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Colette is a potato variety that produces two crops per season. This potato has nice yellow tubers, round and pleasant to the touch.
Many delicious dishes can be prepared from the Colette variety, but it is especially appreciated by the manufacturers of chips for the ability to keep its shape well, not to crack and always have a presentation.
Description of the variety
|general characteristics||an early universal variety of German breeding capable of producing 2 crops per season|
|Ripening period||50-65 days|
|Mass of marketable tubers||70-125 gr|
|The number of tubers in the bush||6-11|
|Yield||300-600 c / ha|
|Consumer qualities||excellent taste, medium digestibility, the pulp does not darken during cooking|
|Pulp color||light yellow|
|Preferred growing regions||Central, Volgo-Vyatka, North Caucasian|
|Disease resistance||susceptible to late blight by tops and tubers, resistant to golden potato cyst nematode and potato cancer|
|Growing features||watering increases yields|
|Originator||EUROPLANT PFLANZENZUCHT GMBH (Germany)|
The rind is quite bright yellow, smooth to the touch. The eyes are superficial, poorly visible. The pulp is light yellow or cream in color. The shape is round or rounded-oblong. Starch content is from 12-13% to 18%, on average 15%. Colette potatoes do not boil too much, the light flesh does not darken during cooking.
Typically, commercial tubers weigh from 65-70 to 120-130 grams. Larger tubers are found, but quite rare. The number of tubers in a bush is 6-11 pieces.
You can compare this indicator with that of other varieties using the table below:
|Variety name||The number of tubers in the bush|
|Jelly||up to 15|
|Gingerbread man||15-18 pieces|
|knapweed||up to 15|
Characteristics of Colette potatoes
The Colette variety gives the best yields in the regions: Central, Volgo-Vyatka, North Caucasian. However, it is successfully cultivated in many other regions of Russia and in neighboring countries.
Yield... We can talk about an average yield of 500 centners per hectare and more, but it is necessary to take into account the climatic conditions and the type of soil. Additional irrigation is often recommended to increase yields.
In the table below you can get acquainted with such indicators as keeping quality and yield of potatoes of different varieties:
|Variety name||Yield||Keeping quality|
|Bullfinch||180-270 c / ha||95%|
|Rosara||350-400 c / ha||97%|
|Molly||390-450 c / ha||82%|
|Luck||420-430 c / ha||88-97%|
|Latona||up to 460 c / ha||90% (assuming there is no condensation in the storage)|
|Kamensky||500-550||97% (early germination at storage temperatures above + 3 ° C)|
|Timo||up to 380 c / ha||96%, but tubers germinate early|
Taste qualities... Tastes very good. This variety is awarded the highest score on the flavor scale.
Early maturity... Rapid ripening allows for two crops per year.
Using... A table variety, excellent for the production of chips.
Storage... The keeping quality of the variety is 92%, which means that it can be stored well. For details on storing potatoes in winter, in boxes, in the refrigerator, peeled, as well as the timing, read the articles on our website.
Bush height - semi-erect bushes of medium size. Corolla of flowers - rather large flowers with a red-violet corolla are very noticeable and quite beautiful.
Leaves green with a wavy edge. Small in size.
Agrotechnics for Colette is simple. Potatoes of this variety it is recommended to germinate before planting... You also need to pay attention to crop rotation. So, the soil will be best prepared and, accordingly, the yield will be high if the Colette variety is sown after legumes, perennial grasses and winter crops.
Do not neglect watering and mulching, the former will increase yields, the latter will help fight weeds. As for fertilizers, then everything must be done wisely. Read more about when and how to fertilize potatoes, how to do it correctly when planting.
There are many different ways to grow potatoes. We have prepared for you a series of useful materials about Dutch technology, about growing potatoes in bags, in barrels and under straw.
Diseases and pests
Resistant to diseases and pests: potato cancer, golden nematode, late blight.
Caring for potatoes is not particularly difficult. For proper cultivation it is important to regularly destroy weeds and ensure a loose soil condition... Preventive measures of protection against pests and diseases significantly reduce the risk of crop damage by Alternaria, Fusarium, scab or verticillium wilting.
In addition to fertilizers, other drugs and chemicals are often used when growing potatoes.
We bring to your attention useful articles on the benefits and dangers of fungicides and herbicides.
Proper storage conditions for tubers include moderate temperatures, protection from light and dampness, and good ventilation. Colette potatoes keep wellallowing you to prepare delicious, nutritious and healthy meals until the end of the season.
Below in the table you will find links to materials about potatoes with different ripening periods:
|Mid-season||Medium early||Mid late|