Manitou is a high yielding maincrop red variety with excellent eating characteristics and long term storability.
The tubers are oval long with shallow eyes. Manitou has a firm cooking type and has scored highly in sensory evaluation studies. It is suitable for baking, roasting, home fries and makes a lovely, smooth mashed potato. Has good heat tolerance and grows well on most soil types. Proven to out-yield Desiree with better disease resistance and dry matter.
Suggested fertiliser treatment
Nitrogen: standard advice.
Phosphate: standard advice.
Potassium: standard advice +10%.
35/45mm: 28cm (39,500 plants/Ha).
45/55mm: 32cm (34,500 plats/Ha).
Spacing figures for 90cm row width.
Do not use Metribuzin (Sencorex) as it gives a severe foliage reaction and serious yield reduction.
The variety is susceptible to Late Blight, maintain a preventative spraying schedule until all haulm is dead.
After desiccation allow sufficient time for skin set, this can take up to four weeks.
Average dormancy and is suitable for long term storage. Proven to store through to July.
Plant and tuber
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