Variety Name: Kufri PukhrajRights Holder | Breeder: CENTRAL POTATO RESEARCH INSTITUTE, SIMLACountry of Origin: India IndiaYear of of introduction: 1998
Kufri Pukhraj potatoes are medium to large in size and are oval to oblong with a slightly lumpy shape. Its light brown to gold skin is smooth and is known for its wax-like texture. The skin also has a few shallow eyes and is speckled with small brown spots.

The flesh is light yellow to gold and is waxy, firm, and dense. When cooked, Kufri Pukhraj potatoes have a tender texture and a mild and earthy flavor. Kufri Pukhraj potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

Morphological features
  • Canopy: Semi-compact
  • Stem: Green with purple pigment highly scattered throughout
  • Leaflet: Ovate-lanceolate
  • Flower: White
  • Tuber: Yellow, ovoid with shallow- medium eyes and yellow flesh
  • Sprout: Purple

Agronomic features
  • Adaptability: North Indian plains and plateau
  • Maturity: Early to medium
  • Average yield potential: 350-400 q/ha
  • Storability: Medium
  • Reaction to diseases/pests:
    • Early blight: resistant
    • Late blight: moderately resistant
    • Charcoal rot: not tested
    • Wart: immune
    • Viruses: not tested
    • Cyst nematodes: not tested
  • Consumer and processing quality: Easy to cook, texture waxy, flavour mild, free from after-cooking discoloration. Coloration on exposure to light
  • Special attributes: Early bulker, suitable for low input eco-system

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