Every farmer wants to grow an excellent harvest, which for him will become a pride, potatoes are one of the most popular vegetables in many countries. Therefore it is not surprising that breeders try to bring out more and more new varieties that would meet all the requirements of the buyer, and even the gardener himself
There are a lot of varieties in our time, but there are those that showed themselves very well during cultivation. To such kinds it is possible to carry a potato of “Impala”. Many people rate him perfectly. And below you will know why
The variety was obtained in Holland. But it is widely used in many countries, including ours. To get the maximum yield, the cultivar is best cultivated in regions with a warm and temperate climate. Here he gives a high harvest. In addition, under favorable conditions of harvest, you can get two
The variety has a medium-term maturity, refers to table types, which indicates its high taste qualities. If you plant it at the end of April or May, then the first harvest can be done in 45 days. Completely collect the entire crop can be in 70-75 days, by this time it has already fully formed
To accelerate even more maturation, the seed can be germinated before planting. But, in general, this grade does not require this process. During the planting of sprouted potatoes one must be very careful, since small shoots are very fragile. And if they break down, then the yield will decrease at times
It is also worth noting the following important point: if you want the sprouts to appear early and in concert, do not rush to plant the potatoes until the ground has warmed sufficiently, and do not put more than 30 cm of seeds into the soil during planting
With regard to its predecessors, then for this variety the best option is legumes, it is also good to plant it after winter crops.
Characteristics of the “Impala”
- This variety has a high size, on average 75-80 cm. The stems are straight and grow upward. Usually there are five. The potato has good yield. Steadily one hectare can yield about 200 centners. Of course, there are many varieties that can boast of larger yields, but “Impala” gives its stable and without special requests in terms of agricultural technology. The bush blooms with white inflorescences. One bush gives 6-8 potatoes, while they have a weight of up to 150 grams. The shape of the tubers is oval, the surface is smooth. Eyes small, not ruined. Well tolerates attacks of diseases: scab, nematode, cancer, viral. Starch in the composition contains 17%. The harvest of harvested potatoes has a very good appearance to make it competitive. Therefore, often “Impala” can be found on vegetable wounds. During cooking, cracks appear on the surface, but the tubers do not completely decay. Also does not lose after heat treatment of taste, does not change the shade, does not fill with water. Used for cooking main dishes, such as mashed potatoes, soup. The color of the skin and flesh is yellow.
Potatoes are undemanding in care, like fertilizing and clean soil. That is, in time, remove the weeds, otherwise there is a risk of disease
Processing is nothing different from the usual. That is, the potatoes will need weeding, watering in arid years, fighting pests. It is also possible to apply fertilizers if the soil where this potato is grown does not differ in fertility
“Impala” is a good variety for growing. He has already proved himself on many years of experience.
Potato variety “Impala”