Breeze potatoes were bred by breeders B.S.Tolkachev, I.I.Kolyadko and co-authors in Belarus. The variety was entered in the state register of breeding achievements of Belarus in 2005, and in 2009 - in the state register of the Russian Federation. It is advised to plant it in the Northwest region.
Bushes are medium in height, semi-erect. The leaves are dark green, wide, their edges are slightly wavy. The stems are somewhat thinner than the Sante standard. The flowers are reddish purple.
The tubers are large, oval in shape, weighing 97-154 grams, according to the description.
The peel is yellowish, smooth. The tuber has a large number of eyes with medium depth. Pulp yellowish, it does not change color when cooked.
They are harvested from a hectare of plantings up to 451 centners of tubers... This is 31 quintals higher than the yield harvested when planting the Sante potato standard, according to the characteristics. In potatoes, the average starch content is 12-16%, dry matter - 20.1%, reducing sugars - 0.21%.
Presentation in 83-98% of tubers. Potato very tasty, they are poorly boiled. Tasting score - 7 points.
Potatoes can get sick with nematode, scab and late blight.
Potatoes of this variety can grow on any land and in any climatic conditions, as long as the ground is moist.
In autumn, scatter 3 kg of rotted manure per 1 m², dig up the soil to the length of the shovel.
Before planting in spring tubers 15 days germinate in the light at an air temperature of + 12-13 degrees. 3-4 days before planting, the tubers are covered with bags so that they stand a little in the dark, then the seedlings will be more friendly.
In the spring, check if the temperature of the ground at a depth of 10 cm is suitable for planting, place a regular thermometer there. For sprouted tubers, the ground temperature is +5 - 6 degrees, for non-sprouted - +8 degrees.
In the spring scatter fertilizers 1.5-2 kg of superphosphate and 3-4 kg of potassium salt per hundred square meters, re-dig. Dig holes to a depth of 10 cm, the distance between the rows should be 70 cm, between the holes - 40 cm.
Put the potatoes in the holes with their eyes up and sprinkle with soil.
If the air and soil are moist, then 70-80 days pass from germination to harvest... And with dry air and land, this process takes much longer. Therefore, it is required to water the bushes.
If there is no drought in the summer, then water it 3 times. Immediately after planting, do not water the soil, since it already contains moisture from the melted snow. But 15 days after sprouting potatoes need watering.
Water the second time when the bushes bloom, as this means that tubers have begun to grow underground. The third time is watered, depending on the state of the earth. If it is dry at a depth of 6 cm or more, then water it.
After watering, the soil is loosened and potatoes are spud each time.
Hilling protects young plants from recurrent frosts, during hilling, weeds are removed, it helps oxygen to the roots, stimulates the growth of greenery.
Top dressing is applied after watering or rain... The first time they feed is when the tops begin to grow. Pour 1 tbsp into a ten-liter bucket of water. spoon of urea. Pour 0.5 liters of solution under the bush.
The second time they feed when buds are formed, for this, 1 tbsp is poured into a ten-liter bucket of water. a spoonful of potassium sulfate and 1 tbsp. a spoonful of ash.
For the third time, when the bushes are blooming, a glass of semi-liquid mullein is poured into a ten-liter bucket and 2 tbsp. tablespoons of superphosphate granules.
Diseases that can affect potato Breeze - late blight, nematode, scab... With late blight, black, brownish-brown, purple spots begin to appear on the shoots.
When scab tubers also lose their taste, the starch content in them is greatly reduced. If you use ammonium sulfate, superphosphate as fertilizer, then the potatoes will not get scab.
From late blight make an infusion: 200 g of garlic is pounded until gruel, pour in a little water and leave for 2 days. After the infusion, add to a ten-liter bucket of water and water the potatoes. This is done 2-3 times every 10 days.
To eliminate late blight and scab, treat the bushes with Acrobat or Ridomil Gold as soon as the bushes are 15-20 cm high.
To protect against Colorado potato beetle you can use onion peel, it is poured into the holes when planting, and after planting, the ground is mulched with it. And also mustard, beans, calendula are planted in the aisles.
If you process the tubers before planting drug Tabu, then the potato is not afraid of the Colorado potato beetle, wireworm, potato flea, leafhoppers and other harmful insects.
This requires making a working solution. For 100 kg of potatoes, it is necessary to dilute 8 ml of the product in 1 liter of water.
As part of Taboo dye available, because of this, you will immediately understand which potatoes the drug did not get on.
Breeze potatoes are easy to care for, they can grow on any land and under any climate conditions, the main thing is to water it.
Potatoes are one of the indispensable products on the menu of any family. For those who have chosen Breeze potatoes for planting, the description of the variety will help to better navigate its characteristics. After that, you can start looking for seed tubers. The variety belongs to the medium early, therefore it is suitable for planting in central Russia and the northern regions. Gardeners who have already grown Breeze on their site appreciated its excellent taste and high yield.
The potato variety Breeze attracts growers with many of its positive qualities. For example, those who grew it noticed that it is distinguished by such qualities as:
There were no drawbacks in the potato variety Breeze, except for the nematode attack.
Potato Breeze well adapted to the weather conditions of different climatic zones and gives a good harvest, but, nevertheless, there are certain growing rules that must be observed.
Planting on raised soil retains moisture better, maintains an optimal thermal regime.
The Breeze potato variety has its pros and cons. Its advantages include the following factors:
The main disadvantages of this variety include the following:
This variety is grown both for sale and for long-term winter storage.
Another very early and high-yielding potato variety is Bellarosa. The variety is drought tolerant and suitable for most types of soils. The bush is tall, with reddish-purple flowers. The tuber is round-oval in shape, with a pink skin. The pulp is light yellow, with high palatability. The beautiful presentation and good keeping quality of this variety make it popular and well-sold. Bellarose potatoes are highly resistant to viruses and diseases. Productivity - 320 kg / ha and more.