Selecting a variety of potatoes for planting on the plot, it is worth reading a lot of literature to get acquainted with those species that are zoned for a particular region. Romano potato variety is noteworthy.
History of the variety
This species, bred by Dutch scientists and in 1994, entered into the state register of Russia.
Good tuber performance speaks for itself, and Romano is in demand.
Description and characteristics of the potato Romano
To understand how Romano is profitable and susceptible to care, you should familiarize yourself with the main characteristics and decide what is needed for cultivation.
This potato is mid-early and for its intended purpose it is a table variety. Stems erect and medium height. Productivity makes 800 gr. from each bush of dug potatoes or 600 c. per hectare.
In the bush grows to 9 pcs. presentation of potatoes. Romano always gives a stable harvest. regardless of weather conditions and different climatic zones. When digging potatoes in the bush, there is practically no small unripe potatoes.
Choosing this variety, you can be sure in the fact that you will not stay in the winter without delicious potatoes.
Description of the variety:
|Peel||Smooth, light pink|
|The form||Almost round shape|
|Average tuber weight||75 gr.|
Commodity and consumer properties
It is known that part of the starch in the composition of the tuber is above average, so the potatoes are boiled soft and the cooked mashed potatoes show good taste.
This taste attracts absolutely everyone, because took 5 points out of a possible 5.
Appearance of tubers is quite attractive, as the presentation is 96%.Romano is great for making mashed potatoes, thanks to its high starch content.
Vegetable firmly entered the life of man, participating in various fields. Potatoes are used:
- In cooking - preparing from it not only a side dish, but also wonderful independent dishes - pancakes, chops.
- In folk medicine - decoctions are prepared from the flowers of the vegetable, lowering blood pressure, curing tuberculosis in combination with other drugs.
- Tubers are also involved in the production - alcohol, starch, glucose, rubber and other compounds.
Step by step order of cultivation
When and how are planted
The planting dates depend on the region where the garden is located, in the Krasnodar Territory you can plant potatoes, since mid-aprilif the earth is well warmed up. In this region, there is practically no return frost.
In the Moscow region planted tubers in the ground late May early June.
For planting selected healthy tubers weighing about 80 grams. If they are too small, then put two or three pieces into each well. Large is divided into parts.
The place where the potatoes will be planted should be:
- soil loose and with a large proportion of applied nitrogen fertilizers;
- choose the method of planting potatoes according to the occurrence of groundwater.
It is important to choose the planting method correctly, since, if the ground water is close to the surface of the ground, then planting is done in the ridges up to 40 cm in height.Landing dates vary by region: starting in mid-April and ordered by early June
To get an increased crop of potatoes, worth taking care of and conduct:
- watering three times during the growing season;
- weed removal;
He is no different from caring for other varieties of potatoes. The first hilling of planted potatoes is carried out when 10 cm shoots appear.
Feed the plant only after wateringand do it:
- after emergence of shoots;
- when the tops are blooming;
- a couple of weeks after flowering.
After each watering the next day you need to loosen and remove weeds.Care is watering three times per season, fertilizer and hilling
How to increase yield
To increase productivity, it is worth, first of all, take care of the planting material, which is changed every five years. If they do not, then the potato degenerates, the tubers become shallow, if not degraded.
It is also worth following certain rules. in order to get more harvest:
- plant a vegetable only in heated soil;
- if the tubers are large, it should be divided into equivalent parts that will be available, both eyes and flesh;
- seed should be completely healthy from diseases peculiar to potatoes;
- tops are mowed a week before harvest.
By adhering to these rules, you can get a higher yield of potatoes than if you let it run free.To increase crop yields, seed need to be updated every five years.
How resistant to diseases and pests
Received average resistance to scab and a variety of viral diseases. Rarely get cancer.
Since the potato received immunity to various diseases, the grade is stored for a long time in winter.
Vegetable growers reviews
Artem, Novosibirsk: “A good yield, giving a big crop compared to other varieties planted on the site. And the taste is beyond praise. "
Maxim, Krasnodar region: “My family is delighted with the taste of this potato, and the cultivation is enjoyable, since it does not require much effort, and as a result a large crop of good tubers is aligned in size in the bush.”
Marina, Rostov: “Romano potatoes are well preserved, and when boiling and frying, the taste qualities are just wonderful. Tubers during storage do not fade and do not sprout. "
Potatoes grown in a private garden will be tastier than those purchased on the market and therefore it is worth trying this particular type, which has the qualities of keeping quality, transportation and great taste properties.