Denomination: 'SAKCAL108'
Trade name: Calipetite White
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: 13-8026
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-04-14
Certificate Number: 5243
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-04-14

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'USCALI386-2' (Superbells White) and 'Cabaret White'

Summary: The plants of 'SAKCAL108' are shorter, with shorter shoots, than those of both reference varieties. The corolla of 'SAKCAL108' is narrower than that of 'USCALI386-2'.


PLANT: upright growth habit

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

PEDICEL: no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, medium degree of lobing
COROLLA: inner side is white (RHS NN155D), absent or very weak conspicuousness of veins, no colour change at transition to corolla tube
COROLLA LOBE: truncate apex
COROLLA TUBE: inner side is yellow (RHS 12A)

Origin & Breeding History: 'SAKCAL108' originated from a hybrid cross conducted at Kakegawa Research Station in 2007 by the breeder, Akinobu Ui, an employee of Sakata Seed Corporation, in Kakegawa, Japan. The cross involved the two proprietary varieties, '7B-15A' as the female parent and '6dw-1A-1B' as the male parent. In February 2007, an F1 generation from the initial hybridization was grown and approximately 200 seeds were obtained. From the resultant progeny, a single plant was selected in May 2007 based on its white flower colour and compact plant growth habit. In July 2007, the selected plant was vegetatively propagated, cultivated and evaluated to confirm that the selection characteristics remained stable. It was later named 'SAKCAL108'.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'SAKCAL108' 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 varieties. 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 24, 2014. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SAKCAL108' with reference varieties 'USCALI386-2' and 'Cabaret White'

Plant height (cm)

  'SAKCAL108' 'USCALI386-2' 'Cabaret White'
mean 9.6 14.8 13.6
std. deviation 0.69 0.65 0.70

Shoot length (cm)

  'SAKCAL108' 'USCALI386-2' 'Cabaret White'
mean 10.8 20.0 16.2
std. deviation 0.51 1.49 1.35

Corolla width (cm)

  'SAKCAL108' 'USCALI386-2' 'Cabaret White'
mean 2.6 3.1 2.8
std. deviation 0.17 0.16 0.20

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Calibrachoa: 'SAKCAL108' (left) with reference varieties 'USCALI386-2' (centre) and 'Cabaret White' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'SAKCAL108' (left) with reference varieties 'USCALI386-2' (centre) and 'Cabaret White' (right)

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