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National Potato Day 2020

Teagasc supports National Potato Day as the only potato breeder of new varieties in Ireland. Did you know the Potato is the world’s third most important food crop with global acreage rising faster than that of any other crop due to its high yield potential and excellent nutritional characteristics?


Teagasc has been conducting research on potatoes since the 1960s. Currently there are four primary research initiatives along with a Knowledge Transfer programme.

The most common potato eaten today is Rooster which is a Teagasc bred potato.  Teagasc helps potato farmers to produce high quality and nutritious potatoes.  Teagasc are involved with farmers in all stages of research and production of potatoes throughout the year.

Consumers should look for quality Irish grown potatoes for their table as well as in their local chipper.

Potato Recipes

Pádraig Óg Gallagher from Bord Bia talks about the dishes he prepared at Rooster Fest 18 using the Rooster potato that is grown in Teagasc Oak Park. Pádraig gives some new recipes that you can incorporate your own Rooster potatoes in. Why not have a look at the video here.

Potato Storage

Michael Hennessy speaks about integrated management of potatoes in Teagasc Oak Park. He also goes on to discuss potato storage in this video link here.

For more Irish industry related information and statistics click here.

Happy National Potato Day!