Delicious potatoes "Gypsy": description of the variety and photo of the beauty in purple

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"Gypsy" is an original variety with a violet-blue skin and very delicate, delicious pulp, ideal for baking. Potatoes sell well, they are used in restaurant or home kitchens, they are grown for themselves and for sale.

In this article you will find comprehensive information about the "Gypsy" potato - a description of the variety, photos and characteristics. And also get acquainted with the peculiarities of growing, find out what diseases can lie in wait for planting and how to protect them from pests.

Potatoes "Gypsy": variety description and photo

Variety nameGypsy
general characteristicspopular popular potato with purple skin and delicate flesh
Ripening period70-90 days
Starch content12-14%
Mass of marketable tubers100-130 gr
The number of tubers in the bush6-14
Yieldup to 250 c / ha
Consumer qualitiesexcellent taste and high trace element content
Keeping quality92%
Peel colorpurple
Pulp colorwhite or cream, possibly purple streaks
Preferred growing regionszones with continental and temperate climates
Disease resistanceresistant to potato crayfish, scab, gray mold
Growing featuresrequires nutritious soil and constant moisture
Originatorbreeder's name and first crop year unknown

The main characteristics of the potato variety "Gypsy":

  • tubers are large, weighing from 100 to 130 g;
  • round-oval shape;
  • the tubers are neat, smooth, without bumps and potholes;
  • the peel is bluish-purple, uniform, thin, glossy;
  • eyes superficial, small, few in number, uncolored;
  • the cut flesh is white or creamy;
  • the starch content is average, ranging from 12 to 14%;
  • high content of protein, vitamins, iodine and other valuable microelements.

The "Tsyganochka" potato variety is classified as early or mid-early, depending on the climatic zone. The variety got its name for original purple rind shade... The delicate white flesh creates a beautiful contrast and makes the tubers ideal for cooking. The yield is good, reaching 250 centners per hectare.

In the table below, we have collected several important characteristics of different varieties of potatoes so that you can compare them with Gypsy:

Variety nameProductivity (kg / ha)Keeping quality (%)
Gypsyup to 25092
Blue Danube100-20095

However, the tubers are not aligned in weight, large potatoes and small items are tied under one bush. The appearance and quality of root crops is strongly influenced by soil fertility, air temperature, and watering.

In the table below you will find information about the mass of tubers in other potato varieties:

Variety nameMarketable weight of tubers (g)
Svitanok Kiev90-120

The peculiarity of the variety is a very thin and delicate peel. It makes mechanical cleaning difficult, tubers are quickly damaged when harvested by a combine... This reduces the value of the variety for large farms. But in small fields, potatoes grow and are harvested without problems, delighting farmers and amateur gardeners with excellent taste. Undamaged potatoes are perfectly stored, do not wither or dry out. Long transportation does not tolerate well.

Bushes are not too tall, compact, not spreading... The formation of green mass is average. The leaves are medium-sized, dark green, with slightly wavy edges and clearly marked veins. Stems are dark, with a bluish tint. Bright blue large flowers are collected in small corollas, berries are rarely tied. The root system is well developed.

Plants resistant to many dangerous diseases: potato crayfish, common scab, gray rot, various viruses: Alternaria, Fusarium, Verticillosis. Good resistance to late blight. Possible defeat by the Colorado potato beetle.

"Gypsy" is a very tasty potato, recommended for dietary and baby food.

The pulp is tender, delicate, with a rich, not watery taste. Thin, soft skin is rich in iodine and vitamins. The white or creamy flesh does not darken when cut; during cooking, the potatoes retain a delicate consistency, but do not boil over. Suitable for baking, preparing beautiful side dishes or salads.

Here are some more photos of Gypsy potatoes:


"Gypsy" is a variety of national selection, the prototype for which was the famous Dutch hybrids Black Baron and Blue Danube. The variety is not included in the State Register; potatoes are widespread in Russia and Ukraine. Not suitable for industrial cultivation, as it suffers greatly during mechanical cleaning. It is more often planted on small farms, as well as in personal subsidiary plots.

It is preferable to grow Gypsy potatoes in regions with a temperate or continental climate.

Advantages and disadvantages

The main advantages of the variety include:

  • high taste of tubers;
  • early maturation;
  • good yield;
  • unusual blue-purple hue of the peel;
  • resistance to major diseases.

There are practically no disadvantages of the variety. A feature can be considered exactingness to soil nutrition and moderate moisture.

One more problem - too thin skin, which makes it easier to cut tubers, but excludes the use of the combine when harvesting.

Growing features

As for agricultural technology, then for planting the largest tubers are selected, not damaged by pests, collected from large, healthy bushes... Planting non-marketable fines greatly reduces the yield, potatoes can degenerate.

Before planting, the tubers are pickled, dried, treated with growth stimulants. After that, they are laid out in the light for germination. The sprouts appear together, giving the ability to plant not whole tubers, but segments with eyes... Root crops are cut with a disinfected knife just before planting.

The potato soil should warm up well. The ideal temperature is 12 degrees. The soil is carefully loosened, choosing the remains of plants, humus and wood ash are laid out in the holes. Bushes are placed at a distance of 30-35 cm, leaving a row spacing of 70 cm.

During growing potatoes spud at least 2 times, forming high ridges... Dosed watering is useful, it significantly improves productivity. Feeding with a mineral complex or organic matter is possible, but no more than 1 time per season.

Mulching can be used to control weeds.

It is recommended to cut off all the tops a week before the start of harvesting, this will allow the tubers to gain weight, as well as accumulate useful substances. Potatoes should not be allowed to lie in the ground it is better to remove it a little earlier. This approach will help to avoid diseases (for example, late blight).

Diseases and pests

The "Gypsy" variety is insensitive to many dangerous diseases: potato crayfish, common scab, and various viruses. Sufficiently resistant to late blight, rarely affected by gray rot. For prevention, it is necessary to pickle the tubers with fungicides before planting and spill the soil with disinfectant solutions.

It is advisable to change the planting site once every 2-3 years, this will prevent unpleasant diseases and strengthen the immunity of plants.

Ideal precursors for potatoes are phacelia, oil radish, legumes or cabbage. These crops will saturate the soil with useful trace elements, prevent the appearance of infections typical of nightshades.

Like many blue-skinned varieties, Gypsy is often attacked by Colorado beetles or click beetles. The former spoil the tops, the larvae of the latter (wireworm) attack the tubers, making moves in them and reducing the commercial quality of the root crops.

To get rid of insect pests will help pre-planting soil treatment, as well as spraying the bushes with insecticides. Application possible non-toxic bio-preparations, they are especially needed during the formation of tubers. It is often recommended to use herbicides and fungicides for the best yield.

As already mentioned, potato plantings are usually threatened by such a common pest as the Colorado potato beetle.

On our website you will find all the necessary information about ways to combat it.

"Gypsy" is an interesting and promising variety, which is best grown on farms or on personal subsidiary plots.

With proper care, the tubers will turn out to be very beautiful, they will be stored for a long time. Seed material is not subject to degeneration, it can be collected from year to year on your own plot.

On our site you will find a lot of useful information about the methods of growing potatoes: Dutch technology, under straw, in bags, in barrels, in boxes. And also how to grow early varieties correctly, how to get a good harvest without weeding and hilling.

We also suggest that you familiarize yourself with other varieties of potatoes with different ripening periods:

Late ripeningEarly ripeSuperearly
Ivan da MaryaArosaVeneta

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