Delicate taste potatoes "Sheri": description of the variety, photo, characteristics

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The Sheri potato variety has already managed to acquire a huge number of fans both among domestic and foreign gardeners.

To appreciate its positive qualities, plant this vegetable in your garden.

And we, in this article, will tell you about what the Sheri potato is, what are its main characteristics and cultivation features, as well as how susceptible it is to diseases and pest attacks.

Sheri's potatoes: variety description

Variety nameSheri
general characteristicsearly maturing table variety, resistant to drought and mechanical damage
Ripening period70-75 days (the first digging is possible on the 45th day after germination)
Starch content10-15%
Mass of marketable tubers100-160 gr
The number of tubers in the bush6-10
Yield170-370 c / ha
Consumer qualitiesgood taste, suitable for salads and soups, does not boil over
Keeping quality91%
Peel colorred
Pulp colorcream
Preferred growing regionsCentral
Disease resistanceresistant to golden cyst nematode and potato cancer, moderately susceptible to late blight
Growing featuresoptimal planting depth - 8-10 cm, distance between rows - 35 cm, between bushes - 60 cm, germination is recommended
OriginatorGermicopa S.A. (France)

Sheri potatoes are early ripe varieties, since the period from germination to technical maturity ranges from 70 to 75 days.

It was included in the State Register of the Russian Federation for the Central Region, however, it has become widespread in different countries - Ukraine, Moldova and Israel.

From one hectare of land, from 170 to 370 centners of such potatoes are usually harvested... Potatoes Sherry variety is characterized by a delicate and pleasant taste.

When boiled, it does not crumble and does not boil over, therefore it is great for making soups and salads. This variety is used for the preparation of all types of side dishes and serves as a filling for pies, dumplings and rolls. How to keep potatoes peeled and in the refrigerator, read in separate articles on our website.

This vegetable tolerates drought well, and it is better to plant it in those soils in which perennial grasses, legumes or winter crops, annual grasses and flax grew before.

In sandy soils, Sheri potatoes can grow after lupine. It is characterized by resistance to mechanical damage, as well as such dangerous diseases as the causative agent of potato cancer and golden cyst nematode.

As for the yield, you can compare this indicator with other varieties in the table below:

Variety nameYield
Innovator320-330 c / ha
Riviera450 c / ha
Gala400 c / ha
Picasso195-320 c / ha
Margarita300-400 c / ha
Courage160-430 c / ha
Grenada600 c / ha
Mozart200-330 c / ha
Sifra180-400 c / ha
Elmundo250-350 c / ha

A photo

In the photo you can see Sheri's potatoes:


Sheri's potatoes can be recognized by semi-erect, leaf-type bushes with an average height. The leaves are green and slightly wavy at the edge.

They can be of both intermediate and open type, and their size ranges from medium to large. The corolla is reddish-purple in color and small to medium in size.

Root crops of this variety of potatoes are covered with a smooth red skin with small eyes, under which the flesh of a creamy color is hidden.

They have an elongated shape, and their weight ranges from 98 to 164 grams. The starch content of these vegetables is at the level of 10-15%.

You can compare these indicators with other varieties in the table below:

Variety nameAverage mass of tubers (gr)Starch content (%)
Aladdin105-185up to 21
Queen anne80-15012-16
Cast iron100-13010-17

Country of withdrawal, year of registration

Sheri's potatoes was bred in France in 2007.

Growing features

The agricultural technology of this variety is quite standard. The seeds should be deepened into the ground by 8-10 centimeters. The main activities for the care of these plants are loosening the soil and killing weeds... You can mulch and feed vegetables; during dry periods, watering will not interfere. How and when to fertilize and whether it is worth doing when planting, read in separate articles.

IMPORTANT! When sowing in open ground, the distance between the bushes of Sheri potatoes should be 60 centimeters, and between rows - 35 centimeters.

Diseases and pests

The Sheri variety is distinguished by its high resistance to the most dangerous diseases. However, you can carry out preventive treatments and sprays with fungicides to protect it from infection. To protect your garden from the invasion of pests, insecticidal treatments will help you.

Read more about potato diseases in the materials of our website: fusarium wilting, alternaria, scab, late blight, verticelliosis.

In the fight against the Colorado potato beetle, chemicals will help: Aktara, Corado, Regent, Commander, Prestige, Lightning, Tanrek, Apache, Tabu.

The aforementioned potato variety has proven itself quite well, thanks to excellent taste of fruits and their high commercial characteristics.

They can be stored for a long time, so many gardeners grow this variety not only for personal consumption, but also for sale. Read also the materials on how to store potatoes in boxes in winter and what is the time frame for this vegetable.

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