Zhuravinka potatoes: a late variety for the middle lane, receiving good reviews


Among the numerous and varied varieties of potatoes, you always want to choose the most delicious, the most productive, with a long shelf life and good resistance to diseases. And these are not only dreams. One of the varieties that requires minimal maintenance is potatoes with the affectionate name Zhuravinka. Judging by the photos, reviews and descriptions of vegetable growers, this choice met their expectations.

Description of the Zhuravinka variety and photo of the fruits

The plant is of medium height (40-50 cm), rather compact due to erect shoots. The leaves are small, rounded, slightly wavy along the edge, dense. The corolla of the flower is red-violet.

The tubers are round or oblong-oval. The average length of the fruit is 8 cm, weight is 90–150 g. The peel is of medium thickness, slightly rough, the flesh is light yellow, sometimes creamy. It boils well when cooked.

The variety was bred at the Belarusian Research Institute of Potato Growing. Included in the State Register of Russia in 2005, zoned for the Volgo-Vyatka, North-West and Central regions. It is also successfully grown in the southern regions.

The yellow pulp of Zhuravinka potatoes boils well

Characteristics of this late-ripening potato

Some of the features of this potato are worth knowing:

  • the variety is planted in the middle lane - at the end of May, in the southern regions - in mid-April or even earlier.
  • this potato has a rather long dormant period - the eyes start to grow later than many other varieties. This means that you do not have to break off too early shoots;
  • it is distinguished by friendly germination, uniform growth and good yields even in unfavorable weather. About 15-18 tubers (sometimes up to 25) are formed in the bush;
  • ripening period - medium late / late;
  • yield - high (up to 700 kg from 1 are);
  • the taste is good, the starch content is high, up to 19.6%;
  • tubers are perfectly stored until spring in cellars and basements (the safety of harvested tubers is 93%).

Zhuravinka gives good yields and keeps well

Care features

When growing Zhuravinka, special attention should be paid to the following points:

  1. Vegetable growers do not recommend planting these potatoes in nitrogen-rich soil. Also, when feeding, you do not need to abuse fertilizers with a high content of nitrogen compounds.
  2. The bush forms numerous tubers, which should have enough space. Therefore, a distance of 65–75 cm is left between the rows, and 25–30 cm between the plants.
  3. The tops do not tolerate drought well. In the absence of watering and rain, the bushes begin to shed their leaves. At the same time, it is impossible to water the plants "in reserve" - ​​waterlogging of the soil can lead to the development of late blight.
  4. This potato is resistant to such a terrible disease as potato cancer. In addition, the variety is not affected by the golden nematode, it resists the common scab, "black leg", but it can get late blight, rhizoctonia, suffers from the Colorado potato beetle and the bear.

Photo gallery: what can prevent Zhuravinka's potatoes

Ripening dates and harvesting

Zhuravinka is a medium late potato, that is, the harvest is harvested 110–120 days after germination. This period in the middle lane falls on the end of September. Potatoes should be harvested on a dry, sunny morning. The tubers have a rough skin, so drying must be thorough so that not a single gram of moisture remains on the tubers. This procedure is the key to good storage of the crop. The tubers endure mechanical damage without consequences, all the wounds obtained during digging will heal, and the potatoes will lie perfectly all winter.

Zhuravinka is great for deep-fried potatoes

The crop is used to make chips loved by many. The high starch content (14.6–19.6%) allows you to prepare a fluffy puree even without milk. When fried, this variety is no less tasty: crispy crust and tender crumbly pulp. Ideal for casseroles.

For salads, these tubers are not the best option, they can be boiled. Although there is also a way out. Slightly undercooked tubers are left in boiling water for a few minutes, they will "reach" and not boil over.

Reviews of vegetable growers

Zhuravinka needs light, medium soils. Humidity likes uniform. Overflow, like drying out, cannot stand. Considering that the variety is multi-tuberous (I grew it, then there are 20 or more tubers in the bush - but in the end its taste did not suit me), then the fertilization should be appropriate, but does not like an overdose of nitrogen.

There is a variety Zhuravinka, we refused it, although it is a resistant variety to late blight, it still had not too large tubers.

The Zhuravinka potato variety is excellent for growing in central Russia. A high yield will be well preserved in the cellar. Delicious dishes can be prepared from these potatoes, however, it should be borne in mind that the tubers are well boiled.


