Cal Peachy


Denomination: 'Cal Peachy'
Trade name: Callie Peach
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Robert Pierce, Watsonville, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-01-09
Application Number: 07-5703
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-01-11
Certificate Number: 3712
Date rights surrendered: 2015-01-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'KLECA06124' (MiniFamous Apricot Red Eye)

Summary: The plants of 'Cal Peachy' are smaller than those of 'KLECA06124'. 'Cal Peachy' has medium green elliptic leaves while 'KLECA06124' has light green obovate leaves. The sepals of 'Cal Peachy' have anthocyanin colouration present while those of 'KLECA06124' have no anthocyanin colouration. 'Cal Peachy' is more orange on the upper side of the corolla than 'KLECA06124'. The apex of the corolla lobes of 'Cal Peachy' are rounded and truncate while those of 'KLECA06124' are cuspidate. 'Cal Peachy' is yellow orange on the inner side of the corolla tube while 'KLECA06124' is yellow.


PLANT: trailing growth habit, short, narrow to medium width

LEAF BLADE: medium length, elliptic, broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side, no blistering
PETIOLE: very short to short

SEPAL: medium length, narrow, linear and elliptic, anthocyanin colouration present
FLOWER: single, medium diameter, salverform, short to medium length pedicel
COROLLA: weak to medium degree of lobing, two coloured on upper side
COROLLA LOBE: orange to orange pink (RHS 29B-C) with medium sized dark purple red to red (RHS 46A-C) eye marking at transition to corolla tube on upper side, red veins, medium to strong conspicuousness of veins on upper side, orange pink (RHS 27A) with light red pink (RHS 36A) around midvein on lower side, rounded and truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: short to medium length, yellow orange (RHS 13A) on inner side, medium conspicuousness of veins on inner side
ANTHER: yellowish white before pollen dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Cal Peachy' originated from a cross made in August 2004 by the breeder Robert Pierce, in Gilroy, California as part of a planned breeding program. The cross was conducted between the female parent 'Cal Goldey' and the male parent '1285', a proprietary seedling. The resultant seed from this cross was sown in a greenhouse in January 2005. In April 2005, a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder based on flower size and growth habit.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Cal Peachy' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2008 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on May 23, 2008. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on July 17, 2008. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Cal Peachy' with reference variety 'KLECA06124'

Plant height (cm)

  'Cal Peachy' 'KLECA06124'
mean 13.6 18.4
std. deviation 1.47 2.75

Plant width (cm)

  'Cal Peachy' 'KLECA06124'
mean 57.3 63.0
std. deviation 3.31 1.70

Main colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Cal Peachy' 'KLECA06124'
upper side 29B-C darker than 27A

Colour of corolla tube (RHS)

  'Cal Peachy' 'KLECA06124'
inner side 13A 9A

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Cal Peachy
Calibrachoa: 'Cal Peachy' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA06124' (right)

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Cal Peachy
Calibrachoa: 'Cal Peachy' (left) with reference variety 'KLECA06124' (right)

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