Potatoes are considered the main crop and have been cultivated in home gardens for many years. Therefore, most vegetable growers want to have a universal variety: fruitful, tasty, resistant to diseases and pests, not very late. For all these parameters, the Koroleva Anna variety is suitable.
Breeders from Germany bred the Koroleva Anna potato variety, which breaks records for productivity and according to the description it is adapted for growing in regions with unfavorable climatic conditions.
In the Russian Federation, it passed all the checks, proved itself on the positive side, and the State Register in the Middle Volga region was included in 2015.
The bushes of the plant are medium in height, stem type. Large leaves are colored deep green, slightly pubescent. Inflorescences with white petals, densely cover the shoots.
Tubers are elongated, oval, are dense, smooth and yellow-skinned... The small eyes are set shallow, almost on the surface. The pulp is firm, yellow colored with good taste.
During the cooking process, it does not boil over and does not darken.
Queen Anna belongs to the varieties of early ripening, from the moment the first shoots appear to technical ripeness, 70 days pass. One of the highest yielding vegetable crops.
|Average / maximum yield||395/500 c / ha|
|Mass of one tuber||85-100gr|
|Keeping the harvest||93%|
The secrets of why this potato variety conquers vegetable growers lies in the following qualities:
Proper planting is essential for a bountiful harvest.
Traditionally, it is customary to plant potatoes in the beginning of Maywhen the soil is well dried, otherwise the access of air to the tubers will be difficult. Planting dates for this variety are in the third decade of April - mid-May.
When choosing a site, give preference to illuminated places without stagnant water.
The direction of the planting ridges is from north to south, this will allow the potato rows to warm up in the sun. Comfortable growth of culture will be provided by black soil, peat, loam and sandy loam. The soil should be light and loose.
For planting apply whole medium-sized tubers without damage from insects and diseases. Before planting, the seed must be warmed up, germinated and planted in the sun. Then treat the tubers with growth stimulants.
Proper care will provide a quantitative and high-quality harvest of a healthy vegetable.
The characteristic of the variety involves the implementation of the following agrotechnical methods:
Among the variety of potato varieties, Koroleva Anna deserves special attention, due to its positive characteristics and healing properties. A healthy vegetable grown in the garden will serve as a tasty ingredient in a wide variety of nutritious dishes.
The Koroleva Anna potato variety is characterized as an average in height, semi-erect stem type.
The leaf apparatus is quite large, especially in those fields and vegetable gardens that generously enrich the soils with organic compounds. The sufficient content of nitrogen elements also affects the color of the foliage, giving them a rich, dark green color.
The flower corolla is large with minimal anthocyanin reflections.
Based on the reviews of summer residents and gardeners, we can conclude that the Queen Anna potatoes are characterized by minimal disadvantages and have many advantages.
Among the negative qualities, they distinguish low resistance to aridity, the defeat of the bushes by isolated diseases and the demand for moisture in arid regions.
The advantages of potatoes are:
The undoubted advantages of the variety include:
The small disadvantages of the variety include:
The Germans set the task to get the most unpretentious, but at the same time fruitful potatoes. Having achieved the goal, they brought a variety to the market under the name Queen Anna. Consumers quickly recognized the fruit as excellent in quality. The number of tubers from each plant, shape, size, taste, adaptation to weather conditions, simple care - everything suited the gardeners.
Farmers willingly took on the generous Queen Anne to grow on an industrial scale. After all, the cultivation of a stress-resistant crop does not require excessive costs, the evenness of the fruits allows mechanical harvesting, and the keeping quality and marketability of the crop is more than 90%. What else is so attractive about the Queen Anne potatoes can be seen from the description of the variety.
Potatoes Queen Anna
In Russia, vegetables have been considered the second bread for centuries. Therefore, summer residents choosing a new variety are worried about how soon and how many tubers they can provide themselves in a short summer season. Already at this stage, the German product pleases gardeners: Queen Anna potatoes with an early middle ripening period begin to be dug 80 days after the plantation has turned green. In Siberia, a little later - by the end of the third month.
Other indicators in the description of the potato variety Koroleva Anna:
Summer residents, looking at the beds with their beloved Queen Anna, celebrate the beauty and truly royal appearance of the plant.
But, since the purpose of growing is hot potatoes on the table, the characteristics of the Queen Anne fruit are more interested. And here breeders have something to be proud of:
Fans of Queen Anne note that when cooking potatoes do not lose color, they do not become dark. Therefore, they are happy to use the variety in salads, for mashed potatoes and baking. The taste and aroma also pleases lovers of fried or whole boiled potatoes.
Koroleva Anna is appreciated for its medium spreading: the tubers in the pan do not fall apart and retain their beautiful shape in the plate. The flesh tastes moderately sweet. There was not a single comment that Queen Anne was born watery or too dry.
If we evaluate not centners with hectares, but individual bushes, then the variety is characterized by the following indicators:
Growing Koroleva Anna in subsidiary plots, summer residents achieve high results, maintaining soil fertility, the required soil moisture. According to gardeners, tubers of such sizes are removed from bushes that have received maximum care that 4-5 pieces weigh almost 2 kg.
Potatoes Queen Anna, photo
Even the most fastidious summer residents do not find disadvantages with Queen Anne. The pluses are unanimously attributed:
Potato storage Queen Anna is equally important to gardeners. The crop does not lose its properties throughout the winter and spring.
The German potato variety Queen Anna has been endowed with good immunity to:
But under the influence of unfavorable weather, pest attacks, the culture can get sick:
If there have been outbreaks of these infections on the site, dressing the planting material will protect the crop. For this, the tubers are pretreated:
Important! Solutions are prepared in any container, except metal ones. After soaking, it is useful to dust the tubers still wet with dry wood ash. Then dry and continue to prepare for planting.
Of the finished preparations, they are processed strictly according to the instructions:
The second treatment with any of the listed seedlings is effective.
Having laid the planting potatoes in the holes, the tubers are treated simultaneously with the ground from the encroachment of pests.
Repeated processing along the leaf will help to consolidate the effect, but it is necessary to have time before flowering.
The crop is dug up after the bush dries and turns yellow. To begin with, it is recommended to mow the tops, and only then start digging up the potatoes. It is believed that after this the peel becomes denser, and the roots are stored longer.
For long-term storage, potatoes are sorted out and laid out in boxes, bags or nets and placed in a cool, dry, well-ventilated room. Throughout the winter, it is necessary to periodically sort out the potatoes.
Alexander, 58 years old:
“In one year, I planted several varieties on the site at once, among which there was a German one. Despite the not the highest immunity of "Queen Anne" to late blight, which I was warned about in the seed store, only she stood until the required time practically without defeats and gave a good harvest. The rest of the varieties, due to the development of the disease, showed very low yields. "
Anna, 62 years old:
“After retirement, I got down to gardening. The plot is large, so there is a lot of room for potatoes. For the third year now I have been cultivating the Queen Anna variety and harvesting a good harvest without renewing the seed fund. For myself, I noted the unpretentiousness of this potato to the ground and moderate friability during cooking, which allows you to use it for preparing a variety of dishes. "
"Koroleva Anna" is a variety created for the conditions of the middle zone, where precipitation is not uncommon. In conditions of good soil moisture, it annually brings a rich harvest of high-quality tubers.