Description of Potato Lady Claire
Lady Claire's potatoes are in demand due to the presentation and ability to be stored for a long time
Description of Potato Lady Claire
Lady Claire's seed potatoes were first produced in Holland. This plant belongs to early ripening species.
If you plant Lady Claire in the south, you can harvest several times in one season. The variety is great for growing at home, and for breeding on large farms.
According to the description, Lady Claire’s potato bush belongs to the early-ripe leaf type, which has an average height of about 50 cm. The plant is semi-upright and completely covered with leaves. The stems are quite stable and do not fall to the ground until fully ripened. Leaflets can be medium or large in size, themselves slightly elongated. The leaves have a bright emerald color and belong to the open type.
The serration of the leaves is small. The whisk is white and small in size. Lady Claire’s potato grows a large number of tubers on one bush. The tuber itself is slightly elongated, has slightly rounded edges. In the process of flowering, small flowers appear on the bush, which fall, after which the berries appear on them.
Description of the fetus
Lady Claire's potato variety has medium-sized fruits. The shape of the potatoes is round. The peel has a smooth or slightly rough structure. Its color may be beige yellow, slightly darker or lighter. On the fetus, medium-deep and small eyes are placed. Lady Claire's seed potato has a fairly light beige-yellow flesh, the starch content of which is about 16-17%. The weight of one fetus ranges from 83-106 g.
The taste of Lady Claire is excellent. Due to the similar starch content in fruits, potatoes are often used to create starch and potato flour.
The variety Lady Clair attracts with a huge number of advantages, which include:
- high productivity;
- resistance to serious diseases;
- non-susceptibility to pest attack;
- tuber failure;
- universality of use;
- undemanding care;
- beautiful appearance;
- pleasant taste;
- the ability to transport over long distances;
- a large number of amino acids, carotene and vitamin C in the composition.
Deficiencies, according to the characteristic, are few. The only thing that you should pay attention to is the quality of the soil where the Potato seeds will be planted, and its further watering.
If the fruit and plant have very little moisture, it will fade over time, but this can only be expected if the plant is very small.
Proper care will ensure a good potato crop
Before planting in the ground, potatoes are etched using a potassium permanganate solution or special formulations.
In the process of planting, tubers are not cut, as this leads to their rapid spoilage. For the germination of root crops, it is better to grow them outdoors in boxes filled with sand. For plant safety, land is cultivated using copper-containing preparations and insecticides.
The species may not degenerate for several years, so it is used as planting material for the next year. Despite this, farmers recommend updating seeds every 5 years and not growing old tubers.
Seeds germinate about 14 days before planting in the ground. To do this, the seeds are placed in small boxes, which are then cleaned in a warm but dark place. Some farmers like to cut planting material into several parts, but with such a view it is contraindicated to carry out such actions: potatoes do not germinate.
It is necessary to ensure that vegetables contain live eyes in the absence of sprouts. In this case, the peel should be smooth, wrinkled.
Planting in the soil
Potatoes of this variety are planted in the soil when it warms up to at least 12 ° C.
Landing methods include traditional smooth and ridge landing. The option of planting seed material in the so-called trenches is not excluded. This process must be carried out in rows, the distance between which should be approximately 25-30 cm. The depth at which seed should be placed should be 70-80 cm.
Plant care, as described, includes the following steps:
- top dressing;
- preventive spraying.
Loosening the soil for the first time is carried out during the planting process. In this case, it is important to remove all weeds and the remains of past plants. Bushes must be spudded so that there is room for further growth due to the formation of high beds.
Watering should not be abused. It is advisable to water the plant with severe drought. To preserve moisture in the soil, mulching is performed.
Fertilizer is carried out when the process of forming a bush begins to occur. As fertilizers, phosphorus and potassium are used. It is advisable to refuse nitrogen-containing products, since they harm tubers.
Diseases and Pests
The uniqueness of Lady Claire's potato variety lies in the fact that it is practically not affected by diseases of the nightshade family. Rarely observed lesion of the cyst nematode, rhizoctonia, scab, black leg and tuberous rot. If the plant grows under unfavorable conditions, late blight is possible.
Due to the dense peel, the fruits are not damaged by wireworm, Colorado potato beetle and bear. Those who wish to protect the plant from the adverse effects of pests can be sprayed with insecticides, but only until the flowering process has begun.