Not a single site is complete without potatoes. Experienced gardeners several varieties are planted at once, since they all differ in taste, ripening time, in the amount of starch and many other characteristics. Popular varieties are those that ripen within 80-100 days, which allows get the harvest at the end of August early September. This type includes potato variety Santana. It is believed that it is not picky about the conditions and is resistant to the bulk of potato diseases.
Santana is a table potato variety. They differ medium starch content (13-17%). Due to this, during cooking, the potato tubers do not boil, but remain firm, elastic. Due to this, such varieties good for salads, fries and stews as the potatoes retain their shape. But it is also suitable for mashed potatoes.
The plant does not grow strong, the leaves are medium to large in size with a slight waviness of the edge. The tubers are large, oval, even. The taste is very good, therefore it is popular among the population. The skin is smooth, yellow in color, the eyes are superficial. The corolla is small and has a reddish-purple color. The pulp is light yellow or white, darkens slowly.
The advantage of the Santana potato variety is that it resistant to some diseases. For example, potato cancer and golden cyst nematode are not afraid of him. And here late blight, especially in the field, can affect most of the crop. Potato tubers well stored, so it can be stored for the whole winter.