KUFRI KIRAN: A NEW HEAT TOLERANT POTATO VARIETY
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ABSTRACT: Kufri Kiran is a heat tolerant table potato variety suitable for early planting in North Indian plains and for
main season planting in plateau regions. It is a clonal selection from the cross CP2372 √ CP1748. Its plants are medium tall
and vigorous with tolerance to mite and hopperburn. It produces attractive white-cream, ovoid tubers with shallow eyes
and cream flesh, possesses 19% tuber dry matter and has excellent keeping quality. Kufri Kiran has the ability to produce
up to 11% higher tuber yield than heat tolerant varieties Kufri Lima and Kufri Surya in North Indian plains in 15-20 days
early planted crop.
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