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Delicious and fruitful Belmondo potatoes: description of the variety, characteristics and photos

Delicious and fruitful Belmondo potatoes: description of the variety, characteristics and photos


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The potato variety "Belmondo" ("Belmonda") was developed by German breeders, the potato has absorbed all the positive quality characteristics, is a new generation variety and is being tested on the territory of the Russian Federation.

He proved himself to be a variety that can adapt to any conditions without losing taste and yield.

In this article you will find a complete description of the variety, get acquainted with its characteristics, and find out what diseases it can be susceptible to.

Description of the variety

Variety nameBelmond
general characteristicsmedium early table variety, one of the most promising European varieties
Ripening period70-80 days
Starch content14-16%
Mass of marketable tubers100-125 gr
The number of tubers in the bush12-16 pcs
Yield450-800 c / ha
Consumer qualitiesexcellent taste, low digestibility
Keeping quality97%
Peel coloryellow
Pulp coloryellow
Preferred growing regionsany soil and climate
Disease resistancehighly resistant to rhizoctonia, black mold, late blight of tops and tubers, rust and black spots
Growing featuresstandard agricultural technology
OriginatorGerman Seed Alliance Solagro

Potatoes "Belmondo" are considered a medium early variety, the period from the emergence of most shoots to technical maturity is from 70 to 80 days. Like most varieties of potatoes, "Belmondo" has a conditional ripeness that comes a little earlier than the technical one.

Read how to grow an early potato variety here.

Reference. Technical maturity - the potatoes have reached their optimal size and have a thick, strong skin. Conditional maturity - the potato is of normal size, the skin is thin, fragile, lagging behind. However, a flaky peel indicates an immaturity of the tubers.

"Belmondo" according to the inspection commission has a round - oval shape, average size - about 9 cm in diameter, weight - about 120 grams. The peel is yellow, firm, smooth, the eyes are small, shallow (superficial).

You can compare the indicators of the mass of tubers and the starch content of Belmondo potatoes with other varieties using the table below:

Variety nameStarch content (%)Tuber mass (gr)
Belmondo14-16100-125
Artemis11-15110-120
Tuscany12-1490-125
Openwork14-1695-115
Santana13-17100-170
Nevsky10-1290-130
Ramos13-16100-150
Bast13-16100-160

The presence of shallow eyes in potatoes greatly facilitates packing, washing, cleaning and other processing. "Belmondo" is distinguished by a bright yellow color of the pulp. The starch content in this variety is about 16%, which is average. Potatoes do not boil because they have a low level of starch.

Shoots of the potato variety "Belmondo" have the following distinctive characteristics:

  • High stem bush, spreading.
  • The leaves are located intermediate, typical for potatoes in shape, dark green in color, wrinkled in structure, no pubescence, waviness of the edge is weak.
  • Flowers usually come with a dark red or light purple corolla.

Climatic growing zones

Test plantings in the Tula and Vladimir regions were most favorable. According to the manufacturer, landings are permissible throughout the territory of the Russian Federation, in European and other countries.

Yield

"Belmondo" produces an excellent harvest, about 80 tons per hectare, deviations up or down depending on the regions. The variety has practically equal tubers in size, a small proportion of small and large root crops. Many tubers develop from one plant.

In the table below you can see what the yield is and how many tubers are in the bush for other potato varieties:

Variety nameProductivity (kg / ha)Number of tubers in a bush (pcs)
Belmondo450-8007-9
Gourmet350-40012-14
Palmup to 4505-9
Blue Danube350-4008-12
Lileyaup to 6708-15
Tiras210-4609-12
Colombo220-420up to 12
Santaup to 570up to 20

Application

Belmondo is a table variety. Intended for human consumption.

Potatoes contain a lot of nutrients (vitamin C, B, potassium, phosphorus, protein, etc.), which are used for cosmetic and medical purposes - against edema, tumors, some prevention of increased blood pressure.

Yellow potatoes contain a large amount of carotene - an antioxidant substance that performs a cleansing function in the body.

It is not recommended to eat green or sprouted, soft root crops, they contain many times more poisonous substance - salonin than in healthy strong tubers, refuse such tubers or cut off the peel as thick as possible.

Taste qualities

"Belmondo", judging by the reviews, has excellent taste. Yellow potatoes are considered the tastiest. The good taste of young potatoes was noted, there are a lot of cooking recipes. This potato does not boil soft, it is great for making salads, soups, it is not very suitable for making mashed potatoes. Suitable for frying and boiling whole. Good fries.

The most useful way to use it is roasting in the oven or in charcoal in a peel, cooking "in uniform" also preserves many vitamins.

Advantages and disadvantages

disadvantages:

  • Low resistance to Y.
  • Medium resistance to leaf curling.
  • Sensitive to precipitation and drought.
  • A certain type of soil is required.

Dignity:

  • high productivity;
  • rapid development of tubers;
  • alignment in size;
  • high taste;
  • does not boil over;
  • does not darken during cooking;
  • a high percentage of resistance to most diseases.

Country of withdrawal, year of registration

The variety was bred by German breeders, the originator is the German Seed Alliance. It is not yet included in the State Register for the Russian Federation, but test plantings are underway, carried out jointly by German and Russian scientists, the result is good in almost all regions.

A photo

Below we bring to your attention a mini photo bank with Belmondo potatoes:

Features of growing and storage

You need to prepare the right soil for your potatoes. In the fall, it is necessary to dig up, remove excess roots of weed grass, apply fertilizers containing potassium and phosphorus, nitrogenous fertilizing is carried out already in the presence of plants in the soil, pesticides are also needed.

About what to feed potatoes, when and how to apply fertilizers, how to do it correctly when planting, read the articles on our website.

In the spring, the site should only be dug up. Belmondo likes to go deeper, so the soil should be loosened as deep as possible. Planting begins in April and ends at the end of May. Potatoes must not be planted at very low or high temperatures.

It is good to use calcium nitrate for the formation of strong tubers that can be stored for a long time, it must be applied at the root... "Belmondo" forms a lot of root crops, so the distance between plants should be more than 20 cm.

Early and mid-early varieties should not be overexposed in the ground, so "Belmondo" must be removed on time. Further cultivation of the variety is no different from other main varieties - weeding, hilling, loosening, feeding, watering, mulching.

Read about how to grow potatoes without hilling and weeding here.

"Belmondo" does not germinate with a single removal of shoots. You need to store at a constant temperature - from 1 to 4 degrees above zero... The room must be dark and dry.

For information on how to properly store potatoes in winter, on the balcony, in boxes, in the refrigerator and peeled, read the additional materials. And also about the timing, temperature and storage problems.

Diseases and pests

Has a high resistance to late blight, black mold, black spot, rhizoctonia, scab, tops and tubers rot.

You should not plant potatoes next to tomatoes and apple trees - they have common pests, and in general, Belmondo showed decent results in tests.

There are many interesting ways to grow potatoes. On the pages of our site you can get acquainted with Dutch technologies, learn everything about growing under straw, from seeds, in boxes, in barrels and in bags.

We also suggest that you familiarize yourself with the varieties of potatoes that have different ripening periods:

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Watch the video: How to grow potatoes in potato bags with Van Meuwen (February 2023).