Solanum tuberosum 'Manitou'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Potato 'Manitou' Overview
This Floury tuber is a medium to late main crop variety that has a red skin and a pale yellow flesh. Introduced in 2011 it produces long oval potatoes that match the yield of Desiree with the benefit of being blight resistant.
Common problems with Potato 'Manitou'
Can be attacked by aphids, capsid bug, Rosy rustic moth and wireworms. They can also suffer from Dry rot, gangrene, grey mould, leaf roll virus, potato mosaic virus, potato powdery scab, potato scab, potato spraing, powdery scab, soft rot, wart disease.
Potato 'Manitou' Companion Plants
Sweetcorn, eggplant, beans, peas, strawberries, peppers
How to harvest Potato 'Manitou'
Wait to harvest until the leaves turn yellow towards the end of the growing season. Cut and the remove leaves, then leave tubers for 10 days in the ground before digging and storing in a dark frost free area.
How to propagate Potato 'Manitou'
In January or February chit seed potatoes in a cool light room (10C), When the ground is 50C (March/April) tubers can be planted in trenches 12.5cm deep and space tubers 60cm apart.
Special features of Potato 'Manitou'
For the best results grow in ground that has not been used for potatoes in the last two years.
Can be grown in large containers or potato bags.
Other uses of Potato 'Manitou'
Floury potatoes tend to break up when boiled so they are more suited to being roasted, baked and for making chips. They also suit being used for mash.