Sizzleness Yellow


Denomination: 'Sizzleness Yellow'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'cba16'
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Chrysanthemum Breeders Association N.V.
P.O. Box 44
2235 ZG Valkenburg
Breeder: R. Noodelijk, Chrysanthemum Breeders Association N.V., Valkenburg, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2004-06-29
Application Number: 04-4289
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-03-07
Certificate Number: 3173
Date rights surrendered: 2012-01-16

Variety Description


PLANT: medium to tall, nine (9) week response group
STEM: short to medium length internodes, medium diameter, yellow green (RHS 146B), anthocyanin colouration along the ribs, medium strength, angular in cross-section, no brittleness
LATERAL SHOOT: moderate attachment to stem, medium angle relative to stem

STIPULE: large
LEAF: long, medium to broad, high to very high length/width ratio, medium thickness, fleshy texture, medium tending to coarse serration, nearest green (RHS 137A) but darker, medium to long lower lobe, rounded tending to obtuse base, mucronate apex
LEAF SINUS: acute shape of base, no claw in base, converging margins

PEDUNCLE: thick, medium to long (terminal flower head only)
INFLORESCENCE: cylindrical, medium number of flower heads
FLOWER BUD: greyed purple (RHS 187C) with yellow green (RHS 151C) at the tip
FLOWER HEAD: double type, small to medium diameter, medium height, five or less rows of involucral bracts, no involucral bracts among florets
RAY FLORET (GENERAL): medium to mostly long corolla tube, very high length/width ratio, spatulate end, mamillate tending to dentate tip, medium thickness, textured surface
RAY FLORET (MAJORITY): weak to moderate reflexing at the tip along longitudinal axis, greyed red (RHS 182C) merging to yellow (RHS 4B) in the distal quarter on outer side, yellow (RHS 4A) on inner side
RAY FLORET (OUTER ROW): straight longitudinal axis, short to medium length, narrow
RAY FLORET (INNER ROWS): greyed orange (RHS 165D) merging to yellow (RHS 4B) in the distal third on outer side, yellow (RHS 3B) with greyed red (RHS 180B) in the mouth of the tube on inner side

DISC: Type 1 distribution of disc florets (absent or very few, typically less than 25 and scattered among the ray florets)
DISC FLORET: medium to long, tubular, yellow
RECEPTACLE: medium diameter, raised cone shape

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sizzleness Yellow' is a product of a breeding and selection program which had the objective of finding colour mutants of the parent variety 'Sizzleness'. The new cultivar was discovered as a whole plant mutation in 2002 in a controlled environment (greenhouse) at CBA Research BV, Rijsenhout, The Netherlands. After its selection, 'Sizzleness Yellow' was vegetatively reproduced by cuttings and subjected to a testing program in order to evaluate uniformity, stability, distinctness and commercial value.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Sizzleness Yellow' is based on the UPOV Report of Technical Examination, application number 2004/0727, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the National Institute for Agricultural Botany in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2005. Colour determinations were made using the second edition (1986) Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

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Sizzleness Yellow
Chrysanthemum: 'Sizzleness Yellow'

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