Currant Yomistique


Denomination: 'Currant Yomistique'
Trade name: Currant Mistique
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Wendy Bergman, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Alva, United States of America
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2007-09-28
Application Number: 07-6010
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-03-17
Certificate Number: 4016
Date rights surrendered: 2013-03-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Dark Bronze Cherie'

Summary: 'Currant Yomistique' has a taller plant height and longer leaf length than 'Dark Bronze Cherie'. 'Currant Yomistique' has a medium depth lateral leaf lobe sinus while 'Dark Bronze Cherie' has a shallow sinus. The inner side of the ray floret is brown purple for 'Currant Yomistique' while it is brown red for 'Dark Bronze Cherie'. 'Currant Yomistique' has yellow secondary colour at the base on the inner side of the ray floret while 'Dark Bronze Cherie' has orange brown secondary colour which is distributed in a mottled pattern. The outer side of the ray floret is blue pink with yellow green at the base for 'Currant Yomistique' while it is brown red with light yellow tones for 'Dark Bronze Cherie'. 'Currant Yomistique' has a larger disc diameter than 'Dark Bronze Cherie'. The disc is medium yellow for 'Currant Yomistique' while it is light yellow for 'Dark Bronze Cherie'.


PLANT: spray flowering type, pot plant, 7 week response group, semi upright bushy growth habit, green stem

LEAF: terminal lobe medium in length relative to leaf length, lowest lateral lobe sinus medium in depth with diverging and parallel margins, base obtuse, upper side medium green

FLOWER HEAD: semi-double daisy type, sparse density of ray florets
RAY FLORETS: ligulate, short corolla tube, horizontal attitude at basal part, flat in cross section at widest point, straight along longitudinal axis, emarginate and dentate tip, inner side brown purple (RHS 186A-B) with yellow (RHS 2B) secondary colour at base, secondary colour solid or nearly solid, outer side blue pink (RHS 186C-D) with yellow green (RHS 2C) at base
DISC: medium diameter relative to head diameter, yellow green before anther dehiscence, medium yellow at anther dehiscence, enlarged tubular disc floret.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Currant Yomistique' originated from a naturally occurring whole plant mutation of the parent variety 'Yomistique', discovered and developed by the breeder, Mrs. Wendy Bergman, in December 2004 in Fort Myers, Florida, USA. 'Currant Yomistique' was selected based on its compact growth habit, excellent branching, appearance of foliage, flowering response time, flower form, flower colour and excellent post production quality. Asexual reproduction of the variety by vegetative tip cuttings was first conducted in Fort Myers, Florida, USA in March 2005.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Currant Yomistique' were conducted in Leamington, Ontario, in the fall of 2009. Flowering trials were performed under greenhouse conditions similar to those used in commercial chrysanthemum production. Forty unrooted cuttings of both the candidate and reference variety were directly stuck into 15 cm pots, with 4 cuttings per pot, 10 pots per variety, planted on August 24, 2009. Plants were spaced 30 cm apart and pinched once prior to short day treatment. All plants had the center bud removed. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on November 6, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Currant Yomistique' with reference variety 'Dark Bronze Cherie'

Plant height (cm)

  'Currant Yomistique' 'Dark Bronze Cherie'
mean 20.8 17.4
std. deviation 1.21 1.13

Leaf length (cm)

  'Currant Yomistique' 'Dark Bronze Cherie'
mean 7.3 5.8
std. deviation 0.45 0.52

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Currant Yomistique' 'Dark Bronze Cherie'
inner side - main 186A-B 179A
inner side - secondary 2B 173B
outer side 186C-D with 2C at base 181B-C with tones of 10C-D

Diameter of disc (cm)

  'Currant Yomistique' 'Dark Bronze Cherie'
mean 1.4 1.1
std. deviation 0.08 0.09

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Chrysanthemum: 'Currant Yomistique' (left) with reference variety 'Dark Bronze Cherie' (right)

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Chrysanthemum: 'Currant Yomistique' (left) with reference variety 'Dark Bronze Cherie' (right)

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