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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).
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.
A strict preventative spraying schedule against late blight is necessary as Manitou is susceptible to this.
The potato variety Manitou is in a high demand by Kenyan retailers. Because of several reasons.