Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Potatoes are the most widely grown crop and the most popular among vegetables, native to South America. The Russians were able to learn about him, thanks to Peter I, who contributed to his appearance in our country. At first, the vegetable did not come to taste, but gradually unusual delicacies from it became a favorite delicacy of the nobles. Today, no family can imagine their daily and festive menu without delicious varied dishes, the basis of which is potatoes. It is boiled, fried, baked, stuffed, mashed. The vegetable goes well with fish, meat and any other products, although it is also very tasty on its own.
Tubers are round, elongated, pear-shaped, the size of a walnut and reaching a weight of up to half a kilogram, the peel is white, pink, purple, sandy, the pulp is snowy, creamy or yellow. Useful properties are due to the presence of amino acids and minerals in the composition. Potatoes lower cholesterol levels and are included in diets designed for people with gastrointestinal diseases. It neutralizes the action of acids, therefore it is recommended for developing a menu for those suffering from gout, arthritis and arthrosis. The vegetable is actively used in the treatment of colds, using decoctions and making compresses. The raw pulp is applied to burns and wounds, as it has powerful healing and soothing effects.
There are a lot of potato varieties. But not everyone is universal and suitable for sowing in all climatic zones of the country. Our rating contains 12 best varieties of different ripening periods, which are ideal for planting in central Russia. The selection took into account the opinion of professionals and the reviews of ordinary summer residents.
- Rating of the best potato varieties for the middle lane
- The best early potato varieties for the middle lane
- Red Scarlet
- The best mid-season potatoes for the middle lane
- The best late potato varieties for the middle lane
Rating of the best potato varieties for the middle lane
|The best early potato varieties for the middle lane||1||Rosara||5.0|
|The best mid-season potatoes for the middle lane||1||Adretta||5.0|
|The best late potato varieties for the middle lane||1||Lorch||5.0|
The best early potato varieties for the middle lane
The leader among early maturing varieties is the result of German breeding, which is ideal for growing in the middle lane. Its yield does not depend on weather conditions. Stably every year, up to 18-20 selected tubers are harvested from one plant, and 500 kg or more from 1 hundred parts. Bushiness is semi-spreading, medium. The tubers are oval and regular. The peculiarity of the variety is that all root crops are of the same size, as if they had passed the calibration. The eyes are shallow, less pronounced. The peel is thin from pink-red to coral. The pulp is yellow.
'Rosara' is one of the few varieties that is resistant to all types of diseases. In addition, he is not afraid of either dry weather or prolonged waterlogging. Planting soils can be of any type. Keeping quality is high, without decay. Marketability is 99%.
According to the reviews, the taste is excellent. Potatoes are used for cooking, frying and in salads. The variety does not require frequent renewal of planting material. Productivity is stable up to 5 years.
- perfect smooth tubers;
- low starch content;
- immunity to all diseases;
- ecological plasticity;
- high shelf life.
- not detected.
The second nominee of the rating is the favorite of many summer residents of the Urals and the Central European part of the country. This high-quality variety was bred by German scientists. It is distinguished by its early ripening and high yield. The growing season is up to 50 days. From 1 bush you can get 1.5 kg of selected potatoes, from 1 weave – 330-400 kg. Oval, lined tubers with few, not pronounced eyes, covered with a thin pink or pale red skin. On average, their weight is 100-200 g, but there are also giant specimens up to 800 g.
The pulp is light yellow, loose. Potatoes are great for boiling, especially for mashed potatoes. Although other dishes are not inferior in quality. The variety perfectly tolerates temperature extremes, dry and rainy summers. It is highly resistant to nematodes, late blight, scab, viruses. Keeping quality is high. Does not rot during storage.
The bush is tall, spreading, with large purple flowers and very large leaves. Potatoes yield good yields when planted in all types of soil. He is not picky about the acidity and quality of the soil. Gardeners, who have long chosen this variety as a priority, advise it to those who have not yet tried it in business.
- a proven variety for years;
- very early maturation;
- resistant to low temperatures;
- high taste properties;
- immune to disease.
- not detected.
The third place in the rating is taken by the variety bred by Russian breeders. It has a high yield even in unfavorable seasons for the growing season. Up to 500 kg of tubers with a light sandy thin skin and snow-white pulp are collected from 1 hundredth. On 1 bush, up to 20 ripens, the average weight of which ranges from 150 to 200 g. 'Luck' is widespread not only in the middle lane, but also in the Far East.
The variety is highly resistant to pests and diseases: late blight, wet and dry rot, common scab, black leg, rhizoctonia, mosaic viruses. It withstands all the vagaries of the weather, including drought and lingering showers. As summer residents note, the culture is stored for a long time, is resistant to mechanical stress, and does not rot. Potatoes have a delicate taste, do not boil over, they are used for all types of dishes.
The bushiness of the variety is medium, spreading. starch content – 12%. It is recommended to start planting when the soil warms up well.
- consistently high yield;
- weakly expressed eyes;
- adaptation to extreme weather conditions;
- for all types of soil:
- resistant to most diseases.
- susceptible to nematodes.
