Kiwi Potato is a fruitful and resistant to phytophthora variety that is preserved for a long time under the conditions of storage of the product. Widely used in cooking, but does not stand out in taste .Potatoes have excellent resistance to pests and diseases. The description of this variety is given below.
Table of contents
- Variety of potatoes Kiwi
- What does it taste like?
- Is it true that a variety is grown with GMOs?
- Landing Features
- Where to plant?
- Planting scheme
- Basic care requirements
- Diseases and pests
- How to harvest?
Variety of potatoes Kiwi
Kiwi potatoes look like an exotic fruit, with an interesting taste. Cooks celebrate the crumbly structure of the root, elegant skin, but brewed it for a very long time - about 40 minutes .
yields. Kiwi variety shrubs grow to 40-80 cm
The main characteristics of the kiwi variety such :
- bushes grow to 40-80 cm ;
- stems straight;
- leaves emerald green, rough;
- elongated tuber form , medium and large in size;
- purple lush inflorescences ;
- thin and rough skin ;
- high yield ;
- long boiling process potatoes - 40 minutes;
- resistance to fittotor, alternariozu, scab, rot;
- crumbly structure of pulp .
What does it taste like?
Potatoes are not very tasty, for an amateur, the middle of the fruit is tasteless. In cooking, these potatoes are used as a filling for pies, boiled or stewed, as well as for making salads.
Is it true that a variety is grown with GMOs?
There is an opinion : if the potatoes are not exposed to the Colorado potato beetle, then this is a GMO product. The reason for resistance to the pest is the presence of bio-cellulose in the plant. Potatoes are absolutely safe and do not contain GMOs.
Features of planting
In the temperate zone of , planting takes place in late April - early May .The soil should be heated to 7-9 degrees.
Where to plant?
Plant on soils that are preparing for planting back in September. It is necessary to plow the top layer of soil, the depth of plowing is 15-18 cm .It is necessary to choose places that are well warmed by sunlight, then the potato will give a high yield. The area is cleared of weeds, re-loosening.
Scheme of planting plants in the Dutch way: first we plant two rows of potatoes - we make a gap - again we plant two rows - a gap. The distance between the rows should be about 70 cm. Such planting will provide high yields - 2 buckets from 1 bush. A standard fit for schemes 40 to 70 and 45 to 90 gives good results. After planting the tubers do not spud, they are covered with earth on both sides.
Basic requirements for care
Watering is carried out three times in the summer, water soaks the soil 0.5 meters deep. The soil should be well soaked, so it is recommended to take care that the soil was loose before watering.
Fertilizing with mineral fertilizers also requires , for the first time you need to fertilize the soil in early summer, then in the warming period. Then feeding is carried out with an interval of 10 days. The soil is fed with phosphorus and potassium, nitrogen fertilizers are also used.
Diseases and pests
Kiwi potato is not affected by the Colorado potato beetle, it is frightened off by the roughness of the leaves, because of this, the pest can not lay eggs on them.
Because of the required amount of biocellular tissue, the wireworm is not afraid of the variety. Potatoes demonstrate resistance to viruses and infections. There is no need to use prophylactic agents.
How to harvest?
The value of the variety is quite high, demonstrating a yield of 20 kg per 1 kg. Harvesting takes place in late September - early November .You can collect it only after the roots are ripe. After harvesting, the tubers are dried, then sifted, rotten fruits are removed and loaded into the cellar. For storage of potatoes used a cool place.
Kiwi is highly resistant to pests, viruses and diseases. This variety is considered to be high-yielding, it has excellent keeping quality, it is stored for a long time in vegetable storehouses, it accepts various kinds of fertilizers. The taste of potatoes is ordinary, but it is often used in cooking: baked, fried, boiled.