Potatoes became an integral product for the inhabitants of our planet. It helps you to get well. At the same time it will cope with any feeling of hunger, and vitamins, and useful components, the body will sate in full
It is rare to find a house wherever potatoes are used. The same can be said about summer residents who do not represent their site without this culture. The article will discuss one of the good varieties – “Zhukovsky”
- “Zhukovsky” refers to species with early maturation. The first harvests of young potatoes can be collected already less than two months after planting. The variety is bred in our country. The bush is quite compact in height, spreads to the sides of the middle, which means that plants do not need a large space. The leaves have a deep dark green hue, they are large. Pink-purple flowers cover the bush, the fruits of the inflorescence do not form.
Varietal characteristics of potatoes “Zhukovsky”
The variety is very well tolerated by cold. It can be planted with the onset of the first warm days, when the land is still cold, but with it snow and melt water. Sprouts in tubers perfectly germinate even in the cool, which makes the variety preferable for the northern regions
Potato “Zhukovsky” gives good seedlings, if it is additionally planted before planting. For this, the tubers need to be held at a temperature of about 13-15 degrees in the penumbra. Sprouts will appear quickly, when they reach 1 cm, you can plant. In this case, before planting the tubers can be treated with insecticides
It is also important that if you plant, when on the street only serious colds have passed, then it is better to cover the planting beds after planting. Germs, although not afraid of the cold, but freezing can kill them, and they are at this time not uncommon for most regions of our country
An important point! During germination, the seed potatoes must lie either in loose form or in open boxes. It must be periodically turned and moistened
Also worth noting the following varietal characteristics:
- the mass of tubers reaches an average of 180 grams; the color of the skin is pinkish, the shape of the fruit is round; eyes on tubers have a small diameter; the variety showed itself perfectly during cooking, as the tubers remain intact, do not become watery, do not boil; taste qualities high; during cutting, the flesh does not acquire a blue color for a long time; productivity is high. Agronomists consistently receive about 360 quintals per hectare. But with due care and conditions, yields can reach as much as 600 quintals per hectare; starch content in fruits 15%; one shrub can form from 10 to 12 potatoes; is perfectly preserved and does not deform during harvesting, does not crack; during a drought gives a stable harvest. Also, the cold years are not terrible for harvest. But it will be superfluous to water 2-3 times the site during a prolonged heat without rain; there is another very important advantage of the variety – high resistance to the most insidious diseases such as cancer, scab, rizoctonia. Average resistance variety “Zhukovsky” has to such diseases as late blight and viral. Before harvesting, you need to mow and harvest the tops in a few days. This will help to protect the tubers from infection by late blight, if the above-ground part was hit.
Variety “Zhukovsky” – one of the leaders among potatoes. He is respected by buyers and agronomists. As experience has shown, with good care, even a small garden with this variety gives an impressive harvest for the pride of the summer resident.
Potato variety “Zhukovsky”