Currently, the most famous and quality varieties of flowers and vegetables are bred by Dutch breeders. Dutch varieties of potatoes and many other vegetables are popular with farmers and flower growers around the world.

But famous potato varieties are bred not only in the Netherlands. Varietal potatoes from Belarus are also known to vegetable growers not only in this country.

Zhuravinka is rightfully considered one of the best varieties of Belarusian breeding potatoes - with excellent indicators of yield, keeping quality, and disease resistance. More details about these and other qualities of the Zhuravinka variety will be discussed in this article.


Characteristics of the variety

Potato variety Zhuravinka is one of those that ripen late. On average, it can take from 80 to 100 days from the moment of landing to the moment of collection. To get a large percentage of yield, it is necessary to put only 1 potato in one hole, and then more than 14-18 potatoes will be obtained from one bush, a maximum of 25 pieces.

Experts attribute this variety to tubers that have a presentation. The variety usually produces large roots, only occasionally small fruits can be found. This is a seed variety.

Description of the bush

On average, the length of the bush cannot be more than 50 cm, all the shoots are constantly growing upward, sometimes it happens that the shoots can grow to the side, this phenomenon is not considered a deviation, since this happens most often due to strong gusts of wind. The stem can reach a minimum of 0.6 ml, a maximum of 1 cm. The bushy plant is rounded, rather dense in structure, the leaves always have a dark green tint.

All edges on the leaves have a rather wavy structure and on the leaves you can see the main veins, several lines. If the shoots after planting already on the 12th - 25th day "declared" themselves - this means that now they will grow quickly and evenly, with such bushes you will never have any problems.

Various inflorescences on bushes usually first appear at the end of June, and at first they are small in size, and often consist of several purple flowers with a slight purple tint.

Description of the fetus

Zhuravinka potatoes have a small peel, medium in thickness. Fruits are always large in size, have positive taste. On average, the weight of one tuber is 90 grams, sometimes there are specimens weighing up to 170 grams. In one root vegetable, the percentage of starch, on average, contains from 14 to 20. The flesh of the potato itself has a white tint inside, but with a slight tint of yellow.

The variety is great for cooking, frying. During cooking, it is nevertheless observed that the fruits can be boiled in different ways. Everything will depend on the soil in which the fruits were grown and how often the bush was watered.

The surface of all tubers is quite corrugated, if you look closely, you can see a mesh pattern. But now, if the fruit is small, you may not always find a patterned pattern, but this does not in any way affect the quality of the root crop. There are eyes on the potato, all of them are evenly "scattered" on the fruit, not planted deeply, practically on the surface. Light-type fruit sprouts, most often, are roundish in shape and covered with small villi, they are thin and difficult to notice.

The dimensions of the upper processes are small. The root crop has an oblong-rounded shape, more like a large egg. The description of the Zhuravinka potato variety is that one fruit in length can reach a minimum size of 7 cm, and a maximum of 10 cm. Also, when cutting potatoes, it does not darken after a while, so this variety is perfect for cooking.

Taste characteristic

The Zhuravinka variety is known for its excellent taste characteristics, in addition, this type can be used for almost all processes. And boiling potatoes, and frying and baking, and making mashed potatoes

They also say that potato chips are excellent from this variety, and for various casseroles. In addition, it is perfect for salads, does not give off any specific taste.


Advantages and disadvantages

Potatoes are grown on many farms due to a number of their benefits.

  • yield stability
  • excellent taste
  • the duration of the rest period
  • high percentage of keeping quality
  • plasticity in processing
  • commercial attractiveness
  • resistance to infection with potato cancer, golden nematode, sufficient resistance to viruses and causative agents of such common potato diseases as scab and black leg, late blight.

Among the disadvantages of Zhuravinka potatoes in the descriptions of the variety and in the reviews of gardeners there are the following:

  • Vulnerability to exceeding or decreasing the moisture level required for development.
  • Low resistance of stems and leaves to late blight and rhizoctonia pathogens.

The appearance and structure of the flesh are excellent and the potatoes are good to eat.


Red potatoes with white flesh

Early

Early varieties ripen 40-60 days after planting - this is their main advantage. In addition, 2 crops can be grown per season, if you adhere to the rules of agricultural technology.

Important! Some early potato varieties do not last long.

Zhukovsky early

An early ripe variety with large fruits with a delicate sweetish taste. The tubers ripen in 70-80 days. With proper watering and care, it gives a good harvest even on scarce soils.

