Best Potato Varieties for the Northwest Region

Potatoes love sunlight and warmth, and in the North-West region, where autumn comes in mid-August, winter in November, and summer heat lasts 2 weeks, not all types of potatoes can fully grow and ripen. Today, potato varieties have been developed for the Northwest region that are resistant to climate change and have an early ripening period.

Best Potato Varieties for the Northwest Region

Grade selection

The choice of a variety is affected by its characteristics:

  • Ripening time. According to the description, from the moment of germination of the first sprouts to the full maturation of the early species, 50-60 days pass. For the Leningrad, Moscow and Kaliningrad regions, mid-early varieties of potatoes are also suitable, the ripening period of which is from 70 to 90 days.
  • Susceptibility to disease. In the North-West region, it is permissible to grow varieties that are immune or medium susceptible to diseases that tolerate cold weather and constantly high humidity.
  • Productivity
  • Easy to store, non-deterioration.

Popular varieties

Zhukovsky early

According to the description, such a variety stands out among domestic species. This is a fruitful variety: up to 450 kg is harvested from a hundredth. The pulp is white, the tubers are oval, with a pink peel. Potatoes of this species are resistant to weather changes in the Northwest region and to the golden nematode, which floods the entire area with high humidity.

There is no immunity to scab and late blight.

The wizard

A sorcerer is a mid-early species with a yield of up to 400 kg per hundred square meters and a pleasant sweetish taste. The pulp of the variety is light cream in color, does not darken in boiling water, the peel is yellow.

The variety is characterized by uneven growth of tubers: they vary significantly in size. The advantages of this type are ease of care, drought tolerance, high keeping quality, portability of transportation. Potato does not suffer from breaking off sprouts.

Resource and Bronnitsky

Gardeners should not neglect old mid-season varieties such as Resurs and Bronnitsky. Such varieties of potatoes grow well in the Leningrad and Vologda regions.

The yield of Resurs is as follows: it brings 450 kg per hundred square meters even in the northernmost regions. It is slightly affected by viral diseases.

Bronnitsky variety has a good seed characteristic. In Russia, this is one of the best varieties for growing in cold and humid climates. The peel of the fruit is thin, light golden hue.

Bronnitsky can safely compete with well-known German and Dutch varieties: his productivity is 540 kg per hundred square meters. At the same time, root crops have a weight of 90-120 g.

Charoite

Charoite is a new variety, in the North-West region it is called St. Petersburg Skoropelka. The first fruits can be harvested 60 days after planting. productivity - 320 kg per hundred square meters. Charoite has a good taste, light yellow peel. For a precocious species, it is preserved almost ideally: the assessment of keeping quality is 96%. It is highly resistant to cancer, moderate to late blight and scab.

The disadvantages of the Charoite variety include its tendency to defeat the golden nematode, so some gardeners continue to look for new types of potatoes, similar to Charoite, but more resistant to diseases and pests.

Manifesto and Damaris

The mid-early type of potato Manifesto is considered more productive in comparison with other similar varieties. With the optimal combination of fertilizers and proper care, 460 kg are collected from 100 sq. M. m. Root crops are red.

The mid-early species of Damaris also has excellent productivity - 450 kg per hundred square meters. Potatoes have a beige peel, oval shape, their flesh is light yellow, the taste is delicate. Damaris is well stored for a long time.

The manifesto and Damaris are considered to be popular varieties in Russia, medium susceptible to late blight and almost not responsive to pathogens of cancer, scab, both types of mosaics, leaf curling virus and golden nematode.

Dutch potato varieties

Dutch varieties are popular in our country

In the Netherlands, summers are short and unpredictable, the weather can be called a hot week 2-3 in a year, and the humidity of the air and soil is almost 100%: all this resembles the conditions of the North-West region in Russia, so growing Dutch varieties of potatoes is so popular in our country.

The advantages of foreign varieties

  • Productivity
  • Insensitive to temperature changes, good tolerance of drought and high humidity.
  • Resistance to harmful viruses and bacteria.
  • Good preservation and transportability of tubers.
  • Aesthetics.

Red Scarlet and Impala

Red Scarlet is suitable for lovers of young potatoes. From weave harvest up to 500 kg of the crop. The tubers are reddish, very smooth. Gardeners appreciate the variety for its immunity.

The maximum yield of the early species of Impala is 370 kg per hundred square meters. Impala is immune to cancer and the golden nematode, calmly reacts to short-term drought, undemanding to the type of soil. Impala is susceptible to late blight.

Fresco

Fresco needs 60-70 days to fully mature. Productivity - 230 kg per hundred square meters. Gardeners recommend collecting Fresco tubers as early as possible until potato late blight appears on them.

This variety is insensitive to cancer and nematode, 50 to 50 to viruses, black and common scab. Medium-sized yellow and round potatoes are suitable for making chips and crispy fries.

The Fresco variety is poorly stored: the slightest increase in temperature in the cellar provokes germination.

German potato varieties

German varieties are also great for growing in the North-West region, especially in the Leningrad, Arkhangelsk, Kaliningrad and Murmansk regions of Russia.

Adretta

Adretta brings 450 kg with 100 square meters. m, has large yellow tubers that taste great. Tops are growing fast, tubers are formed early, the variety calmly tolerates drought.

The adretta is perfectly stored provided that the tubers are cleaned on time and the temperature in the cellar is not too high. In good weather in Russia, the species is resistant to late blight, cancer and viruses, but is vulnerable to common scab, rhizoctonia and black leg.

Karatop

According to the description, the yield of the Karatop variety averages 440 kg per 100 acres of land. Cultivation is carried out in the Leningrad, Moscow, Vologda and Kaliningrad regions. Tubers can be tasted as early as 50 days after the germination of the first sprouts.

One fruit leaves weighing up to 100 g. The karatop is weakly susceptible to late blight, cancer, and a nematode.

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