried Baltic Fire potatoes in recent years."

These ware potatoes are slightly floury. "They crumble only slightly when cooked, unlike other red varieties which crumble away when boiled. So, you can boil, bake, roast, and mash Baltic Fire potatoes - basically make any dish to complement a meal," Ben concludes.

For more information:
Ben Bredek
3 Point Potatoes
17A Dorp Street
6454 AG, Jabeek, NL
Tel: +31 (0) 653 412 924
Email: info@3pointpotatoes.nl 
Website: www.3pointpotatoes.nl

 


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