Domestic potatoes "Cornflower": description of the variety, characteristics, photo

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Another domestic achievement in the field of breeding has become a worthy replacement for the ones bred in the USSR, Sineglazka, Tsyganka and Chugunka.

In addition to good production indicators, the variety compares favorably with its counterparts in its rich content of nutrients, immunity to many diseases.

A detailed description of the Cornflower variety, its main characteristics and features of agricultural technology, the pitfalls of growing potatoes and a tendency to disease - all this and a little more later in the article.

Description of the cornflower variety

Variety nameknapweed
general characteristicstable variety of the Russian collection, with purple tubers
Ripening period80-100 days
Starch content12-16%
Mass of marketable tubers80-120 gr
The number of tubers in the bush9-14
Yield200-480 c / ha
Consumer qualitiessuitable for dietetic food
Keeping quality96%
Peel colorpurple
Pulp colorwhite
Preferred growing regionsCentral
Disease resistancesusceptible to potato nematode, moderately resistant to viruses, phytophthora of tops and tubers, scab, resistant to potato cancer
Growing featuresstandard agricultural technology
OriginatorVNIIKH them. A.G. Lorkha (Russia)
  1. Ripening period 70-90 days (medium early).
  2. Table variety.
  3. Used in dietary and baby food.
  4. Contains a large amount of vitamins C, E.
  5. The variety is especially valuable for the presence of carotenoids in tubers.

Carotenoids are natural organic pigments formed during photosynthesis. They function as antioxidants in the human body.

Antioxidants normalize the functioning of the reproductive organs, skin, mucous membranes. Protect the body from fungal, bacterial diseases.

  • Culinary type VS. Designed for making soups, mashed potatoes, boiling and frying.
  • The taste is great.
  • Average starch values ​​in the variety are 12.6-16%.
  • Potential marketable yield of the variety is medium-high... The maximum achievement in the Moscow region is 182 centners of potatoes per hectare.
  • Possesses excellent keeping quality, not less than 96%.
  • The safety of the marketability of the variety is 70-94%.
  • Average sensitivity of the variety to mechanical stress.

According to clinical studies conducted in American clinics, eating purple potatoes prevents the development of cancer, the formation of cholesterol plaques, strengthens blood vessels and supports the heart muscle.

In the table below you can get acquainted with such indicators as keeping quality and yield of potatoes of different varieties:

Variety nameYieldKeeping quality
knapweedup to 180 c / ha96%
Bullfinch180-270 c / ha95%
Rosara350-400 c / ha97%
Molly390-450 c / ha82%
Luck420-430 c / ha88-97%
Latonaup to 460 c / ha90% (assuming there is no condensation in the storage)
Kamensky500-55097% (early germination at storage temperatures above + 3 ° C)
Timoup to 380 c / ha96%, but tubers germinate early

Potatoes of this variety keep well. Read more about timing, temperature and storage issues. And also how to store root vegetables in winter, on the balcony, in boxes, in the refrigerator, peeled.


  • Bush of medium height, intermediate semi-upright type.
  • The open, dark green leaves are medium in size. The tops are strong, deep green;
  • Corolla of small red-violet or bluish-violet flowers;
  • Low to medium anthocyanin coloration on the inside.

    Anthocyanins are natural coloring substances. Flowers, peel and pulp are stained in blue, purple, red.

  • The peel is glossy, with a pronounced purple color, very beautiful.
  • The average weight of a marketable tuber is 77-115g. One bush yields up to 15 tubers.
  • The pulp is white, creamy on the cut. The consistency is dense, soft, medium powdery and watery.
  • During heat treatment, the purple color of the peel disappears.
  • The eyes are small, superficial.
  • Seed material is dark brown with a blue tint. The sprouts are deep purple.

You can compare this indicator of the number of tubers with that of other varieties using the table below:

Variety nameThe number of tubers in the bush
knapweedup to 15
Jellyup to 15
Typhoon6-10 pieces
Lileya8-15 pieces
Tiras9-12 pieces
Elizabethto 10
Vega8-10 pieces
Romano8-9 pieces
Gypsy6-14 pieces
Gingerbread man15-18 pieces

A photo

The photo shows the cornflower potato variety:

Photo: Natalia Smirnova, the editors are grateful for the permission to use the photo.

