Denomination: 'SAKCAL104'
Trade name: Calipetite Pink
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai
Breeder: Akinobu Ui, Sakata Seed Corporation, Shizuoka, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2013-04-26
Application Number: 13-8022
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-04-14
Certificate Number: 5240
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-04-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCALI11' (Superbells Pink)

Summary: The plants of 'SAKCAL104' are shorter, with shorter shoots, than those of 'USCALI11'. The leaf blade of 'SAKCAL104' is smaller than that of 'USCALI11'. At the transition to the corolla tube, the inner side of the corolla of 'SAKCAL104' is purple whereas it is more red purple for 'USCALI11'.


PLANT: upright growth habit

LEAF BLADE: narrow acute apex, no variegation, medium green on upper side

PEDICEL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, medium degree of lobing
COROLLA: inner side is purple (brighter than RHS N74A) when newly open, duller purple (RHS N74A) when fully open and lighter purple (lighter than RHS N74B) when aged; no conspicuousness of veins, small and rounded area of purple (RHS N74A) at transition to corolla tube
COROLLA LOBE: rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is yellow (RHS 7A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKCAL104' originated from a hybrid cross conducted at Kakegawa Research Station in 2006 by the breeder, Akinobu Ui, an employee of Sakata Seed Corporation, in Kakegawa, Japan. The cross involved the two proprietary varieties, '6dw-54B' as the female parent and '5Bdw-70A-1C' as the male parent. In November 2006, an F1 generation from the initial hybridization was grown and approximately 150 seeds were obtained. In February 2007, the seeds were sown in a greenhouse. From the resultant progeny, a single plant was selected in May 2007 based on its pink flower colour and compact plant growth habit. In July 2007, this plant was vegetatively propagated, cultivated and evaluated to confirm that the selection characteristics were fixed and stable. In February 2008, the selection was re-propagated, further cultivated and named 'SAKCAL104'.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'SAKCAL104' was conducted as an outdoor irrigated hanging basket trial during the summer of 2014 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on April 18, 2014 and transferred outside on June 10, 2014. Each basket contained 4 cuttings with a total of 5 baskets per variety. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants of each variety on June 23, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SAKCAL104' with reference variety 'USCALI11'

Plant height (cm)

  'SAKCAL104' 'USCALI11'
mean 10.3 17.8
std. deviation 0.35 2.99

Shoot length (cm)

  'SAKCAL104' 'USCALI11'
mean 10.2 22.9
std. deviation 1.00 3.37

Leaf blade length (cm)

  'SAKCAL104' 'USCALI11'
mean 2.6 3.2
std. deviation 0.23 0.19

Leaf blade width (cm)

  'SAKCAL104' 'USCALI11'
mean 0.8 1.2
std. deviation 0.13 0.13

Colour of inner side of corolla (RHS)

  'SAKCAL104' 'USCALI11'
at transition to corolla tube N74A 67A

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Calibrachoa: 'SAKCAL104' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI11' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'SAKCAL104' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI11' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'SAKCAL104' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI11' (right)

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