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Michalina comes up with an outstanding resistance to drought and convinces with an extraordinary, award-winning taste.


Variety characteristic:

Michalina is characterized by a very rapid foliage development, resulting in dense foliage. Due to the extremely strong root system, it is suitable for cultivation on sandy soils. This variety tolerates periodic water shortages, thus gaining a real advantage over other varieties. Even in the years with drought, a satisfactory yield can be obtained. Michalina is known for a high yield of big sized tubers set deep in the ridge. The outstanding attribute of this variety is a pronounced taste. Our variety with favourite flavor has won many trophies in culinary competitions for consumers. It has a good appearance with shallow eyes, yellow skin and light yellow flesh, which is ideal for pre-packing market. Due to the short period of dormancy of tubers and quite early sprout stimulation, it is recommended to store it in a controlled atmosphere or to sale the tubers in late autumn.

Plant and tuber:

Flesh colour: light yellow
Skin colour: yellow
Tuber shape: round oval
Eye depth: 7,1 – shallow
Foliage development: very rapid, uniform emergence
Storage ability: 6,0 – good
Yield: 55,3 t/ha (according to COBORU) – very high
Dormancy period: short
Length of the vegetation period: 99 days


Consumption quality:

Cooking type: AB – firm (starch content 11,4%)
Taste: 7,0 – very good
Especially recommended for: steamed and boiled potatoes, oven-roasted potatoes, salad, soup



PCN: Ro1 – resistant
Synchytrium endobioticum: D1 – resistant
Common scab: 6,0 – medium/high
Mechanical damage: 6,0 – medium/high
Foliage blight: 3,0 – medium
Tuber blight: 4,0 – medium
Potato virus Y (PVY): 7,0 – high
Metribuzin sensitivity: moderately sensitive


Site requirements:

Michalina has low demands to soil quality, water supply and fertilization. It is especially suitable for lighter soil types. Resistant to stress related to drought. Tolerant to periodic excess of water.

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