Gorbachevka, Jacket-skirt, Festivalny - the folk variety of potatoes Ivan-da-Marya has many names

 Gorbachevka, Jacket-skirt, Festivalny - the folk variety of potatoes Ivan-da-Marya has many names

The literature for gardeners is full of descriptions and photos of various varieties of potatoes. They differ in terms of ripening, shape, taste and purpose. One variety makes an excellent puree, the other makes fries. There are white, purple, pink. Or, like Ivan da Marya, multi-colored.

Where did the multi-colored potato come from: description of the variety and photo of tubers

Ivan da Marya is a variety of folk selection. Distributed in the south of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. It is called differently in each area: Gorbachevka - because it appeared in Russia in 1995, during perestroika, Little Red Riding Hood, Jacket-skirt, Festivalny. But he leads the pedigree from the Dutch potato Picasso. Some breeders believe that this is the same variety, but there are differences in the color of the pulp and rind, in taste.... Ancestor - Scottish potatoes King Edward. And a distant relative with a beet-colored peel and white flesh, never sick, grows in the wild nature of Peru. The variegated peel of Ivan da Marya, resistance to many viral pathogens originates from it.

First, the potato tubers Ivan da Marya attract attention with their unusual color, and then they win sympathy with their excellent taste.

Ivan da Marya is a medium early variety, ripens in 85–95 days from the moment of planting. The bush of this variety is low, spreading, with light lilac flowers that quickly fall off and do not tie berries. The tubers are oval, their average weight is 80–120 g. The upper half of this potato is red, the lower half is beige. The eyes are pink, recessed. The pulp is white. The taste of the boiled tubers containing 14–18% starch is excellent. Productivity is 240 centners per hectare. When stored, up to 10% of tubers are affected by dry rot, but the variety is resistant to potato cancer, most viruses, late blight of tubers. There is no resistance to scab, late blight of tops, leaf-rolling virus.

Table: positive and negative characteristics of multi-colored potatoes

Early ripening.Strongly affected by scab.
Delicious and tasty.The foliage suffers from phytophthora.
Attractive presentation.During storage, tubers can become diseased with dry rot.
Versatility of use.Deep eyes, giving a lot of waste when cleaning.
Demanding on moisture, when the soil dries out, even for a short time, the yield decreases.
Does not suffer from potato cancer.Susceptible to leaf roll virus.
The potato nematode does not colonize the plant.
Resistant to many potato viruses.
Phytophthora from tops does not apply to tubers.

Ivan da Marya blooms with a few lilac flowers


Planting potatoes begins with preliminary marking and preparation of ridges, dressing of seed material, germination of tubers.

This plant loves to be cool, but damp areas where water accumulates should be avoided. Its excess contributes to the rotting of tubers and the spread of all kinds of diseases.

Preplanting tubers

For planting, it is advisable to choose medium-sized potatoes, about the size of a chicken egg.

It is noticed that when sowing with small seeds, several large potatoes are formed in the hole. A powerful bush with an abundance of small tubers develops from a large potato.

One month before planting, seed potatoes are removed from storage. To awaken the eyes, it is useful to warm up the tubers in a hot (40–45 aboutC) a bright pink solution of potassium permanganate. After cooling, drain the liquid, rinse and dry the seed tubers. After such processing, put the potatoes in a bright, cool room for twenty days. Ten days before planting, transfer the tubers to a dark, warm place for germination, shifting the layers of potatoes with damp newspapers or sawdust. With this preparation, the ripening of the crop will accelerate by two weeks.

Before planting in the ground, potatoes need to be warmed up, germinated

Preparing a nutrient bed and planting potatoes

Potatoes are grown in a variety of ways. One of the most common, guaranteeing the maximum yield, is planting in pre-prepared nutrient beds:

  1. The place for planting is chosen sunny, without shading. Prepare the soil in the fall.
  2. They break through grooves 15–20 cm deep and 50–60 cm wide. The further south the region, the deeper the trench should be. The rows are arranged in the direction from south to north with a distance of 75–80 cm between them.
  3. Prepared ditches are filled with manure, humus, weeds, cut grass, rotted sawdust. Top up with previously removed earth and leave until spring.