You can make mashed potatoes, french fries and boiled from Zhukovsky.

Characteristic:

  • Early maturation (70-80 days).
  • Productivity - 400-450 kg per 100 sq.m.
  • Tubers are oval-round.
  • The skin is smooth, red.
  • The pulp is white.
  • Starch concentration - 10-12%.
  • On average, it weighs about 100-120 g, under a bush there can be about 9-15 pieces.

Benefits:

  • Stable yield.
  • There are many tubers under the bush.
  • Releases many shoots.
  • Excellent flavor - ideal for making chips.
  • Not damaged by nematode and scab.
  • Stores well, on average up to 6-12 months.

Alyona

An early high-yielding variety that tastes good when cooked. The tubers ripen in 70-80 days. You can make salads, mashed potatoes from Alena, and you can also add these potatoes to soups and fry, cook fries. Poorly boiled, does not darken.

Characteristic:

  • Early maturation (70-80 days).
  • Productivity - 170-290 kg (maximum up to 390 kg) per 100 sq. m.
  • The tubers are oval.
  • Starch concentration - 15-17%.
  • The peel is red.
  • The pulp is white.
  • On average, it weighs about 85-165 g, under a bush there can be about 6-10 pieces.
  • The digestibility is moderate, the flesh does not darken.

Benefits:

  • Drought tolerant.
  • Suitable for mechanized cultivation.
  • It is not damaged by cancer, common scab, rhizoctonia.
  • Has weak immunity to golden nematode, late blight.
  • Stores well.

Rocco (Roco)

Medium early variety, tubers ripen in 90-110 days. Provides 95% of marketable tubers, so sellers choose it for retailers.

Important! It is better to plant Rocco in a heated and fertilized soil.

The vegetable is not recommended to injure or break off the sprouts. Rocco loves moisture throughout the growing season.

Characteristic:

  • Average ripening period (90-110 days).
  • Productivity - 135-260 kg (maximum up to 275 kg) per 100 sq. m.
  • The tubers are oval.
  • Starch concentration - 12-14%.
  • The skin is pink.
  • The pulp is creamy white.
  • On average, it weighs about 75-120 g, under a bush there can be about 8-12 pieces.

Benefits:

  • Unpretentious to climatic conditions.
  • It is not damaged by cancer, golden nematode, wrinkled and banded mosaics.
  • Has average immunity to late blight in tops and tubers.
  • Stores well in a cool place, germinates quickly when warm.

Mid-season

Chervona Ruta

Mid-season variety of Ukrainian selection. The tubers ripen in 125-135 days. It belongs to the most delicious Ukrainian varieties.

Characteristic:

  • Average ripening period (125-135 days).
  • Productivity - 250-550 kg per 100 sq. m.
  • The tubers are oval.
  • Starch concentration - 19-20%.
  • The peel is pink.
  • The pulp is creamy white.
  • On average, it weighs about 90-120 g, under a bush there can be about 6-10 pieces.

Benefits:

  • Grows well in the southern regions.
  • It is not damaged by Alternaria, wet rot, late blight.
  • Stores well in a cool place.


Characteristics of the potato variety Rosalind

Despite its foreign origin, the culture is highly resistant to return frosts, temperature extremes and drought. Keeping quality is also quite high - up to 94%, subject to storage conditions. The skin is quite strong, so the tubers are transportable. Scope - universal (category B): cooking, frying, stewing, baking.

Yield

On each bush of Rosalind potatoes, 10–16 medium and large tubers are formed. Ripening period is very short: only 2 months from the moment of germination. Yield indicators are:

  • 0.6-1.4 kg from 1 bush
  • 1.5-2.3 kg per 1 m2
  • 150-230 kg per one hundred square meters.

The maximum recorded yield is 248 kg per one hundred square meters. You can achieve such indicators if you grow Rosalind potatoes in light, fertile soils and follow the basic rules of care:

  • additional watering - only in drought, without flooding the plants (bucket for 3 bushes)
  • hilling - 2-3 times per season
  • weeding and loosening - regularly
  • top dressing - 3 times per season
  • 2 weeks before harvesting, it is recommended to mow the tops to 10-15 cm so that the tubers gain weight.

Important! Correct agrotechnical techniques can increase the yield of Rosalind potatoes by 15–20% at once.

