Denomination: 'Dekcavallini'
Trade name: Cavallini
Botanical Name: Chrysanthemum ×morifolium
Applicant/Holder: Dekker Breeding B.V.
Julianaweg 6A
1711 RP
Breeder: Cornelis W. Dekker, Dekker Breeding B.V., Hensbroek, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2009-12-04
Application Number: 09-6786
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-02-24
Certificate Number: 4286
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Anastasia'

Summary: The upper side of the leaf of 'Dekcavallini' is medium green while the upper side of the leaf of 'Anastasia' is dark green. The flower head of 'Dekcavallini' has predominantly spatulate ray florets while the flower head of 'Anastasia' has quilled ray florets. The longitudinal axis of the ray floret is moderately curved for 'Dekcavallini' while it is weakly curved for 'Anastasia'.


PLANT: 7 week response group, tall, non bushy, green stem

LEAF: medium sized stipule, very strongly upwards to moderately upwards attitude of petiole, short to medium length petiole relative to leaf length, long length including petiole, medium to broad, medium to high length/width ratio, medium length terminal lobe relative to leaf length, predominantly rounded base, weak glossiness of upper side, medium green colour on upper side, medium to many margin indentations, medium depth of margin indentations
LOWEST LATERAL SINUS: deep, overlapping

FLOWER BUD: outer side yellow (RHS 2D) just before opening
FLOWER HEAD: double, large diameter, low height, long peduncle, dense ray florets
RAY FLORETS: predominant type spatulate, secondary type quilled, ribbed upper surface, long corolla tube, moderately concave in cross section at widest point, weakly revolute rolling of margin, rolled part at distal quarter, oblate profile of tube, long to very long, narrow to medium width, very high length/width ratio, pointed tip, one colour on inner side, white (RHS NN155D) on inner and outer side
LONGITUDINAL AXIS OF RAY FLORET: incurving, distal half not straight, medium curvature.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Dekcavallini' originated from a cross pollination made on October 1, 2001 in Hensbroek, The Netherlands, between the female parent, proprietary seedling number 41237 and the male parent, proprietary seedling number 03.7864.02. The new Chrysanthemum variety was selected on May 5, 2005 as a single flowering plant within the progeny of the above stated cross. Selection criteria included strong flower head, very long vase life and good vigour. Asexual reproduction by cuttings was first conducted in May 2005 in Hensbroek, the Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Dekcavallini' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2010/0706, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office in Angers, France. The trials were conducted by The National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) in Cambridge, United Kingdom, in 2010. Colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart, 5th edition.

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Chrysanthemum: 'Dekcavallini'

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