    The trench is filled with various organics

  4. When planting, add wood ash (1 glass per meter of the bed) and, if the soil is dry, water the ridges with water.
  5. At the beginning of the sowing season, when the soil warms up to 12-15 aboutC, proceed to planting. This usually happens around May 15th. Landmark - budding on a birch.

    They start planting potatoes Ivan da Marya when the earth warms up to 12-15 degrees

  6. Tubers are laid on the prepared ridges on top of the soil at a distance of 23–35 cm, without deepening them.
  7. With the help of a hoe or a flat cutter, they rake the earth on the potatoes from the rows from both sides to form ridges. The smaller the tubers, the smaller the distance between them should be, and vice versa.

    Landing close to finish

Potato care Ivan da Marya

Planting care consists in hilling, watering, weeding, and pest control. Potatoes do not need fertilizing with a properly tucked trench.

On a well-groomed plantation and the harvest will be outstanding


It is recommended to sprinkle potatoes twice, and in regions with frost until the beginning of June three times. When shoots appear, they are huddled to protect them from frost. You can also cover plants from the cold with mulch: rotten hay or stale sawdust. The second hilling will be required when the sprouts reach 15 cm, the third - two weeks after the second.

Hilled potatoes form additional stolons - underground parts of the stems on which tubers are formed, due to which the yield increases by 25–30%.

When raking the soil against the bush, avoid pushing the stems of the plant together. Potatoes Ivan da Marya have sprawling shoots, laid down, they need to be pushed even further and covered with earth in the middle of the bush. Then the stolons with tubers will be tied up both outside and inside the bush, giving an additional 2-3 more potatoes on each shoot.

Hilling potatoes is guaranteed to increase the yield


Water for potatoes Ivan da Marya is especially required during budding and tying tubers. Their number directly depends on the amount of moisture. And after flowering, the moisture will determine the size of the potatoes. Even a short drying out of the soil affects the yield. Usually, the rains are enough for potatoes.

Mulching the row spacings with mowed grass and weeds will help to maintain constant moisture in the garden. It is useful to sow green manure between the rows of potatoes. Plants that are cut and left on the ground will keep the soil from drying out.

In dry years, potatoes need additional moisture. Watering is combined with hilling: the aisles are abundantly moistened and the plants are flooded with wet soil. You cannot pour water directly under the bushes.

The best way to water plants, including potatoes, is drip

Disease and pest control

The Ivan da Marya variety has a fairly good ailment resistance. But still, this potato also has diseases and enemies, which, as they say, you need to know by sight and be ready to protect the garden from this scourge.

Table: diseases that the variety is susceptible to

Name of the diseaseSymptoms and causesPrevention and treatment
ScabConvex rough spots on tubers. They do not affect the taste and preservation of potatoes. Reasons:
  • excess nitrogen in the soil;
  • introduction of fresh manure before planting;
  • dry and hot summer.
  • Add a few crystals of boric acid to the tuber hole;
  • do not overfeed plants with nitrogen.
PhytophthoraDark spots appear on the lower leaves that spread throughout the tops. Late blight appears in mid-August everywhere.
  • Spray tubers with Fitosporin before planting;
  • treat the tops with Phytosporin after the second hilling;
  • at the first signs of the appearance of the disease on the leaves, repeat the spraying;
  • when late blight spots appear, pour the tops of a yeast solution from a watering can (100 g of yeast per 10 liters of water);
  • dig up potatoes before August 15, until late blight has hit the plants.
PLRV Leaf Roll VirusLeaves become hard and curled, tubers unusable. The virus is transmitted with diseased planting material or sucking insects - aphids.At the first sign of the disease, dig up the affected bushes and destroy.
Dry rot of potato tubersDark dry spots on tubers that appear during storage of damaged tubers.
  • Grow healthy plants without skin damage;
  • when laying in storage, carefully lay out the tubers so as not to damage;
  • carefully sort the tubers so as not to damage the skin of the potatoes;
  • before laying the crop, treat the storage from fungal infections.

