About us

Hanse Seed Corp. was founded in the year 2.000 in order to introduce the valuable varieties of the potato Breeder Saka Pflanzenzucht GmbH, Germany in the United States and Canada. Plant Variety Protection had just been established and the variety Yukon Gold had become already popular in the households of US and Canadian consumers, when directors of Solana AgrarProdukte, Hamburg, the commercial representative of Saka Pflanzenzucht GmbH decided it was time to pay attention to this vast and interesting market.

It did not take long before a group of farmers found out about the advantages of a variety which not only yields much better but also stores well and can be washed after months of storage maintaining a very high packout. The variety is SATINA, which is in the market since 2002 and every year many farmers switch to the this very well tasting variety. In the past years we have proposed varieties to marketing groups and the acceptance has been very good. Our new varieties not only offer different looks by skin and flesh colors, but also higher resistances to especially Nematodes but also Rhizoctonia S. und Erwinia C. ( blackleg ). 

Every year we present our associates in the US and Canada varieties with special features like a very early vegetation or different textures from waxy ( very firm cooking or salad type ) until a yellow flesh floury, baking potato. Also Cream colored chipstock varieties which can be stored at 4°C ( 40°F ) are in our program and are already being produced in Canada. Saka Pflanzenzucht GmbH has proven during the past 100 years to be a successful Breeder and is committed to work in the future to bring advanced breeding technology to our countries.

 

 

Our Varieties

Click on the different names to learn more.


Variety

Maturity

Use

Cooking Type

Wart res.

PCN


Amanda

Main Crop

C

Pa2, Pa3

Ro 1-4


Belmonda

Main Crop

A-B

Wart 1

Ro 1-4


Campina

Early


Francisca

Main Crop


Lilly

Main Crop

C

Wart 1

Ro 1-4


Ludmilla

Early

1

Ro 1-4


Miranda

Early

Ro 1-4


Natascha

Early

Ro 1-4


Opal

Main Crop

1

Ro 1-4


Princess

Early

A

Ro 1


Queen Anne

Early

A-B

Wart 1

Ro 1-4


Red River

Main Crop

A-B

Ro 1


Romera

Late

Ro 1-5


Satina

Main Crop

B

1

Ro 1


Toscana

Main Crop

B

Ro 1-4


Verdi

Main Crop

1*

Ro 1-4


7 Four 7

Main Crop

A-B

Wart 1

Ro 1

Satina

Satina is a yellow flesh, yellow skinned variety which presents an oval to round tuber.

portfolio
portfolio
portfolio
portfolio

Its maturity is medium early which places her in the vicinity of the maturity of the Yukon Gold, may be a couple of days later. SATINA can set quite high and if soil and climate conditions are perfect, she can produce a quite big tuber size, which leads to yields of up to 520 cwt/acre, while 340 cwt/acre is the minimum we have seen in the past 7 years.

SATINA has found a big group of fans between the farmers on the west coast during the first years and in the state of California SATINA advanced even faster as the farmers found out about her excellent resistance to the heat. Florida Farmers got the word and tried it, too and the one who had, stayed with SATINA ever since.

Its popularity grew slow but constantly and although it does not bring the maximum yields in very heavy soils, farmers in Maine, New York state and on P.E.I. are planting SATINA with great success.

The packers and marketers reported also very soon, that SATINA has a great packout even after more than 8 months of storage and the consumers loved the potatoes due to its beautiful presentation and its taste which brings the consumers back to the shelves every time they shop for potatoes.

Production

Harvesting Satina.

All our varieties are introduced into the North American territory by running through the quarantine stations of either the United States or Canada.

After the plantlets have been proven to be completely free from diseases the production of mintubers can start. We are working with the most reliable minituber labs in the US and Canada, in order to ensure disease free minituber material which is being delivered to our production partners.

Although the seed classes for certification in mostly all states and Canada allow up to 6 field multiplications, our goal is to guarantee that our varieties shall not be reproduced more than 4 years or 4 field generations.

In order to prevent from mutations of the varieties in our minituber labs, Hanse Seed introduces every 5 years a new clone from the breeder in Germany.

Don’t hesitate to contact us now...

Created by AS Design