The Zekura potato was introduced in 1997. The state register of selection achievements of Russia. It is advised to plant in the Central Black Earth region. The region includes: Belgorod, Voronezh, Kursk, Lipetsk, Tambov regions. The variety was bred by German breeders, but grows in the regions of Russia, Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine. It is unpretentious, it is planted even in Siberia with its harsh winters and in Kazakhstan, a region with a dry climate. This is a table variety.
Tubery have yellowish flesh, it has a low starch content of 13-19%. According to the characteristic - it is a medium early variety. Fruits are formed 90-100 days after landing sprouted potatoes.
In the south, potatoes are dug earlier in the week. Tubers taste great. If they are cooked for a long time, they are slightly boiled soft, so mashed potatoes are prepared from them, and also added to soups.
The bushes are upright, medium in height, up to 30-35 cm, and the flowers are purple-red. The base of the stems of the same shade. The bush has a small spreading. The leaves are dark green.
Fruits are large, their average weight 120g, they are oblong with creamy-yellow skinned. Fruits, larger and smaller in size, are rarely formed. They taste great. Also, the tubers rarely turn green. The eyes are small. According to the description, on one bush can grow up to 15 tubers.
Benefits of Zekura:
- Lovely disease resistance.
- The variety can be stored in a dark and cool room for 4-6 months.
- Variety gives high yields.
- Potatoes taste great.
How to grow potatoes
Features landing and care
Pick a place lit by sunlight. This variety can not be watered, as it is unpretentious and resistant to drought. Tuber crops can not be planted on the same site two years in a row.
How to store and prepare a variety for planting
First, the store is disinfected, dried. The harvested potatoes are sorted, only healthy potatoes are left, dry them, scrape the ground. It is better to put the tubers in wooden boxes for storage. The air temperature in the room should be + 1 + 2 degrees.
Those tubers that are selected for planting, stored separately, inspect them twice a month, remove rotten potatoes. A week before planting, they put such tubers in a warm and bright room.
Potatoes that are not warmed or warmed up by the sun take root in the same way, so you can avoid preparing the tubers for planting.
Step by step procedureWhen planting, the wells are made at a distance of 35-40cm from each other.
- Dig the earth in the fall to 30 cm in depth.
- Turn the layers, remove the weeds.
- Pour 3 kg of humus and 100 g of ash per 1 m².
- Plant tubers from late April to mid-May. Dig holes that are 8–10 cm deep, 35–40 cm apart.
- Take the tubers for planting the size of a chicken egg. In the wells, place the tubers 1-2 pieces sprouts up. Top it with a little ash.
Basic care requirements
When you see sprouts long 5-10 cmthen pour the potatoes. Weed ridges and loosen the ground after watering or rain. At the beginning of July, spud the bushes, they should grow to a height of 16 cm by this time, this will keep the humidity. After 2 weeks before blooming, bloom the buds again.
Diseases and pests
To many diseases, Zekura potatoes are immune. He is not afraid of diseases such as nematode, rust, cancer, rhizoctonia, late blight, scab, leaf twisting virus, blackleg, rust.
Since potatoes are resistant to decay, it is planted even in areas with high humidity. Bushes affects the Colorado potato beetle, wireworm, caterpillars scoops, medvedka.
Folk remedies for the destruction of the Colorado potato beetle - scatter sifted wood ash on the ground, plant calendula between the rows. Sow the beans and beans around the perimeter of the plot.Folk remedy for the Colorado potato beetle - wood ash
Helps from the Colorado potato beetle, caterpillars moths and other insects biological product called Bitoxibacillin:
- Dilute the drug with water immediately before use.
- In 40-100 g of the drug pour a ten-liter bucket of water and spray potato tops.
- Pour in water gradually, stirring it thoroughly. The water temperature should be 20 degrees, otherwise the spores that make up the product will germinate.
- Pour in the same skim milk. Use ready suspension only 3 hoursthen it will spoil.
Potato Zekura unpretentious in the care, it can be planted even in Siberia and in Kazakhstan. It is drought resistant. He has immunity to almost all diseases of potatoes. That is, Zekura potato is a combination of high taste and nutritional qualities, endurance and speed of ripening.