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Bullfinch potatoes are a domestic variety that is often and successfully grown both in small farms and in private plots.
The variety has a good yield, demonstrates unpretentiousness to the soil and boasts a good taste.
Further in the article you will find a complete description of this potato, get acquainted with its main characteristics.
Description of the variety
|general characteristics||early table variety of Russian selection|
|Ripening period||45-50 days|
|Mass of marketable tubers||60-90 gr|
|The number of tubers in the bush||up to 15|
|Yield||180-270 c / ha|
|Consumer qualities||good taste, suitable for all dishes|
|Preferred growing regions||North, North-West, Central, Volgo-Vyatka, Central black earth, Middle Volga, Ural, East Siberian, Far East|
|Disease resistance||resistant to most diseases and late blight|
|Growing features||standard agricultural technology|
|Originator||GAU SPC Mossemprodtech potatoes|
The rounded-oval roots have a pink or red skin color. It is usually smooth and has very small eyes. White pulp contains 15 to 16 percent starch, which is slightly higher than standard norms... Boiled potatoes are semi-crumbly.
Marketable tubers grow to a mass of 60-90 grams and are distinguished by the amicability of formation, in one bush there can be up to 15 of them. Their keeping quality reaches 95 percent, even at a temperature of 2-4 degrees, which is very important for storage in Siberian regions. Read also how to store potatoes in winter, in boxes, in the refrigerator, peeled, about the timing.
You can compare the keeping quality and weight of the bullfinch tubers with others in the table below:
|Variety name||Tuber weight (g)||Keeping quality (%)|
Potatoes Bullfinch is a short plant with an erect stem, large leaves with a slightly wavy or even edge. The reddish-purple corollas are usually small.
The optimal climatic zone for growing Snegir potatoes is the North-West region. The average yield of the variety is from 180 to 271 centners per hectare... With proper care, its indicators can increase up to 350 centners.
The yields of other potato varieties in the table below:
|Lorch||250-350 c / ha|
|Hostess||180-380 c / ha|
|League||210-350 c / ha|
|Pretty boy||170-280 c / ha|
|Svitanok Kiev||up to 460 c / ha|
|Borovichok||200-250 c / ha|
|Bast||400-500 c / ha|
|American||250-420 c / ha|
|Colomba||220-420 c / ha|
|Red Fantasy||260-380 c / ha|
Potatoes are rated medium to excellent. The potato variety Bullfinch belongs to the early maturing varieties for table use.which are widely used in cooking. Ripening occurs 45-55 days after planting.
The variety tolerates dry conditions well and does not require much soil, but watering and a more fertile soil composition increases productivity. Fertilizers will help with this. When and how to make them, how to do it when planting, read the articles on our website.
It is recommended to grow it on the site where perennial grasses, winter crops, legumes, flax grew earlier. High resistance to damage, marketability reaches 85 percent... Mulching will help control weeds.
When growing potatoes, chemicals such as fungicides, herbicides and insecticides are often used for spraying.
There is a lot of controversy about the benefits and harms of their use. Read more about this in the materials of our site.
We also bring to your attention useful information about other methods of growing potatoes. Read articles on Dutch technology, under straw, in barrels and in bags.
Diseases and pests
The Bullfinch variety is moderately resistant to a number of common diseases and pests affecting potatoes:
- the causative agent of potato cancer;
- golden potato cyst nematode;
- common scab.
Weakly affected by rhizoctonia and ring rot. Late blight affects only the tops, and the tubers are quite resistant.
The combination of high taste, early ripening, good harvest preservation and resistance to diseases and pests, made the Bullfinch potato one of the most popular varieties for growing in Siberian conditions.
We also suggest that you familiarize yourself with the varieties of potatoes that have different ripening periods:
|Mid late||Medium early||Mid-season|
|Rogneda||Ivan da Shura||Desiree|