Advantages and disadvantages

Rosalind potatoes have a significant advantage over many other varieties: they ripen in just 2 months. Therefore, even in the middle lane (especially in the south), you can start 2 crop rotations.

Each bush of Rosalind potatoes produces 10-15 beautiful tubers

  • great taste
  • the ability to grow twice a season
  • very fast and friendly ripening
  • good yield
  • transportability
  • long shelf life
  • attractive view
  • resistance to adverse weather conditions
  • universal field of application of root crops
  • immunity to golden nematode.

  • no immunity to late blight for tubers and tops
  • needs enhanced preventive measures.


Description of potato variety Zhuravinka

Many new varieties of potatoes have been developed in Belarus. Among them are Zhuravinka potatoes, which have gained well-deserved popularity in more than 10 years of its existence.

The variety is grown by owners of small household plots and large agricultural enterprises.

High commercial properties, stability and unpretentiousness of Zhuravinka potatoes contribute to its further distribution.

Variety characteristic

The Belarusian breeders got a mid-late table variety by crossing Polish and Dutch potatoes: Ceza and Sante.Zhuravinka has been in the State Register of our country since 2005.

Suitable for growing in climatic and soil conditions in central Russia.

Based on the description of the variety, reviews and photos of those gardeners who grew Zhuravinka potatoes, we can conclude that its cultivation will provide a good harvest even in circumstances of minimal care.

They begin to dig up tubers 80-100 days after planting. 7.5 kg of potatoes are harvested from one square meter, provided that all the requirements of agricultural technology are met.

With a low agricultural background, the yield of the variety depends on the content of nutrients in the soil, a sufficient amount of precipitation and the quality of seed material.

Large potato growers receive up to 64 tons per hectare, as noted in the description of Zhuravinka. Potatoes give a good yield of marketable products - from 83 to 96% of the harvested tubers are suitable for consumption and sale.

Zhuravinka potato tubers, according to vegetable growers, can be harvested in autumn as one of the last. They are resistant to mechanical damage, which are successfully healed. The keeping quality of tubers reaches 96%. Potatoes are stored without any problem in a cool basement or cellar.

This is due to the peculiarity of the Zhuravinka potato variety. The skin of tubers with increased smoothness, so the soil does not stay on them for a long time, it easily lags behind. The possibility of contamination with soil infections is reduced.

Because of this factor, the characteristics of Zhuravinka potatoes, its tubers are well preserved and have an attractive appearance.

Attention! An interesting feature of Zhuravinka potatoes in plantings with other varieties is noted. Colorado beetles are absent in the rows of Zhuravinka.

Advantages and disadvantages

Potatoes are grown on many farms due to a number of their benefits.

  • yield stability
  • excellent taste
  • the duration of the rest period
  • high percentage of keeping quality
  • plasticity in processing
  • commercial attractiveness
  • resistance to infection with potato cancer, golden nematode, sufficient resistance to viruses and causative agents of such common potato diseases as scab and black leg, late blight.

Among the disadvantages of Zhuravinka potatoes in the descriptions of the variety and in the reviews of gardeners there are the following:

  • Vulnerability to exceeding or decreasing the moisture level required for development.
  • Low resistance of stems and leaves to late blight and rhizoctonia pathogens.

Important! Since the tubers of this variety are perfectly preserved, even at the beginning of summer their taste properties are at a high level.

The appearance and structure of the flesh are excellent and the potatoes are good to eat.

Description of tops

The shoots of the Zhuravinka potato variety, according to the characteristics and reviews of vegetable growers, rise only up to 0.5 m. Five or six erect stems form a bush.

Shoots are quite powerful, from 6 mm to 1 cm thick. Medium-sized dense, rounded leaves slightly wavy at the edges.

The central leaf vein differs on a bright green leaf with a sharp purple tint, which is somewhat inherent in the stems.

In the inflorescences, which are formed by the last days of June, five to six purple flowers are collected. Berries on potato plants of this variety are formed extremely rarely.

The potato variety Zhuravinka produces friendly and uniform shoots two to three weeks after planting. During the first month, there is an intense vegetation of the shoots and the root system.

