Kiwi potato is a fruitful and resistant to late blight variety that is preserved for a long time under the storage conditions of the product. Widely used in cooking, but does not stand out in taste. Potatoes have excellent resistance to pests and diseases. The description of this variety is given below.
Variety of potatoes Kiwi
Kiwi potato looks like an exotic fruit, with an interesting taste. Cooks celebrate the crumbly structure of the root, delicate skin, but it cooks for a very long time - about 40 minutes.Kiwi variety is one of the best varieties of potatoes in terms of yield
Bushes varieties of kiwi grow to 40-80 cmstem is upright. The leaves have an elongated shape, color - emerald, with a rough surface. Fruits are elongated in shape, with rounded edges. Pulp of fruits snow-white amber.
The main characteristics of the variety of kiwi such:
- bushes grow to 40-80 cm;
- stems straight;
- leaves emerald green, rough;
- elongated tuber shape, medium and large in size;
- lilac lush inflorescences;
- thin and rough skin;
- high yield;
- long cooking process potatoes - 40 minutes;
- resistance phytophthora, alternariosis, scab, rot;
- crumbly pulp structure.
What does it taste like?Boiled potatoes Qiwi variety
Potatoes are not very tasty, for an amateur, the middle of the fruit is tasteless. In cooking, such potatoes are used as a filling for pies., boiled or stewed, as well as for making salads.
Is it true that the variety is grown with GMOs?
There is an opinion: If the potato is not exposed to the Colorado potato beetle, then this is a GMO product. The reason for resistance to the pest is the presence of bio-cellulose in the plant. Potatoes are absolutely safe and do not contain GMOs.
TimingGerminated potato tubers Qiwi
In the temperate zone landing is carried out in late April - early May. The soil should be heated to 7-9 degrees.
Where to plant?
Plant on soils that are preparing for planting back in September. Be sure to plow the top layer of soil, plowing depth - 15-18 cm. It is necessary to choose places that are well warmed by sunlight, then the potato will give a high yield. The area is cleared of weeds, re-loosening.
Landing patternThe Dutch method of planting potatoes Qiwi will provide high yields
The scheme of planting plants in the Dutch way: first we plant two rows of potatoes - we make a gap - again we plant two rows - a gap. The distance between the rows should be about 70 cm. This planting will provide high yields - 2 buckets of 1 bush. A standard fit for 40 schemes for 70 and 45 for 90 gives good results. After planting the tubers do not spud, they are covered with earth on both sides.
Basic care requirements
Watering is carried out three times in the summer, the water soaks the soil 0.5 meters deep. The soil should be well soaked, so it is recommended to take care that the soil was loose before watering.To make Kiwi potatoes the most nutritious, you should use nitrogen fertilizers.
Fertilizer fertilization is also neededFor the first time you need to fertilize the soil at the beginning of the summer, then during the warming period. Then feeding is carried out with an interval of 10 days. The soil is fed with phosphorus and potassium, and nitrogen fertilizers are also used.
Diseases and pests
The kiwi potato is not affected by the Colorado potato beetle, it is frightened off by the roughness of the leaves, because of this the pest cannot lay eggs on them.Colorado potato beetle and provolochnik almost never attack young leaves and shoots of kiwi potatoes
Because of the required amount of bio-cellulose, the variety is not afraid of wireworms. Potatoes show resistance to viruses and infections.. There is no need to use prophylactic agents.
How to harvest?
The value of the variety is quite high, demonstrates a yield of 20 kg per 1 kg. Harvesting takes place in late September - early November. You can collect it only after the roots are ripe. After harvesting, the tubers are dried, then sorted, removed rotten fruit and loaded into the cellar. For storage of potatoes used a cool place.
Kiwi is highly resistant to pests, viruses and diseases. This variety is considered high-yielding, it has excellent keeping quality, it is stored for a long time in vegetable storehouses, it takes various kinds of fertilizers. The taste of potatoes is ordinary, but it is often used in cooking: baked, fried, boiled.