KUFRI LALIT: A LIGHT RED SKIN POTATO VERIETY FOR EASTERN PLAINS


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Authors

  • Shambu Kumar Central Potato Research Station - Patna
  • E Eradasappa Central Potato Research Station - Patna
  • Vinod Kumar Central Potato Research Station - Kufri, Shimla 12

Keywords:

Potato, red skinned, variety, high yield, late blight resistance, keeping quality, eastern plains

Abstract

KUFRI LALIT: A LIGHT RED SKINNED POTATO VARIETY FOR EASTERN PLAINS Shambhu Kumar1 , E Eradasappa1 , Vinod Kumar2 and B Prasad1

ABSTRACT: Kufri Lalit (2001- P-55) is a selection from the cross 85-P-670 √ CP3192 and is a medium maturing variety (80- 90 days duration). Its tubers are attractive having light red skin, round shaped, yellow flesh and firm tubers with medium deep eyes having moderate dry matter content (18%). It also possesses good keeping quality, medium tuber dormancy period (>6 weeks) and field resistance to late blight comparable with Kufri Himalini. It also produced higher average tuber yield (15.81%) than Kufri Lalima in trials conducted across the eastern plains of India. In a three year trial at Patna it produced 24% higher yield than Kufri Arun. The variety can aptly replace the existing red skinned varieties Kufri Lalima, Kufri Sindhuri and Kufri Arun on account of higher yield, better resistance to late blight and better keeping quality

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Author Biographies

  • Shambu Kumar, Central Potato Research Station - Patna

    Principal Scientist(Plant Breeding)

  • E Eradasappa, Central Potato Research Station - Patna
    Scientist (Senior Scale)
  • Vinod Kumar, Central Potato Research Station - Kufri, Shimla 12
    Principal Scientist (Plant Breeding)

Submitted

2017-05-16

Published

2018-07-09

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KUFRI LALIT: A LIGHT RED SKIN POTATO VERIETY FOR EASTERN PLAINS. (2018). Potato Journal, 44(2). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/PotatoJ/article/view/70445