A lot of potatoes are traditionally grown in our country. Usually, seed potatoes are not bought, but tubers are planted that have not been eaten from the last harvest. When choosing new varieties, I would advise you to pay attention to the Rosar variety of potatoes. It captivates already by the fact that it has a pink color, similar to the potatoes that were grown when we were little, and there were no yellow potatoes yet.
- The experience of gardeners to increase the yield of Rosary
- Gardeners reviews
But of course, color is not the main advantage of this potato. It belongs to the early maturing varieties. The tubers will be ready for use within 65-70 days after germination. The Rosara potato variety was bred by German breeders.
Its advantages include a high yield (15-20 tubers in one bush), not depending on the vagaries of the weather, resistance to potato nematodes and cancer, late blight and scab is weakly affected.
Tubers are smooth, oblong-oval, weighing up to 150 grams. The middle of the tuber is yellow, the eyes are small. A medium-sized bush, erect, spreading with red-violet flowers.
This potato has excellent taste and is poorly boiled, since it contains only 12-16% starch. It is also stored for a long time and perfectly transported. Does not reduce the yield for 4-5 years, which means that this is how much time you can not renew the seed fund. It can be grown in various climatic conditions.
The experience of gardeners to increase the yield of Rosary
Since the variety has been brought to us for several years, it is productively used by farms in Ukraine, Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. It became interesting to me to find out the reviews of private traders about him, so there was a desire to share their experience in increasing the yield.
According to reviews, 12-15 tubers are usually taken from a bush. But there is evidence of an increase in yield of up to 25 tubers. This is the experience of growing "on straw". The same result was obtained with the no-till-ridge planting with the addition of sawdust and straw. Both methods are somewhat similar, but let's focus on the latter.
Here, autumn cutting of ridges with a height of 25 cm is used, with an inter-ridge distance of about 80 cm. In the spring, after warming up the soil, an organic litter is laid in the inter-ridge depressions and Rosara is planted. With this method, the tubers can be planted in the 20th of April directly on the litter. Early planting allows maximum use of winter-spring moisture reserves, strengthens the roots, contributes to the formation of good, powerful tops, which will be good protection from the sun in summer. In summer, during hilling, ridges are formed in the aisle, and next year they will change places. The main thing is to try to make the rows as straight as possible.
The composition of the litter plays a significant role in obtaining an increase in yield. It is prepared from dry chopped grass, rotted sawdust with the addition of ash accumulated over the winter. The semi-matured straw bedding also increases the yield. Organic litter serves a dual role: decomposing organic matter provides nutrition and also warms the shoots at low spring temperatures.
It is necessary to carefully monitor the seedlings. To prevent them from being caught by the frost, on May 5-10 they are sprinkled with a layer of earth about 5 cm. The second powder is also made with a hoe in early June. The second time, it is better to use dry humus or mature compost for dusting. Then the tops will throw it off by itself, and, rising, mix it with the ground.
Further, the care of Rosary is no different from the generally accepted one, only when digging the ridges are not leveled. After collecting the potatoes, the cavities between the ridges are cleared and legumes are sown there. For example, peas from August to September have time to yield a harvest. You can also sow radishes, because this is a "short day" culture, it will grow well by the end of September. You can also sow any annual crops, you just need to make sure that they do not have time to sow. Then all the green biomass for your bedding will grow right at the planting site and you will not need to drag it from place to place. It just remains to add sawdust and ash in the spring.
- Since Rosar's potatoes are ripe by August, some complain that there is not enough time for harvesting, they are reducing planting in favor of mid-season varieties.
- Rosar is less suitable for cooking than roasting.
- A larger yield was obtained when planting tubers from 50 g.
- The yield is consistently high.
- Excellent keeping quality.
We can safely conclude that the Rosara variety has shown excellent results not only on farmlands, but also on amateur farms. Purposeful owners are more and more inventing interesting agricultural techniques and getting an increase in yield. Which cultivar and farming methods will you choose?