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Bellarose potatoes: high-yielding, early ripening, drought tolerant

Bellarose potatoes: high-yielding, early ripening, drought tolerant



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Potatoes are one of the most important crops grown both in small garden plots and in endless fields.

Modern potato varieties are distinguished by high yield rates, resistance to various diseases and pests, and excellent taste.

Among all the varieties, the Bellarosa variety can rightfully be distinguished, which has established itself from the very best side and is popular in many countries.

Description of the variety

Variety nameBellarosa
general characteristicsearly table variety of Finnish selection with good taste
Ripening period50-60 days
Starch content12-16%
Mass of marketable tubers120-200 gr
The number of tubers in the bush8-9
Yieldup to 320 c / ha
Consumer qualitiesgood taste, crumbly pulp
Keeping quality93%
Peel colorpink
Pulp colorlight yellow
Preferred growing regionssuitable for all types of soil, recommended for the Central Black Earth Region
Disease resistanceresistant to most diseases, including late blight
Growing featuresgermination is desirable before planting
OriginatorEUROPLANT PFLANZENZUCHT GMBH (Germany)

Root vegetable

Bellarosa is a variety of table potatoes bred by German breeders and successfully cultivated in temperate climatic zones. It is grown mainly in the vastness of Ukraine, Moldova and almost everywhere in Russia.

The main characteristic features of the Bellarosa variety, for which it is especially valuable, are:

Early maturity... Harvesting is carried out within 50-60 days after planting, and digging can be carried out as early as 45 days. In the southern regions, it is possible to harvest two crops per season: after the first harvest in the first decade of July, you can use the vacated areas for the next planting. The second collection falls on the first ten days of September.

Yield... The yield of this variety is stable and quite high - up to 20-35 tons per 1 hectare of land.

You can compare the yield and keeping quality of the variety with others using the table below:

Variety nameProductivity (kg / ha)Keeping quality (%)
Serpanok170-21594
Elmundo250-34597
Milena450-60095
League210-36093
Vector67095
Mozart200-33092
Sifra180-40094
Queen anne390-46092

Drought tolerance... Bellarosa tolerates dry weather conditions perfectly.

Unpretentiousness and undemandingness to humidity makes it possible to grow potatoes in large areas that are not equipped with an automatic irrigation system.

Demanding soil... Bellarosa grows well on all types of soils, except for heavy clay soils.

Use and taste... Table variety of potatoes. When evaluated on a five-point scale, taste corresponds to a score of "5". After heat treatment, moderate friability remains.

The taste of potatoes largely depends on the amount of starch in its tubers. In the table below you can see what this indicator is for different varieties:

Variety nameStarch content
Cast iron12-15%
Svitanok Kiev18-19%
Sheri11-15%
Artemis13-16%
Tuscany12-14%
Yanka13-18%
Purple Haze14-17%
Openwork14-16%
Desiree13-21%
Santana13-17%

Resistance to mechanical damage... Resistance is high - almost 99% of tubers remain in excellent condition when harvested.

Disease resistance... Bellarosa is indifferent to potato cancer, bacterial rot, scab, viruses, Alternaria, Fusarium, Verticillosis, golden potato cyst nematode, late blight, rhizoctonia and black leg.

Storage... This variety stands out among other early varieties for its excellent keeping quality. Early potatoes often do not last long, but Bellarosa is an exception. Storage losses reach a maximum of 6%. All this is due to the resistance to damage during collection and to disease.

Read more about timing, temperature and storage problems in additional articles on the site. And also everything about storing peeled root crops in winter, in boxes, on the balcony, in the refrigerator.

The escape

The plantings of this root vegetable differ from others in their excellent decorativeness and healthy appearance. Seedlings are uniform. Semi-erect shoots, reaching 70-75 cm in length and having strong stems. The leaves of the bush are large, succulent, closed, have a slight waviness at the edges. Inflorescences of medium size, red-violet hue. One bush gives 7-10 almost identical large tubers.

Why isn't Bellarosa blooming?

It happens that Bellarosa potatoes do not bloom>. This often leads to worries about the future harvest. Of course, the absence of flowers is a sign of disease or weakness of the plant, but not in Bellarosa.

Since these root crops are classified as ultra-early varieties, then the formation and maturation of the crop occur so quickly, that they are protected from diseases, ahead of the appearance of the Colorado potato beetle and simply do not have time to bloom.

The lack of flowering affects the quality and quantity of tubers harvested in the future minimally. Also the plant can shed flowers and buds if the ambient temperature exceeds +22 degrees (flowering occurs at + 19 ... + 22 degrees).

In addition, living creatures can visit the garden bed, which does not bring any benefit or harm. it ground beetle and potato ladybug... They can quickly eat flowers.

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Growing features

Sowing

15-21 days before the intended planting, seed potatoes must be laid out in wooden boxes in 1-2 layers or scattered indoors, keeping it in daylight and at a temperature of no more than +15 degrees until the eyes appear.

The preparation of the planting site should be carried out in the fall, and in the spring it only needs to be dug up. When sowing, it is worth considering the size of the future tubers (they are quite large!).

For the landing of Bellarosa, it is recommended to adhere to the 90 * 40 cm scheme, which means maintaining the distance between the holes 40 cm, and between the rows 90 cm. It is better to form holes for planting with a depth of 8-10 cm, then add potassium-phosphorus fertilizers, put the planting potatoes on the bottom, bury and level.

Fertilizers

Bellarosa, like other early maturing varieties, needs feeding with substances containing magnesium... This top dressing is especially important for root crops grown in sandy soils. Fertilizer can be dolomite flour, which must be applied at the rate of 50 g per 1 square meter.

Also in detail about what, how and when to feed the potatoes, how to do it correctly when planting.

Care

To obtain the maximum yield, care is needed for the potatoes. Agrotechnology is quite simple. The first and one of the most important processes is considered soil loosening and hilling. This event is being carried out to destroy weeds and break the soil crust, which forms after precipitation and prevents the soil from supplying oxygen.

Better to carry out 2-3 loosening of the soil for the entire period of growth. The first is carried out 7-8 days after planting, after 7-8 days another is carried out, and at the very beginning of the emergence of shoots. Due to its drought tolerance, Bellarosa does not require additional watering, natural precipitation is enough for it. Mulching will help control weeds.

There are many ways to grow potatoes. Some of them are suitable for harvesting for their own needs, some are applicable on a business scale. We want to share with you useful information about Dutch technology, about growing under straw, in boxes, in bags and barrels.

We also bring to your attention other varieties of potatoes with different ripening periods:

Late ripeningMedium earlyMid late
PicassoBlack PrinceBlue
Ivan da MaryaNevskyLorch
RoccoThe dark womanRyabinushka
SlavLord of the open spacesNevsky
KiwiRamosCourage
CardinalTaisiyaBeauty
AsterixBastMy lady
NikulinskyCapriceVector
DolphinSvitanok KievHostess
SifraJellyRamona


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