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Markies | high frying characteristics and good taste

Big demand all over Kenya

Markies is a very good potato for French fries (chips) and is in big demand all over Kenya. Processors, hotels and restaurants highly value it for its frying characteristics and taste. Its low sugar level remains for a long time enabling excellent cooking quality.

It is yellow skin potato and late maturing (120 days).

  • Kephis certified seed potatoes
  • Use: chips, table and crisps
  • Areas to be grown: suitable for all potato-growing regions
  • Maturity: late (>4 months)
  • Yield potential: high (15-20 tons/acre)
  • Tuber dormancy: long (>3 months)
  • Dry matter: 23%
Potato farmer spraying his potato field

People about Markies

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Our Agrico Markies expert explains

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What farmers say about the Markies

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What the markets say about the Markies

Potato variety Markies

Plant description

Markies is an erect tall variety with white flowers. The variety has good heat tolerance.

Disease resistance/tolerance

A preventative spraying schedule against late blight is necessary even though Markies is only slightly susceptible to this. Markies is early blight sensitive and therefore a good treatment against this is necessary.

Tuber features

  • Large, oval to long oval tubers, uniform in shape
  • Yellow skin
  • Yellow flesh
  • Shallow eyes
  • Good resistance to internal bruising

Planting distance

  • Seed size 1: 20-25cm
  • Seed size 2: 30-35cm
Potato markies with pieces of French Fries
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Where to buy the Markies?

The Markies can be bought at numerous collaborating 'aggregation hubs'. Contact an aggregation hub in your county for the possibilities.

Orders above 2,500kg or 50 bags orders can be ordered and collected directly by using this form!

List of aggregation hubs