Photo gallery: diseases of a multicolored variety

Table: pests of potato beds

Colorado beetleThe beetle and its larvae feed on young potato tops, eating the leaves to the bottom. They can destroy the entire plantation in a week.
  • Manually collect larvae and adults of the Colorado potato beetle during the hot season;
  • if there are a lot of pests, spray with Fitoverm or Sonnet, Aktara preparations;
  • carry out early planting so that the plants have time to get stronger and harden before the mass reproduction of beetles.
WirewormTough as a wire, the larva of the click beetle, similar to a light brown worm, gnaws holes in the potato, making the tuber unusable. It reproduces in the roots of wheatgrass.
  • Apply Nemabakt - a biological product that is not harmful to humans. (applied according to the instructions for the drug);
  • destroy wheatgrass in the area.
MedvedkaAn insect resembling a cancer lives in the soil, breaks through passages in search of food, gnaws all plants that come across on the way. In potatoes, it damages stems, roots and tubers.
  • Scare off the pest with drugs or plants with a strong odor;
  • arrange traps from manure, in which the bear builds nests. From time to time, the manure is loosened and the insects gathered in it are destroyed.
MouseThey can nibble on most of the potato crop.
  • Install rodent repellents near the beds;
  • plant beans on potatoes, mice cannot stand the smell of their roots;
  • install mousetraps.

Photo gallery: enemies of Ivan da Marya

Video: protecting potatoes from pests

Harvesting and storage

Potatoes ripen about thirty days after flowering. With proper care, Ivan da Marya gives up to 240 centners per hectare. Harvesting begins as soon as the lower leaves on the bushes turn yellow. During harvesting, you need to immediately sort the tubers, choosing potatoes for seeds from the productive bushes. Since Ivan da Marya is prone to degeneration, planting material must be carefully selected only from healthy and fertile bushes.

Subject to agricultural technology, the Ivan-da-Marya variety cannot be called a poor crop

It is impossible to wash potatoes after harvesting: a thin layer of soil on the tubers protects the crop from damage.

The harvested marketable potatoes must be dried in a dry, dark place for at least 10 days and only then sent for storage. The temperature in the storage should not be higher than 4-5 aboutWITH.

Seed potatoes, on the other hand, need to be exposed to the sun for at least 7 days until they turn green. Store seeds separately from other potatoes. Green tubers cannot be eaten because of the poisonous solanine, which was formed under the influence of sunlight. Due to the tendency of the Ivan da Marya variety to dry rot, potatoes must be sorted out several times during storage.

If you powder the potatoes with ash before storing, the tubers will not get sick with rot.

Ivan da Marya is a universal variety. This means that you can cook any dish from this potato. Puree from it is obtained without lumps, fried does not fall apart during cooking, rich soups, and baked has no equal in taste.

What could be tastier than potatoes!

Reviews of vegetable growers about the taste and characteristics of the variety

The multicolored potato Ivan da Marya is known to gardeners in many countries. In order for it to show itself in all its glory, it is important to take into account the characteristics of the variety, to help with proper care. Those who competently handle this type of potato do not get sick and give high yields. Therefore, in seed markets in any region, you can find variegated tubers of Ivan da Marya on the shelves. And there is no need to persuade buyers. The variety is updated and maintained, and the lovers of truly tasty potatoes are told about it.

In common people, the variety is called Matryoshka, Ryabinka, Little Red Riding Hood. And all because of the bizarre color of the tubers.

Origin and development

The Ivan da Marya variety is the result of the renaming of the Dutch Picasso potato variety by domestic breeders. Picasso was created at the end of the 20th century by AGRICO U.A. in the homeland of potatoes - in Holland.

In 1995, the Picasso variety was entered in the State Register of Russia and received the popular name Ivan da Marya.

Distinctive features, appearance

Potatoes Ivan da Marya is difficult to confuse with another variety: the surface of the tubers seems to be painted with an intricate artist's brush.

