William Orr and Son
The Orr family really do know their potatoes. They have a third-generation family-run farm at Raffrey outside Ballygowan in County Down.
They plant around 200 acres every year. They rent land because put simply the soil gets tired if you grow potatoes on it year after year. Changing the land regularly ensures a better, disease-free crop.
They grow around 14 varieties including Comber early Home Guards and Accords. Starting the season with the famous Comber Earlies PGI using varieties such as Home Guard and Accord. Mid season favourites include Queens, Melody and Squire. Popular main crop varieties like Maris Piper and Navan and many old niche varieties such as Kerr’s Pinks, Arran Victory (Blues) and Dunbar Standards. William Orr and Son received a Gold Star in in the 2014 Great Taste Awards for their Arran Victory – ‘Balls of Flour’.
What They Do
Grow, pack and distribute potatoes