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Manitou | a potato variety with a high yield

Good potato variety for the Kenyan retail market

Manitou is a good potato variety for the Kenyan retail market. It produces big oval shaped tubers suitable as a table variety for cooking at home, either for chips, mashing or in stews.

Manitou is a red skin potato and medium to late maturing (110 days).

  • Kephis certified seed potatoes
  • Use: table and chips
  • Areas to be grown: suitable for all potato-growing regions
  • Maturity: late (>4 months)
  • Yield potential: high (15-20 tons/acre)
  • Tuber dormancy: medium (2-3 months)
  • Dry matter: 19%
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Manitou nestje met doorsnee

Plant description

Manitou is a tall variety with erect to semi-erect stems. Leaves are large and light green to green in colour. The flowers are violet. Manitou is very sensitive to harvest damage and needs to be hardened off for 3 weeks before harvesting.

Disease resistance/tolerance

A strict preventative spraying schedule against late blight is necessary as Manitou is susceptible to this.

A high demand of Manitou potatoes for the retail market

The potato variety Manitou is in a high demand by Kenyan retailers. Because of several reasons. 

  • Long dormancy
  • Good storability
  • Reduce of waste
  • Multifunctional use
Manitou in de hand
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Manitou potatoes in the field

Tuber features

  • Long oval tuber
  • Red smooth skin
  • Shallow eyes
  • Cream flesh
  • Good resistance to internal bruising

Planting distance

  • Seed size 1: 28/45
  • Seed size 2: 45/60

Where to buy the Manitou?

The Manitou can be bought at numerous collaborating 'aggregation hubs'. Contact an aggregation hub in your county for the possibilities.

Orders above 2,500kg or 50 bags orders can be ordered and collected directly from our farm on appointment!

List of aggregation hubs