Potato Kurazh proved to be good. Gardeners often grow it for sale and for home use: it tastes great.
- Characteristics of the variety Courage
- Description of the bush
- Description of the fruits
- Pluses of the variety Courage
- Preparation for Planting
- Planting Rules
- Plant Care
- Diseases and Pests
Characteristics of the Variety Courage
The potato variety Courage was developed by Dutch breeders in 2007 .
The ripening period of the variety to It grows within 80-90 days. From one hectare it is possible to harvest 16-27 tons of crops. 10-15 fruits ripen under one bush.
Description of the bush
According to the description , the potato variety Courage belongs to the mid-late species of this crop.The bushes grow in different sizes. Leaves are green, large. The plant produces purple corollas.
Description of the fruit
The weight of one fruit is 100 g. The fruits are red in color, oval in shape. The skin is smooth, the eyes are medium, the flesh is yellow.
The potato boils well and tastes good. In addition to mashed potatoes and other dishes from potato, Courage get delicious chips.
Advantages of the Variety Courage
According to the description, the Courage potato has the following positive characteristics:
- high amount of starch in the fruit (almost 20%) ;
- stable immunity to many diseases, especially to potato cancer and golden nematode;
- good preservation;
- beautiful presentation;
- the ability to transport without damage;
- high taste.
Preparing for planting
Potato varieties Courage grows well if it planted in moderately acidic soils. So that the earth is not too acidic, it is diluted with wood ash. Potatoes are planted in places where perennial grasses and flax and lupine once grew.
If you plant potatoes in the middle or end of April, it will freeze. It is best planted in mid-May, when the soil and air are already well warmed up.
Planting stock is prepared in advance. Before planting, tubers are germinated. Usually they begin to do this 1.5 months before planting potatoes in the ground. The most suitable sprout length for planting is 2 cm.
The temperature of the earth at the time of planting at a depth of 10 cm should be at least 8 ° C. Before planting, the tubers are treated with a growth stimulant; usually, Epin is used for this.
When planting, the height of the ridge should be 12 cm and width 65 cm. If the ground is sandy, the fruits are planted to a depth of 10 cm, and if loamy – 8 cm. During planting in furrows or open areas between the bushes make a distance of 35 cm, and the rows are 70 cm wide.
Care for the plant
Growing potatoes Courage requires several conditions:
- A place for plant growth is chosen where there is a lot of light and there is no wind.
- When planting, fertilizers are mixed with the ground, and not thrown into holes. This is necessary so as not to damage the planting material.
- Watering is carried out, especially on hot days.
- Hilling is done as soon as the bush reaches 20-25 cm in height.
- The earth is loosened and weeded.
Before the tubers are planted in the soil, the earth is fed with organic and mineral resources. Their number depends on the composition of the soil. Basically, mineral dressings are added at 3 kg per hundred square meters for the entire cultivation period.
Potatoes of the Kurazh variety are classified as medium-sized species; one feeding is enough for the entire period. In the early stages of ripening, only half of the fertilizer is applied. This is necessary to protect potatoes from environmental damage. The second feeding is done when the bushes get stronger, but have not yet begun to bloom.
For fertilizers take urea, ammonium nitrate, potassium sulfate: they dissolve well in water and do not contain chlorine.There are complex fertilizers that contain all the necessary substances, for example, Kemira Universal.
Diseases and pests
According to the characteristic, the variety Courage well tolerates potato cancer and golden nematode, but is prone to late blight. As a prophylaxis, the fruits are germinated and treated with a growth stimulant. The tool not only accelerates the development of the plant, but also protects it from late blight.
After planting, the plots are treated with fungicides as a preventive measure. To do this, use tools such as Unomil, Ridomil and Avixil. Phytophthora spores can be found in dead stems and weeds, so you need to get rid of them as quickly as possible.
Potato Courage is a universal type that is used for sale and for industrial purposes. It has a great taste and presentation. The potato is undemanding in care and has a fairly strong immunity.