USCAL23101

Calibrachoa

Denomination: 'USCAL23101'
Trade name: Superbells Cherry Red Improved
Botanical Name: Calibrachoa
Applicant/Holder: Plant 21 LLC
32149 Aquaduct Road
Bonsall, California
92003
United States of America
Breeder: Ushio Sakazaki, Shiga, Japan
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Canada
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2014-04-03
Application Number: 14-8251
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-08-26
Certificate Number: 5318
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-08-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'USCALI28' (Superbells Red)

Summary: The shoot and pedicel of 'USCAL23101' are shorter than those of 'USCALI28'. The pedicel of 'USCAL23101' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the pedicel of 'USCALI28' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The flower of 'USCAL23101' has medium conspicuousness of veins while the flower of 'USCALI28' has weak conspicuousness of veins. When newly opened, the corolla lobe of 'USCAL23101' is purple whereas that of 'USCALI28' is dark purple red. When fully opened, the corolla lobe of 'USCAL23101' is purple whereas that of 'USCALI28' is dark purple red to dark pink red. When aged, the corolla lobe of 'USCAL23101' is purple whereas that of 'USCALI28' is purple with more red tones.

Description:

PLANT: semi-upright growth habit

LEAF BLADE: broad acute apex, no variegation, medium green

PEDICEL: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, medium degree of lobing, medium conspicuousness of veins
COROLLA LOBE: inner side purple (darker than 61A) when newly opened, purple (closest to 61A) when fully opened and purple (closest to RHS 72A) when aged; small to medium sized brown purple (RHS 187A) incomplete rounded area at transition to corolla tube, no marking, no colour change due to environment, cuspidate and rounded apex
COROLLA TUBE (INNER SIDE): yellow (RHS 9A), medium conspicuousness of veins

Origin & Breeding History: 'USCAL23101' was bred and developed by the breeder, Ushio Sakazaki as part of a planned breeding program. The new variety originated from a controlled cross between the proprietary varieties designated '10CJ49-01', as the female parent, and '09C896-12B', as the male parent. The cross was conducted in Higashiomi, Shiga, Japan on May 5, 2010. 'USCAL23101' was selected as a single plant from the resultant progeny on May 13, 2011 in Bonsall, California, USA based on summer performance, flowering time and flower colour. Asexual reproduction by vegetative tip cuttings was first conducted on May 16, 2011 in Bonsall, California, USA.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'USCAL23101' was conducted outdoors in an irrigated hanging basket trial during the summer of 2015 at BioFlora Inc. in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 20 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 30 cm hanging baskets on May 19, 2015. 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 July 7, 2015. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.


Comparison tables for 'USCAL23101' with reference variety 'USCALI28'

Shoot length (cm)

  'USCAL23101' 'USCALI28'
mean 20.9 25.6
std. deviation 0.99 2.12

Pedicel length (cm)

  'USCAL23101' 'USCALI28'
mean 1.6 2.7
std. deviation 0.26 0.33

Colour of inner side of corolla lobe (RHS)

  'USCAL23101' 'USCALI28'
newly opened darker than 61A closest to 53A
fully opened closest to 61A 53B-C
aged closest to 72A 64A-B

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL23101' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI28' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL23101' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI28' (right)

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Calibrachoa: 'USCAL23101' (left) with reference variety 'USCALI28' (right)

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