KUFRI LIMA: A NEW HEAT TOLERANT POTATO VARIETY

Authors

  • Satish Kumar Luthra ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute

Keywords:

Kufri Lima, heat tolerance, mite and hopper burn, early planting

Abstract

Kufri Lima is a heat tolerant table potato variety suitable for early planting in North Indian plains. It is
an exotic clone CIP397065.28 (CP4054) descendant of cross CIP391180.6 √ CIP392820.1 developed at International Potato
Center, Lima, Peru. Its plants are tall and vigorous with tolerance to mite and hopper burn. The passport data reveals
that it has resistance to PYX, PVY and moderate resistance to root knot nematode. It produces attractive white-cream,
ovoid tubers with shallow eyes and cream flesh, possess 19% tuber dry matter and good keeping quality. Kufri Lima
has ability to produce up to 19% high tuber yield than heat tolerant variety Kufri Surya in North Indian plains in 15-20
days early planted crop.

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Author Biography

Satish Kumar Luthra, ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute

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Published

2021-09-21

How to Cite

Luthra, S. K. (2021). KUFRI LIMA: A NEW HEAT TOLERANT POTATO VARIETY. Potato Journal, 47(2). Retrieved from https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/PotatoJ/article/view/107406