Denomination: 'Bobine'
Botanical Name: Cichorium intybus
Applicant/Holder: VILMORIN SA
Route du Manoir
La Menitré
Breeder: Alain Lecompte, VILMORIN SA, La Menitré, France
Agent in Canada: ROBIC
1001 Square Victoria
Bloc E - 8e étage
Montreal, Quebec
H2Z 2B7
Tel: 514-987-2717
Application Date: 2016-07-25
Application Number: 16-8983

Variety Description


PLANT: witloof type chicory, very short to short at vegetative state, medium to strong bolting from early sowing

FOLIAGE: semi-erect attitude

LEAF: erect attitude of tip, short, very narrow, large length to width ratio, light to medium green, weak to medium glossiness, concave in cross-section, weak anthocyanin coloration of midrib
LEAF BLADE: weak blistering, strong degree of undulation on margin, strong degree of incisions on basal part, medium to strong density of medium depth incisions of margins on upper third, weakly pointed tip

FLOWERING PERIOD: early to mid-season
FLOWERING STEM: short, medium degree of branching
STIPULE: very small, large dentation
FLOWER: blue, no male sterility

HEAD: long, small diameter, large length to diameter ratio, elliptic in longitudinal section, rounded apex, midrib has creamish hue, medium yellow on outer side of leaf blade, absent or very weak blistering of leaf blade, apex is fully open, loose, short axis, very low percentage of brown axes

SEED: white

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bobine' originated from an initial cross made in 1993 between line 1089 of Cichorium intybus and a heading or rosette line of Cichorium endivia at La Ménitré, department of Maine-et-Loire, France. From 1994 to 2006, intercrossed progeny of successive generations were selected according to the root tuberization and the capacity to produce highly dentate leaves. At each step, the selected plants were cloned after forcing, vernalized and put in isolation for intercropping. In 2006, two plants, 17-1 and 119729-07, were crossed and the resulting self-crossed progeny was evaluated for 5 generations. In 2012, the variety 'Bobine' resulted from this character-setting process and it is not a hybrid.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Bobine' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, reference number DEE 4062216, purchased from the French Group for the Study and Control of Varieties and Seeds in Beaucouzé, France. The trials were conducted by the Variety and Seed Study and Control Group in Brion and Arras, France, from March 15, 2012 to February 15, 2014.

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Chicory: 'Bobine'

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