Red Skinned Advance Potato Hybrid 2001P-55 Released

22nd September 2013, Patna

DDG (Horticulture) and VC, RAU, Pusa releasing potato hybrid during AICRP Group meetingDr. N.K. Krishna Kumar, DDG (Horticulture) and Dr. R.K. Mittal, Vice Chancellor, RAU, Pusa, Samastipur released a new red skinned advance potato hybrid 2001P-55 developed by Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI), Shimla in the 31st Group Meeting of AICRP (Potato) held during September 20-22, 2013 at Central Potato Research Station, Patna.

Tubers of Advance Potato hybrid 2001P-55On this occasion Dr. Bir Pal Singh, Director, CPRI Shimla, Dr. M.S. Kadian, Potato Leader Lowland, CIP and Dr. P.M. Govindakrishnan, Project Coordinator AICRP (Potato), Shimla were also present.


This advance hybrid is suitable for eastern plains region which covers Bihar, West Bengal, Assam, Odisha, Jharkhand etc. The hybrid has a potential yield of 300-350 qt/ha and is moderately resistant to late blight disease. It also has a good keeping quality. Consumer in many parts of the eastern India likes potatoes with red skin. Hence the hybrid will help in boosting potato production in eastern states of the country.

Culture :2001P-55
Parentage :85 P 670 x CP-3192
Breeder :Dr. Shambhu Kuma, CPRS, Patna (Bihar)
Area of adaptation :Eastern Plains
Characteristics :Light red skin, shape round, medium deep eyes, flesh yellow, sprout pink, medium dormancy, moderately resistant to late blight disease
Potential Areas for adaptability :Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Orrisa, Chattisgarh, Eastern UP, Jharkhand, Jammu & Kashmir, Some part of Punjab states
Advantage over commercial varieties : Higher yield, late blight resistance and better keeping quality over control K. Lalima. It can ajptly replace late blight susceptible varieties and poor keeper varieties like Kufri Arun, Kufri Sindhuri & Kufri Lalima
Yield Potential :300-350 quintals per hectare
Maturity : 80 – 90 days
Keeping quality : Average
Cooking quality : Cooks easily (10-15 min) , texture waxy, no after cooking discoloration, pleasant flavour, taste acceptable

(Source: CPRI, Shimla)