On the fields of the province is harvesting unusual potatoes. The development of Russian and German breeders has no name yet. According to the assurances of farmers, the novelty combines two vegetables at once.
Potatoes are being picked behind my back. But not ordinary tubers! They will not be boiled or fried. This is the most valuable seed material grown on the high plateau of the Pokhvistnevsky district, where plant viruses have not yet reached. This harvest is the future of our region. For many years in a row, the farms of the region have used foreign planting material. And now they get their own - domestic.
There are modern Russian varieties in the country. However, until now, large farms have mainly used imported ones. Since foreign tubers have standard sizes and shapes, they are more suitable for harvesting, washing and packaging with combines. They decided to try out the latest innovations in this farm and find what would suit both manufacturers and consumers, and retail chains. Here is a real exotic.
Borsch with such potatoes can be cooked without beets, breeders joke. The purple variety has no name yet - it just left the laboratory. Potato growers will have to test it for disease resistance and local climate. Two dozen different varieties were tested this year in Pokhvistnevsky district.
The most successful ones will multiply and put into production - they will grow a super-elite for planting. Those that are on the "four" are used for further crossing. To get hybrids with the desired properties.
Next spring, the first batch of elite planting stock will be delivered to the regional economy. It will be cheaper than imported, because you do not need to pay customs duties and spend money on transportation.
A source: http://tvsamara.ru