Kakegawa S79


Denomination: 'Kakegawa S79'
Trade name: Cat's Eye Calico
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Breeder: Sakata Seed Corporation, Yokohama, Japan
Agent in Canada: Variety Rights Management
475 County Road 18
R.R. #2
Oxford Station, Ontario
K0G 1T0
Tel: 613-258-9015
Application Date: 2004-03-18
Application Number: 04-4120
Date Withdrawn: 2007-11-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sunbelki' (Million Bells Yellow)

Summary: 'Kakegawa S79' has a slightly larger leaf than 'Sunbelki'. The flower diameter of 'Kakegawa S79' is slightly larger than 'Sunbelki'. 'Kakegawa S79' has a yellow to yellow orange flower colour with red to orange brown colour along the midrib and at the transition to the corolla tube while it is yellow in 'Sunbelki'. The inside of the corolla tube of 'Kakegawa S79' has a yellow orange colour while it is yellow to light yellow in 'Sunbelki'.


PLANT: short height, upright to creeping growth habit
SHOOT: medium length, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration

LEAF BLADE: shape ranging from elliptic to obovate, broad acute to obtuse apex, medium green upper side, no variegation, no petiole

FLOWER: single type, absent anthocyanin colouration of sepals
COROLLA: weak lobing, cuspidate to rounded apex of corolla lobe, yellow to yellow orange (RHS 7C/11A) upper side with red to orange brown (RHS N34A/B) colour along the midrib and at the transition zone to the corolla tube, light yellow (RHS 12D) lower side
COROLLA TUBE (inner side): yellow orange (RHS 13A/B), strong conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kakegawa S79' originated from a cross made in May 2001 in Kakegawa, Japan. The female parent was calibrachoa breeding line 0B-10AA-1A, and the male parent was the calibrachoa breeding line 9B-8AA-1A. In August 2001, F1 seed was sown from this cross and planted in a greenhouse. Three plants regardless of flower colour or habit were selected and intercrossed to produce F2 generation seed. In February 2002, 100 lines of the F2 seed were grown and evaluated. The F2 plants all had bronze vein flower colour and were either semi-creeping or mounding in habit. Four plants were selected for their bronze vein flower colour and semi-creeping habit and were vegetatively propagated. In the summer of 2002, these four selections were evaluated in 9cm pots in a greenhouse as well as under field conditions. One selection was chosen based on these evaluations and further evaluated from new vegetative plants in August 2002.

Tests & Trials: Test and trials for 'Kakegawa S79' were conducted during the summer of 2006 at Oxford Station, Ontario. 15 plants of each variety were individually grown in 10 cm pots in a poly house. Plants were spaced 13 cm apart. Observations and measurements were taken on 10 plants of each variety. All colour observations were made using the RHS Colour Chart 2001.

Comparison tables for 'Kakegawa S79' with reference variety 'Sunbelki'

Leaf length (cm)

  'Kakegawa S79' 'Sunbelki'
mean 2.95 2.18
std. deviation 0.14 0.45

Leaf width (cm)

  'Kakegawa S79' 'Sunbelki'
mean 0.89 0.65
std. deviation 0.12 0.16

Corolla lobe colour (RHS)

  'Kakegawa S79' 'Sunbelki'
upper side 7C/11A 9A/12A
upper side transition zone N34A/B N/A
lower side 12D 12C

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Kakegawa S79
Calibrachoa: 'Kakegawa S79' (left) with reference variety 'Sunbelki' (right)

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