Disease resistance

  1. High degree of stability varieties for late blight of leaves and tubers, potato crayfish;
  2. Not susceptible to wrinkled rot, banded mosaic;
  3. Weakly affected by ring, dry rot, common scab;
  4. The cultivar is susceptible to the potato cyst-forming golden nematode.

Features of potatoes

Uniform in shape and size, elastic tubers are convenient for harvesting and storage. The presence of carotenoids can be noted.


Vasily potatoes are the fruit of five years of work by Russian scientists. It was obtained by crossing the Chugunka variety and the D-31-88 hybrid. Registered in the register of the Russian Federation as a selection achievement in 2014 under No. 9253214.

The developer, originator, patent holder of the Vasilek potato variety is the All-Russian Research Institute of Potato Economy (VNIIKH) named after V.I. A.G. Lorkha of the Russian Agricultural Academy.

The variety is recommended for cultivation in the Central, Central Black Earth, North-Western regions of Russia in personal subsidiary plots.

Studies have proven that colored tubers absorb less nitrates than traditional color varieties. At the same time, the percentage of starch, proteins does not decrease and the saturation of vitamins is increased.

In two medium potatoes of a colored variety, there is as much vitamin C as in one lemon.


The agrotechnology of growing potatoes of the Vasilek variety includes several main points.

Seed selection

For the prevention of potato nematode diseases, it is important prepare quality seed material.

  1. For planting, select healthy, even tubers without outgrowths, damage, weighing 50-75 g;
  2. Spray the tubers with an aqueous solution of copper sulfate (a tablespoon in a bucket of water);
  3. Dry, put on light in one layer for germination.

Soil and plot

Potato variety Cornflower prefers sunny areas, protected from strong through winds. To provide seedlings with optimal temperature, air-permeable conditions the soil for planting is dug twice - in autumn and spring.

In order for heavy soils to become suitable for growing potatoes, Cornflower brings a lot of organic matter into them.

In swampy peat soils, the variety yields a crop only after cultivation and reclamation work.

Observe the rule of crop rotation. The variety is planted after growing green manures, root crops, cabbage, cucumbers, pumpkin and legumes.

Seed material, depending on the weight of the tubers, is planted according to the schemes: 70x20 cm, 60x25 cm, 60x30 cm.

Siderata are plants that improve the quality and structure of the soil, enriching it with nutrients and organic substances. For potatoes, the most suitable siderates are alfalfa, peas, vetch, sweet clover.

Care advice

  • On the 14-15th day after planting, the aisles are loosened to a depth of 8 cm;
  • When the tops reach a height of 15 cm, the first hilling is carried out. After the disappearance of the gaps between the overgrown bushes - the second;
  • In dry weather, three waterings are required during the active growth period. Consumption up to 3 liters of water per bush;
  • Weed or mulch regularly.

Disease prevention and feeding

In order to prevent phytophthora three times during the growing season, the variety is treated with preparations containing copper.

As for fertilizers, after planting, they are fed with a 10% solution of bird droppings, a solution of urea (a tablespoon per bucket of water), manure (a liter can of manure per bucket of water), herbal infusions.

To combat Colorado beetles and top dressing, handfuls of wood ash mixed with the ground are placed in the holes during planting.

Ash-wormwood tincture is used to destroy larvae and beetles.

  • Grind 3-4 handfuls of fresh wormwood;
  • Pour boiling water over;
  • Add a glass of ash;
  • Stir, let it brew for 3-4 hours, filter;
  • Sprayed in the morning or evening.

In addition to fertilizers, other drugs and chemicals are often used when growing potatoes.

We bring to your attention useful articles on the benefits and dangers of fungicides and herbicides.

Despite its young age, Cornflower potatoes are already fell in love with the taste, dietary properties and beauty of the tuber... It continues the color line of popular blue and purple varieties.

Below in the table you will find links to materials about potatoes with different ripening periods:

Mid-seasonMedium earlyMid late
Purple HazeRomanoSon

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