Potato "Latona" refers to the very ripe early ripening varieties in our country. The originator of this potato is HZPC-Holland. Early ripening variety gives a stable and very high yield. In recent years, he managed to "settle" in gardens in many countries. Excellent taste indicators and quality characteristics make this type of potato one of the most popular among potato growers.
Early and very high-yielding potatoes were able to be bred by agronomist-breeders from the Netherlands. As a rule, the variety is cultivated in climatic zones with a temperate climate. This variety is especially popular in Russia, Ukraine and Moldova.
Potato "Latona" forms bushes high and erect. The leaves are large, dark green, with a matte surface. Potato tops, thick and lush, are sprawling. The variety is characterized by moderate flowering. Corollas of flowers are white. Dark green tops are characterized by slow ripening and death. Very magnificent tops allows for a long time to maintain soil moisture and reduce the need for irrigation measures.
The root tubers are round-oval in shape, covered with a smooth peel of yellowish-beige color. Eyes of medium size, surface location. The pale yellow flesh of the heat treatment process does not boil and is characterized by starchiness up to 18%. The average weight of the tuber is 90-120 g, and the maximum weight of one commodity tuber reaches 140 g.
Potato "Latona" has proven itself in most regions of cultivation, and the description of this variety is known not only to experienced potato growers, but also to beginner gardeners.
|The period from seedlings to the technical maturity of tubers does not exceed 70-75 days||Total not less than 2-2.5 kg from each bush.||Table grade. Retains up to 96% of the presentation of tubers.||4.9 points on a scale of 5 points||Resistance to mechanical damaging factors at the level of 97%. High resistance of the variety to common scab, leaf curling virus, viral infections, golden nematode, ring and dry rot|
The value of this variety is the stability of the crop, high rates of return on early commercial quality of vegetable products, which has not only good taste, but also guaranteed nematode resistance.
Potato "Latona": picking potatoes
Potato "Latona" should be planted after legumes, cabbage, root crops, pumpkin and cucumbers. The best precursors to potatoes are siderata, beets, cabbage, cucumbers and greens. The processing of potatoes before planting allows you to protect planting material from soil pests, infections, and also helps to increase the volume of the crop and its quality.
Pre-planting treatment of potato seed tubers to protect against rhizoctoniosis and fusariosis is carried out using the drug "Maxim" at the rate of 1 l / 100 kg of tubers. It is allowed to treat tubers before planting with Albit with a flow rate of 1 l / 100 kg.
Spring plowing of a potato field is combined with pre-planting processing, which will protect the soil from excessive compaction. Potato "Latona" does not tolerate stagnation of meltwater and especially needs good drainage.
Important take into account the fact that ammonium nitrate should be introduced by the vegetable grower immediately before planting potatoes and in the spring. In addition, high-quality manure, nitrogen-containing, phosphorus and potassium fertilizers, as well as lime, must be applied when growing potatoes in the spring, under the digging of the potato field.
Potatoes are planted when the soil warms up to + 8-10 ° C. It is necessary to regulate the planting density, since not only thickened, but also rare plantings interfere with high yields. It is also important to observe the planting depth of prepared tubers by 10 cm.
Potato varieties "Latona" needs standard care, but compliance with high agricultural technology allows you to have a positive impact on the yield and quality of tubers formed:
- A week after planting, a visual inspection of the planting area should be carried out and, if necessary, weeding the potato field.
- Irrigation measures are not required when growing this variety, but irrigation at the budding and flowering phase helps to improve the quality of the crop and its quantity.
- Fertilizing with organomineral components is important for obtaining high-quality vegetable products and should complement irrigation.
- To protect plants from late blight and alternariosis, it is necessary to use spraying with Metaxil during the growing season. In this case, the first, or preventive, spraying is carried out at a rate of 400 l / ha, and subsequent treatments are carried out with an interval of two weeks with a similar consumption of fungicide.
- An increase in the total yield and yield of marketable tubers resistant to the main diseases is achieved by spraying the plants at the closing phase of potato tops in rows with a product such as Agat-25K.
Harvesting is carried out after the leaves are completely yellowed and lodged, and tubers can be ripened by mowing the leaves two weeks before digging.
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Potato "Latona" is a relatively young variety, which is deservedly appreciated for its high taste indices, as well as stable and high yield. In addition, the distinctive feature of the variety was its excellent ability to adapt to almost any weather conditions, as well as the unpretentiousness of care guaranteed by the originator. The marketability of tubers is very high, which makes this variety in demand for sale as early vegetable products.
Potato: planting and care
Reviews of gardeners characterize this variety as a very tasty potato with a stable yield. Without special care, approximately 6-7 medium and large sized tubers of a leveled shape are formed in the potato nest. Small tubers during digging at the stage of complete ripening of the crop practically do not occur. Potato flesh has good taste, is not digested and has an optimal dry matter content. High productivity and excellent taste made this variety demanded by both private gardeners and farmers.