Description of tubers

  • One bush of Zhuravinka potatoes, as mentioned in the descriptions of the variety, produces 15 to 25 tubers. They are varied, more often oval, but there are also rounded ones. The length of large specimens is 7-10 cm. Fruits weigh from 90 to 160 g and more. On the smooth reddish skin of large tubers, a reticular pattern is noticeable. The eyes are deep, evenly scattered on one side of the tuber.
  • The skin of medium thickness hides a juicy yellow-creamy flesh. It retains a light shade after peeling and heat treatment, it boils well. Mashed potatoes Zhuravinka uniform structure, without hard grains.
  • The percentage of starch in the pulp is 14-19 units. This indicator provides a high taste characteristic of the Zhuravinka potato variety. Tubers of this variety are suitable for a wide range of culinary products. They are praised for their crunchy properties in the national dish - potato pancakes. Large producers send tons of potatoes to food processing plants to make chips and starch.

Light sprouts

On the sprouting tubers, small pubescent shoots of a deep red color with a purple tint are formed. Their base is rounded, with a small top.

Features of agricultural technology

The yield of planting Zhuravinka potatoes directly depends on the good quality of the mother tubers. A month or a month and a half before planting, the potato tubers after storage are sorted out, those with signs of damage are discarded, and they begin to germinate. They are taken to a room with a temperature of up to 180C, where the vernalization process begins. The buds of future shoots grow on the tubers.

Before planting, the tubers are sprayed with agents against attacks of Colorado beetles: "Commander", "Prestige" or others. Their action is enough until the flowering period, but then the bushes still have to be processed.

Advice! For a better start in growth, tubers are treated with preparations that stimulate vegetation: "Zircon", "Gibbersib", "Mival".

Landing

  • In the reviews of gardeners, there are references to some of the features of growing potatoes of the Zhuravinka variety. As a planting material, it is necessary to use medium-sized tubers selected since autumn, which were taken from nests with the largest number of tubers. There should be no signs of disease on the potatoes. In areas with warm climates, potatoes are planted from mid-April. In the northern regions - a month later.
  • For planting potatoes, it is preferable to choose light soils with dense lumps of the middle fraction.
  • Before planting a crop, the soil is loosened. Adhere to the accepted planting dates so that the tubers fall into the still damp spring soil.
  • Between the rows of potatoes of the Zhuravinka variety, at least 70 cm is left, the tubers are placed at a distance of 25 cm.
  • If potatoes are planted for growing seed tubers, the distance is increased to 35-45 cm.
  • On heavy clay soils, tubers are placed at a depth of 6-7 cm.
  • On lighter soils, the planting depth is 10 cm.

A warning! Potato growers have a rule: the tubers are planted when the ground warms up to 70C to the depth of the palm.

It is necessary to carefully monitor the level of moisture in the soil, since the culture is sensitive to excess or lack of moisture. The crane should be watered, if there is no rain, before flowering. Water must penetrate to a depth of 20-30 cm. The earth is periodically loosened and the bushes are hilled two or three times. The first time the plants spud when they rise 15-20 cm.

In the description of Zhuravinka's potatoes, it is emphasized that moderately organic fertilizers should be applied to the areas intended for planting this variety.

The rate of application of fresh manure for heavy soils is established in the amount of 30 kg per 1 m2, for sandy soils the volume increases to 40-60 kg. Humus is taken a third less.

Mineral nitrogen fertilizers also need to be applied in a limited amount. Excess nitrogen in the soil can lead to the growth of greenery, and the tubers form small.

The culture responds positively to the presence of fertilizing. They are carried out a month after planting. Introduce 10 g of urea and potassium salt, 20 g of superphosphate per 1 m2. The second time the Zhuravinka is fed when the buds form, the next - after flowering.

Plant protection

On long rainy days, Zhuravinka is periodically treated for fungal diseases with the preparations Fundazol, Ridomil, Oksikhom.

In the fight against the Colorado potato beetle, special means are used, strictly following the instructions. Tubers can be damaged by bear, wireworm, scoop larvae. Appropriate drugs are also used against them.

This potato variety deserves interest and tubers for planting.

Testimonials

Lidia Maksimovna Lyskovo We have been planting Zhuravinka for a long time. Does not degenerate, tubers are large every year. There are 10-17 pieces in a hole. We practically do not water, there is enough moisture, and we fertilize the soil in autumn with organic matter. We plant Zhuravinka because of its ability to be stored for a long time. Early varieties in spring are no longer suitable for food, they dry out, but these tubers remain juicy and tasty. For my small farm I chose the variety Zhuravinka, because they are willingly bought. Large red tubers retain their presentable appearance for a long time.


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