Newcomer from Europe - Granada potatoes: variety description, characteristics and photos

Newcomer from Europe - Granada potatoes: variety description, characteristics and photos

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If you have tried many types of potatoes, but still haven't found that one, then you can take a look at the new promising varieties. One of these is our today's guest - Granada potatoes.

This is a recently developed European potato variety that has not yet been registered in Russia. However, it has many positive characteristics, because of which it will be useful to familiarize yourself with it now.

Potatoes Granada: variety description

Variety nameGranada
general characteristicshigh-yielding medium-late table variety of German selection
Ripening period95-110 days
Starch content10-17%
Mass of marketable tubers80-100 gr
The number of tubers in the bush10-14
Yieldup to 600 c / ha
Consumer qualitiesexcellent taste, the pulp does not darken during cooking and mechanical damage, suitable for any dishes
Keeping quality97%
Peel coloryellow
Pulp colorlight yellow
Preferred growing regionsany
Disease resistancethe variety is resistant to late blight of tops and tubers, scab, crayfish, potato nematode
Growing featuresagricultural technology is standard, responds well to fertilization
OriginatorSolana GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)

The Granada variety belongs to the mid-late potato varieties, its growing season is fully completed 90 - 110 days after the first shoots. Launched in 2015 in Germany... Granada is expected to be registered in the Russian Federation in 2017. Its phenomenal yield immediately catches the eye; on average, up to 60 tons of potatoes are obtained from one hectare of crops.

The yields of other potato varieties are shown in the table below:

Variety nameYield
Grenadaup to 600 c / ha
Santaup to 570 c / ha
Tuleyevsky400-500 c / ha
Gingerbread man450-600 c / ha
Ilyinsky180-350 c / ha
knapweed200-480 c / ha
Laura330-510 c / ha
Irbitup to 500 c / ha
Sineglazkaup to 500 c / ha
Adrettaup to 450 c / ha
Alvara295-440 c / ha

Another plus will be keeping quality, which keeps at 97%, which allows you to leave it in cellars for long-term storage.

In the table below you will find keeping rates for comparing Granada potatoes with other varieties:

Variety nameKeeping quality
Red Lady92%

The tubers are medium in size and have an oblong oval shape. The weight of one marketable tuber is 80 - 100 g, and their number under one bush varies from 10 to 14. Those who grow potatoes for sale will be pleased with the fact that the tubers of this variety have a very good presentation.

The skin is thin, smooth and has a pleasant light cream color. Her pulp is also light or light yellow, contains about 10 - 17% starch... Does not darken with heat treatment or cuts. The eyes are usually small and evenly spaced over the entire surface of the fetus. The taste and benefits of root vegetables also add popularity to the variety. Read all about the properties of potatoes: what is the danger of solanine, is it possible to eat raw potatoes, why do they drink potato juice and eat sprouts.

The bushes of the variety cannot boast of height and belong to the intermediate type. Mostly they are short, although in some cases they grow to medium size. The leaves of Granada are also small and have a light green color. During flowering, the tops of the bushes are covered with flowers with white corollas.

Characteristics and features of cultivation

Many western farmers and experts note the excellent taste of this variety and rate them at 4.8 points out of 5 possible. Due to the sufficient amount of starch in the potato, it does not boil and does not darken. The tubers of this plant can be used to prepare almost any homemade meal.

As for the peculiarities of planting and care, in general we can say that Granada potatoes are not too whimsical. Seed potatoes of the Granada variety can be started from the fall; large tubers from the best bushes are best suited.

This will subsequently provide a more plentiful and better harvest.... Selected tubers are placed in wooden boxes and covered with earth mixed with peat (tubers should be immersed about two-thirds of the depth of the box).

The resulting seedlings are covered with foil and left in a well-lit place with a temperature of about 12-14 ° C. Sprouts begin to appear within two to three weeks. No more than two sprouts should be taken from one sprouted tuber. Chances are high that all subsequent ones will be weak and give a poor harvest.

Disembarkation is carried out in late April or early May... By that time, the soil should have already warmed up to ~ 8 ° C, and all frosts will be left behind.

Gaps of 70 cm should be made between the rows of potatoes, this will provide your plants with air, lighting and make it easier for you to perform hilling. In the rows themselves, a distance of 25 - 30 cm should be observed between the planting material. Mulching the row spacing will help in the fight against weeds and maintain the correct microclimate.

IMPORTANT! Depending on the type of soil, the planting material is buried at different depths. If your beds are surrounded by clay soil, then the digging depth should not exceed 5 cm.If you plant seedlings in loose soil, then it is buried to a depth of about 10 - 12 cm.

Agrotechnology is not difficult and the subsequent care of the plant will require you to perform several basic procedures:

  • Never forget about hilling, it stimulates the formation of underground shoots, and also protects immature shoots from the still not too warm spring weather.
  • Granada tolerates drought well and therefore does not need abundant watering. If you live in regions with frequent precipitation, then until flowering your plants will not need manual watering. In the southern regions, watering should be carried out every 10 days.
  • As a top dressing, it is best to use bird droppings and a mixture of urea, sulfate and superphosphate. The first fertilizers are introduced into the soil one month after planting.

A photo

See below: potato variety Granada photo

Diseases and pests

This plant as a whole has an excellent immune system that protects it from: potato cancer, scab and golden nematodes, phytophthora, and also prevents leaf curling and rotting of tubers.

However, Granada has little protection against fusarium wilting, which has the unpleasant property of spreading rapidly. When this disease is affected, the leaves begin to acquire an unhealthy light color, and the stems, on the contrary, turn brown. After a few days, the entire plant begins to wilt. In the fight against this scourge, it can help:

  • Compliance with the rules of crop rotation;
  • Timely destruction of all infected plants;
  • Pre-planting treatment of seed tubers with solutions of salts of microelements boron, manganese and copper;
  • Chemical preparations "Maxim" and "Baktofit" have proven themselves well.

As for pests, mostly gardeners have to deal with the Colorado potato beetle and its larvae, bears and wireworms, potato moths and aphids.

We have prepared a whole series of articles about the fight against them.:

  1. How to get rid of a wireworm in your garden.
  2. What to use against the bear: folk drugs and chemistry.
  3. We destroy the potato moth: methods 1 and methods 2.
  4. Fighting the Colorado potato beetle - folk remedies and chemicals:
    • Aktara.
    • Regent.
    • Corado.
    • Prestige.

It is already becoming obvious that Granada is a premium potato and it will undoubtedly compete with all the popular varieties in our country. The number of its pluses significantly exceeds the number of minuses, so that many gardeners are already waiting for its official registration in our country, especially since it has long been very popular in other countries.

Watch the video: what the potato variety Granada looks like

We bring to your attention a series of interesting and informative materials about a variety of methods of growing potatoes: Dutch technologies and growing of early varieties, methods under straw, in barrels, in bags, in boxes.

We also offer you to familiarize yourself with other varieties of potatoes that have different ripening periods:

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LasunokRed FantasyVeneta
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Watch the video: How to Choose the Best Potatoes to Grow in Your Garden (June 2022).


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