The main external differences characteristic of the variety:

  1. Unusual color of the skin of tubers - bright crimson eyes and spots on a yellow background.
  2. Vegetation period - 110-130 days
  3. The average starch content is from 7.9 to 13.5%.
  4. Good keeping quality of tubers - more than 90%.
  5. Large size of tubers: the average weight of one potato is 100-180 g.
  6. High content of vitamin C, which reaches its maximum during the harvest season.
  7. The ability to grow in any region due to the good survival rate of the variety.

Description and characteristics of the plant and crop

The Ivan da Marya bush is formed straight with spreading stems and large dark green leaves. The plant is characterized by large white, lilac-cream inflorescences that quickly fall off. The variety is characterized by large tubers. The peel on the tuber is two-colored - yellow or creamy raspberry color. The eyes are crimson, small, in small numbers and unevenly spaced. The pulp is creamy.

The variety is considered high-yielding - from one plot measuring 10 × 10 m, from 190 to 320 kg of potatoes are harvested. This is approximately 200-320 kg / ha. Each bush usually produces up to 20 medium to large potatoes.

Delicious potato variety Ivan da Marya: detailed description

Potatoes are a welcome guest on every table. It was brought from Europe only under Peter the Great, and in just two centuries the culture became popular. There are at least a couple of beds on each personal suburban area. The markets offer a wide variety, including the Dutch variety Ivan da Marya. Description and features of cultivation - below.

Description and characteristics of the variety

Potatoes Ivan da Marya is a late-ripening variety. Among the characteristics of its cultivation, it fully matures in up to 120 days. It belongs to the Dutch selection, bred on the basis of the famous Picasso variety. It was entered into the register of breeding achievements of our state in 1995.From this date, it is officially grown in the fields and plots of farmers and summer residents, used for planting by agro-industrial complexes and enterprises.

Domestic summer residents and gardeners fell in love with the tall bush of the Dutch guest, thanks to which the processes of hilling and weeding are simplified. Although long stems have a minus: young shoots lean towards the soil. Flowering is profuse, without the formation of inflorescences.

After 115–120 days after planting the tubers, you can harvest. Medium-sized dug potatoes have a pleasant-looking milky flesh color. The color of the peel of ripe tubers is distinguished by a combination of the main yellow background and pink spots. On average, the starch content ranges from 8 to 14 percent.

With proper care, high yields are inherent: from one hundred square meters you can get up to 320 kg. Each bush ripens up to 12 tubers with an average weight of 120 g. The size of some fruits is quite large and reaches 180 grams in weight.

Advantages and disadvantages

The popular potato Ivan da Marya has its own advantages and disadvantages. The advantages of this variety:

  • unpretentious care
  • has a high yield in almost all climatic zones of Russia
  • has excellent taste
  • well tolerates high temperature drops, periods of drought
  • perfectly stored in the basement or basement of a private house.

The disadvantages of this plant include a high degree of damage by pests and some diseases. Potato scab and Colorado potato beetle are especially dangerous.

A necessary condition for obtaining a high yield is the obligatory renewal of the planting material. The correct acidity of the soil in the beds is also important.

Growing features

The Ivan da Marya potatoes offered for sale are quite easy to cultivate. To get a good harvest, you need to follow the rules for planting potato beds when planting. They should be separated by a distance of 50-60 cm. The gap between the holes is 40-50 cm. This is necessary for the convenience of processing, designed to protect plants from damage by diseases and pests.

It is important to remember that this variety cannot be additionally cleaned of eyes before planting, as they will accelerate the appearance of the first shoots.

