Potatoes are a vegetable that was once brought to our continent. Since that moment, not one hundred years have passed, but its relevance has still not diminished. Potatoes are eaten around the world, it became the basis of the table
Potato variety Rocco. General description At present, there is a huge variety of varieties of this tuber. All of them have their own specific characteristics. Some are related to early, some to late, some to medium-sized varieties. And what about Rocco? It will be discussed below
The motherland of this tuber is the country of tulips – Holland. But in our days the variety is well in demand throughout Europe, Ukraine and Russia. Since the creation, more than two decades have passed and, despite the abundance of new varieties, Rocco does not give up its positions.
Varietal characteristics of the Rocco potato
This potato has obvious varietal indices:
- the shrub has a compact size, proudly raising the straight stems upward; the leaves near the aerial part are unpaired, their edges form a wave; the potato is blooming with violet-reddish inflorescences, but you should not be surprised at the complete absence of flowers. This does not indicate a defect or any problems with these seeds; The tubers of the variety are very smooth, the skin has a reddish-pink hue, the flesh is yellow; the variety has a medium maturity. On average, under different climate conditions in individual regions, the vegetation period is 100-115 days; potato “Rocco” does not lose its popularity among agronomists for its good and at the same time very stable yield. On average, the annual harvest is about 350-400 centners. But under more favorable growing conditions it is easy to collect 600 centners from one hectare; the potato perfectly copes with the drought. He needs 1-2 watering in a very dry season; one bush yields a yield of 12 potatoes, which is quite good; the weight of one tuber is 125 grams; the starch content is 16%; this variety is a table. This indicator indicates that the Rocco potato has a good taste; potatoes do not turn black during cutting, do not lose flavor during heat treatment, it does not lose shape. It is often used not only for cooking main dishes, but also chips, French fries; a big plus of the variety in its resistance to many diseases that affect tuberous plants. This includes the nematode, viral diseases, cancer. But the aerial part in rare cases can be affected by late blight, the leaves can be twisted, and also the medium resistance to striped mosaic.
Biofluorosis can also go to harvest, so you need to carefully monitor planting. When the first signs of damage appeared, it is necessary to carry out the treatment, and can also be treated with chemicals before planting. And before the start of the hammer, you must always mow and burn the tops beforehand
Potato “Rocco” is used not only for eating at home, but also for sale. Such an opportunity gives farmers a variety due to their good transportability, long shelf life, resistance to deformation and splitting. Also, the tubers have a smooth and even appearance, what attracts customers
Features of cultivating a variety
To get a high yield, tubers need to provide loose soil. In dense soil potatoes can grow deformed, which will spoil the presentation. Also, heavy, dense soil poorly develop tubers
So that during growth the bushes and the potatoes themselves do not hurt, before planting the seed material can be treated with a solution of manganese, Bordeaux mixture or vitriol
To make the harvest higher, you can add ashes to the holes, this will give the potato starch, make the soil richer. You can add organic fertilizers
It is very easy to grow a variety. Therefore, if you are new to this case, then “Rocco” you should take note. It’s not for nothing that it has been cultivated for more than 20 years.
Potato variety Rocco