Azerbaijan Introduces Four New Potato Varieties
Azerbaijan has begun growing four new potato varieties, Director of the Scientific Research Institute of Vegetable Growing of Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry, Elmar Allahverdiyev told Trend News Agency.
The four new potato varieties – Chenlibel, Ugur, Turan and Vagif – have already been grown in greenhouses and are distinguished by their higher yield. In recent years, work has been carried out to grow their seeds. These varieties are more resistant to diseases and pests, and are also suitable for cultivation in arid areas, such as the non-irrigated conditions of highlands.
The varieties were submitted to the Agency for Agricultural Services for approval, Allahverdiyev added. “The registration process began in 2019. We hope that certificates for the new varieties will be issued by next year.”
Previously, a new variety of potatoes had been introduced in Azerbaijan in 2006. Currently, three local potato varieties – Sevinj, Telman and Amiri – are grown in the country.