The fourth nominee in this category of the rating is the pride of Dutch breeders, which has perfectly adapted in central Russia, as well as in the southern and West Siberian regions. Its difference is small, compact, undersized bushes, from which 15-20 tubers are harvested. On one hundred square meters, up to 400 kg of even oblong root crops with an average weight of 80 g ripens. The peel is from pale blue to bluish lilac. The pulp is yellow, firm. The eyes are insignificant, shallow.
The variety proved to be excellent for frying and cooking fries. The taste is good. It is resistant to drought, immune to nematodes, scab, cancer, viruses, and requires minimal protection from infections.
Summer residents rate the high-quality variety as 'excellent'. It combines all the qualities that are appreciated when choosing potatoes: high yield, keeping quality and taste. The plant has shown itself well even in unfavorable seasons for the growing season. It is chosen by fast food manufacturers because of the best frying performance. The variety is included in the State Register of the Russian Federation.
- even identical tubers;
- high yield from 1 bush;
- good immunity;
- resistant to drought and heat;
- long shelf life.
- unstable against late blight.
The best mid-season potatoes for the middle lane
The first in this category of the rating is the variety of German breeding, which is ideally adapted to the conditions of the middle zone of our country. Bred more than two decades ago, it is still considered one of the best, ahead of other varieties in terms of its taste. The average starch content gives a delicate crumbly consistency when boiled. Potatoes are suitable for all kinds of dishes. Its exquisite taste has been loved by gourmets, and today it is the best table variety with yellow flesh.
The bush of the plant is large, erect. Tubers are oval, even. The peel is rough, sandy yellow. The eyes are small, few in number. One root crop weighs on average 130 g. The maximum yield is 450 kg from 1 are. 'Adretta' has gained popularity both among summer residents and among farmers, as it is completely unpretentious, gives a stable harvest on all types of soil and under different weather conditions.
Another advantage is good keeping quality. Potatoes are stored until the end of spring with minimal spoilage. Even when frozen, it does not acquire an unpleasant characteristic sweetish taste.
- high commercial qualities;
- great taste;
- resistance to viral diseases;
- adaptability to any conditions;
- unpretentious care.
- not detected.
In second place in the ranking is the result of domestic breeding, which is considered one of the most popular varieties among summer residents and farmers. It was launched in 1976 and is still not inferior to many new products in terms of its high performance. According to statistics, about 26% of the agricultural land allocated for potatoes is allocated to this particular variety. The yield from 1 hundred parts reaches 600 kg. Up to 15 tubers weighing 100-130 g are harvested from one bush. They are even, oval with a smooth thin skin. The pulp is snow-white. The eyes are red, few in number, not deepened.
The variety is universal and recommended for planting in all regions of the country. It has a high immunity to diseases, reacts normally to unfavorable weather changes, and is suitable for seedlings in all types of soil. The crop is drought-resistant, thanks to its powerful root system. She normally tolerates mechanical stress during harvesting, is not subject to bacterial and fungal diseases. During particularly hot periods, the leaves are rolled into tubes to reduce moisture evaporation.
The taste of potatoes is very delicate. It does not boil soft, keeps its shape, is well cleaned and washed. The low starch content leads to the fact that the peeled roots do not darken for a long time. Marketability – 95%. The tubers are stored until spring.
- universal grade;
- high productivity;
- resistant to drought and heat;
- does not darken after cleaning;
- not susceptible to disease.
- early germination of tubers.
Our experts gave the third place in the rating to a high-quality variety developed in our country, which is popularly called 'Krasnoglazka'. It is distinguished by high bushiness and large, bright green leaves. The yield is 390-416 kg per one hundred square meters. From one bush, 25 compactly located root crops are harvested, in some years this figure reached 40. Tubers are oval, medium in size. The peel is pink-brown. The eyes are small, reddish. The pulp is creamy.
Table variety with excellent taste characteristics. Potatoes are good for mashed potatoes. Does not darken after cutting. Due to the smooth and even tubers, they are very easy to peel. 'Aurora' has a high immunity to cancer, nematodes and late blight. It adapts to all weather conditions, which ensures a stable yield even in a difficult growing season.
Keeping quality is high. Potatoes do not rot, they lie until spring. It tolerates machining well. When damaged, it is not susceptible to fungal or bacterial infections.
- high-quality variety;
- smooth tubers of the same size;
- drought resistance;
- excellent taste.
- good immunity to diseases;
- not detected.
The fourth nominee in this rating category is a Russian variety with good commercial characteristics. Its selection took place for 10 years. Depending on the weather and leaving, an average of 300-400 kg of potatoes are harvested from one hundred square meters. Under maximum favorable conditions, this figure is 500 kg. The bushes are low-spreading, medium-sized. Tubers are oblong, with a sandy skin and yellow flesh. The eyes are shallow, few in number. The average weight of root crops is 150-250 g, but they can reach half a kilo.
The taste is excellent. By this indicator, it has bypassed many well-known varieties. Potatoes are suitable for all types of processing. It is chosen for making mashed potatoes, salads, soups, fast food. The variety has good immunity to diseases. It is adapted to any natural conditions. He is not afraid of drought, high humidity, temperature drops.
