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The Cardinal potato variety is intended primarily for home use. It boasts a large amount of vitamins and minerals found in root vegetables.
This potato has a consistently high yield. Resistant to pests and diseases. Endures any weather conditions.
Cardinal potatoes of the Netherlands selection.
Has become widespread and known throughout the world. Grows in Holland, India, Australia, China, Germany, Austria. Grown in Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan.
In the Russian Federation, the variety can be found in the Moscow, Vladimir, Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Kaluga, Ivanovo regions. Since the variety perfectly tolerates drought, it is actively cultivated in the south of the country..
Most of the landings are in the Krasnodar Territory. The subspecies tolerates hot, dry summers well. Resistant to unfavorable growing conditions. Favorably relates to pressure drops, strong winds, spring frosts.
Cardinal potatoes: variety description
|general characteristics||boasts a large amount of vitamins and minerals|
|Ripening period||110-120 days|
|Mass of marketable tubers||65-110 gr|
|The number of tubers in the bush||6-11|
|Yield||up to 300 c / ha|
|Consumer qualities||good taste|
|Preferred growing regions||any|
|Disease resistance||Has a high resistance to viruses and major diseases|
|Growing features||standard agricultural technology|
Bushes are tall, erect. They have a large number of leaves. The leaves are elongated, emerald, with a jagged edge. They have a smooth glossy surface. Corollas are claret-lilac. The anthocyanin color is medium. The subspecies has a long growing season. Therefore, the structure of the crop consists of small and medium fractions of fruits.
The tubers are elongated, with rounded edges. The eyes are shallow, superficial. The peel is even, smooth. Has a pink tint. The pulp is light, beige and amber. Starch content ranges from 14-16%.
You can compare this indicator with other varieties using the data in the table below:
|Variety name||Starch content|
The Cardinal potato variety is a late-ripening potato. From the first shoots to technical ripeness, 110-120 days pass. Differs in high stable yield... Up to 300 centners of fruits are harvested from 1 hectare.
In good years, 350 quintals can be harvested. The tubers have good keeping quality. In cool vegetable stores, they are stored for 4-7 months. The recommended storage temperature ranges from 1-4 ° C.
You can see the keeping quality indicators for other varieties in the table below:
|Variety name||Keeping quality|
|Timo||96%, but tubers germinate early|
The fruits have an excellent presentation... But this variety does not have much production value. Sold in private markets only. Recommended for home use. It has an excellent taste. Is a table variety... Suitable for preparing first and second courses. Can be used to make French fries and chips. The fruits are not boiled.
Cardinal potatoes that do not cause allergic reactions. The variety is suitable for making juice. Such a product reduces acidity, normalizes the gastrointestinal tract, normalizes stool, eliminates sharp pains in the intestines and stomach.
Anti-inflammatory... Recommended for consumption by people with ulcers, gastritis, abnormal acidity, duodenal disease. Read also about other properties of potatoes: why raw potatoes are useful, why do people eat sprouts, and what is the danger of solanine.
In the photo: Cardinal potato variety
Variety intended for outdoor cultivation... Potatoes are planted in early May. Recommended planting scheme: 35x70 cm. But it is worth considering that the more space remains between the bushes, the higher the yield will be.
When planted at 40x90 cm with good care, the yield almost doubles. The sowing depth should not be more than 8-10 cm. Planting material of this variety should be placed after winter crops, annual grasses, lupine, flax. The soil must be loosened periodically..
In solid ground, the root system of the plant develops very poorly. Weeds should be removed near bushes. Weed crops take all the necessary minerals for themselves.
Agrotechnical techniques that are used when growing potatoes:
Is it necessary for potatoes, how to produce it - manually or with a walk-behind tractor, is it possible to get a crop without weeding and hilling.
When and how to apply, how to feed and how to do it when planting, what are the best fertilizing and what are the benefits of mineral fertilizing.
Diseases and pests
It has high resistance to viruses and major diseases... Highly resistant to nematodes, cancer. It has an average resistance to common scab, rhizoctonia.
Of the pests, it is susceptible to attack by caterpillars of butterfly scoops. Such insects damage both the tops and the fruits themselves. During the growing season, they can penetrate the stem. In the branches of the bushes, they gnaw small tunnels.
Then the scoops move to the tubers. Pests cause the multiplication of microorganisms that cause rotting. They cause irreparable damage. To get rid of the pest, you can use the chemicals "Cymbush" and "Decis".
The Cardinal potato variety is known to amateur gardeners for its amazing drought tolerance. Grown in the open field. Possesses excellent keeping quality. Has an excellent taste. Does not boil over. Recommended for use by people with diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Watch the video: a way to grow a good harvest of potatoes
Below in the table you will find links to articles on potato varieties ripening at different times:
|Mid late||Medium early||Late ripening|
|Courage||The dark woman||Cardinal|
|Ryabinushka||Lord of the open spaces||Kiwi|
|Lasunok||Bast||Ivan da Marya|