To provide full care for potatoes, you will need to adhere to the following recommendations:

  1. Before planting, you need to carefully loosen and dry the soil.
  2. It can be planted in any type of soil. But still, the best option is loamy. To get a crop in sandy or clayey areas, you will need to pre-fertilize them. Clay soil can be "lightened" by adding sand. Add a layer of compost with a thickness of at least 2 centimeters to the sandy one.
  3. In a small area, it is better to place two or three bushes at a distance of 40-50 centimeters from each other. This will help the development of the root system, large tubers, and provide a large harvest.
  4. In particular, cultivation includes weeding 6-7 times per season.
  5. Hilling is performed 2 to 4 times as the tops of the bushes grow. During this period, it is advisable not to let it completely lie on the ground. Under the green mass, conditions can be formed that contribute to the defeat of plantings by pests and diseases. Fallen tops will complicate further processing.

With proper care, the gardener will receive a large crop of potatoes with tasty and satisfying pulp at the end of the season. The variety is distinguished by good keeping quality and will be a welcome guest on the table for the whole next year.

What does a potato look like in the photo?

Here you can see a photo of a vegetable of this variety.

History of origin potato variety "Ivan da Shura"

Potatoes of the "Ivan da Shura" variety are the result of the author's selection. The variety was bred in the only experimental nursery in Russia (Kaluga region), whose specialization is new promising hybrids.

At the moment there is no official registration in the State Register of Russia, but the seed is available for sale.

The table below presents data on the yield of other potato varieties:

Farmers reviews

And what do those who have already tried to plant Ivan and Marya think? What are their impressions of this potato variety?

Valery, Vologda: “Two years ago I tried to plant the variety Ivan da Marya for the first time after I saw it in the photo. It tolerates drought well, so I water it only once or twice for the whole season. After each harvest, I must fertilize the plot and dig it up. Maybe that's why this potato produces 19 tubers from one bush. "

Nadezhda, Tambov: "The variety Ivan da Marya took for planting from neighbors. Before that, I did not even imagine that there is such a potato. Now I plant only him. The taste is good, and the harvest is good. One thing is upsetting: the Colorado potato beetle has already gotten into the habit of the tops. We have to carry out 2-3 treatments with drugs every year. "

The most unpretentious varieties

In our country, there are many areas with poor soil.

The varieties described below are suitable for these regions:


German origin. Drought tolerant. Tasty. Productivity - up to 25 t / ha.


One of the most sustainable. Drought tolerant. Productivity - up to 25 t / ha. Not resistant to some diseases.


Early. Undemanding. High-yielding - up to 40 t / ha. The peel is white.

The better the care of these varieties, the more abundant the harvest will be.

Most drought-resistant:

  • Arosa
  • Slav
  • Minerva
  • Sprint
  • Bellarosa
  • Laura
  • Picasso
  • Agave


Bred by Ukrainian breeders. Late. One potato can weigh up to 180 g. Color - pink-purple. Elongated shape. One plant forms up to 15 pcs.

Contains up to 13% starch. Productivity - up to 40 t / ha.


Yellow potatoes weighing up to 200 g. Early. The flowers are white. Contains up to 17% starch. Productivity - 10 - 30 t / ha.

Varieties for the regions of Russia

There are varieties of potatoes that can only grow in certain climatic conditions.

Varieties for the South of Russia:

  • Red scarlet
  • Blue
  • Evgeniya
  • Zolsky

Best for planting in Northern Russia:

  • Ladozhsky
  • Gloria
  • Bronnitsky
  • Visa

Best for growing in temperate climates:

  • Vineta
  • Nevsky
  • Rosara

But we must not forget that this vegetable pleases with a high yield only with appropriate care.

You need to choose varieties that are suitable for the area where they will grow. To obtain a bountiful harvest, planting material must be renewed every 3 to 5 years. It is required to make a crop rotation every few years.

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I was looking for new interesting potato varieties - I came across this selection. Helpful. Especially for those who are just starting to deal with potatoes. Alas, it is difficult for me to choose varieties of potatoes, like other root crops - the area is shaded, the soil is often wet. Therefore, for me, one of the most important qualities is resistance to rot. I found a couple of options here that I have not tried yet, let's see what happens. But it would be more convenient if, according to this indicator, the varieties were also brought together in a single list, as in terms of drought resistance. And then while you study that potato encyclopedia - the planting season will end)))
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