Potatoes keep well, do not rot. It is unpretentious to the soil, does not require feeding. According to the reviews of summer residents of the middle lane, this is one of the best universal varieties with a high yield.
- excellent productivity;
- high immunity to infections;
- suitable for all types of dishes;
- unpretentious to soil and weather;
- long-term storage.
- weakly resistant to nematodes.
The best late potato varieties for the middle lane
A worthy leader of our rating is a table variety bred by the famous Soviet breeder A.G. Lorkh in 1922. It is known to every vegetable grower in our country and is loved by many summer residents and farmers because of its ecological plasticity, high taste and preservation qualities, immunity from diseases, viruses and pests. Bushes are high, erect. Tubers are oval, elongated, weighing 100-115 g. 9-11 pieces are formed in one nest. 300-350 kg are stably collected from one hundred square meters. With a favorable season – 400 kg. The peel is smooth, the flesh is white.
The variety is universal, recommended for all types of culinary processing. It is used commercially to make starch. Tubers are easily peeled from the skin, do not darken when cutting. Keeping quality is high. Potatoes are not susceptible to mechanical stress, they are stored until summer. It is not picky about soils, does not need special care.
Due to their age, potatoes have taken root not only in the middle lane. It is grown in various climatic zones of our country. It is also popular with European farmers.
- even, smooth tubers;
- long rest time;
- used for industrial purposes;
- not afraid of bad weather conditions;
- resistance to viruses, bacteria and fungi.
- not detected.
On the second line of the rating is Dutch breeding potatoes, which are distinguished by their high taste characteristics and yield, for which they were singled out among other elite varieties of late ripening. It is widely used by the manufacturers of chips and french fries, as it does not lose its shape and does not darken during cooking. The variety tolerates mechanical harvesting well, therefore it is suitable for seedlings in agricultural areas. Harvesting takes place on day 130, although the first digging can be done on day 100.
The plant is compact, erect, with a moderate amount of foliage. 8-12 root crops weighing 60-110 g are harvested from 1 bush. They are elongated oval and even in shape. The rind is bright red, rough to the touch. The eyes are few and shallow. The pulp is pale yellow. The variety is adapted for all types of soils, does not require additional fertilization.
The culture is characterized by a long maturation period. The harvest is stored until late spring without the appearance of seedlings. Potatoes are resistant to mechanical stress, due to impacts, dark spots on the surface are not formed.
- the best variety for frying;
- high commercial quality of tubers;
- immunity to viruses and diseases;
- excellent keeping quality;
- drought tolerance.
- not detected.
The third place in the ranking is occupied by the variety obtained as a result of crossing Dutch and Polish crops by Belarusian breeders. The plant is erect, low, slightly spreading, multi-tuberous. The number of root crops is on average 25, but often 35-40 pieces or more are observed. They are rounded oval, even. The eyes are insignificant. The peel is red, the flesh is light yellow. Thanks to the smooth surface, the soil is easily separated during harvesting, and peeling is also effortless.
A table variety with excellent taste. It is designed for all types of processing. Potatoes are used industrially for the production of chips, starch, and fast food. When cutting, the pulp does not darken. During boiling and frying, the shape is preserved without boiling or decaying. Large lumps do not appear in the puree. According to reviews, many summer residents grow a culture for making pancakes and pancakes.
Tuber weight is 90-140 g. Marketability reaches 96%. The variety is perfectly stored until summer; it does not taste sweet when it freezes. It is highly resistant to nematodes, cancer, blackleg and late blight. The Colorado potato beetle chooses other crops, is indifferent to 'Zhuravinka'.
- long storage period;
- resistance to major viruses and diseases;
- does not interest the Colorado potato beetle;
- high taste characteristics.
- sensitive to lack of moisture.
The ranking is completed by a late variety of table destination, bred by scientists from the Netherlands. In 1995 it was included in the State Register of the Russian Federation. The name was given to him because of the unusual color scheme. The growing season is 120 days. Tubers are oval, large. Up to 20 pieces are collected from one bush, up to 320 kg from one hundred square meters. The peel is even, smooth, with few shallow eyes. The pulp is creamy. The taste is very delicate. Potatoes do not fall apart during cooking, suitable for salads, soups, mashed potatoes. Due to the low starch content, it does not darken during cutting.
The variety is unpretentious, equally well adapted to waterlogging and drought. It does not require additional fertilizing, it feels great in all types of soils. Keeping quality is higher than standard and amounts to 90%. Potatoes are stored until late spring without rotting and sprouting. The culture has a high immunity to cancer, scab, nematodes, viruses.
The variety fell in love with many summer residents because of the attractive appearance of even and smooth tubers. He feels great in poor, slightly moist soils. Bushes are small, medium spreading. Root crops are compactly located for easy harvesting.
- interesting appearance;
- suitable for all types of culinary processing;
- high marketability;
- immunity to most diseases;
- low starchiness.
- weakly resistant to late blight.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.