|Trade name:||Saskatoon White|
|Botanical Name:||Chrysanthemum ×morifolium|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Wendy Bergman, Syngenta Flowers, Inc., Alva, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'Yoolympia' (Olympia)
Summary: The flower head of 'CIDZ0009' has one type of ray floret whereas the flower head of 'Yoolympia' has two types of ray florets. The attitude of the basal part of the ray floret of 'CIDZ0009' is moderately ascending whereas it is horizontal for 'Yoolympia'. The colour of the inner and outer sides of the ray floret from the inner row is near white for 'CIDZ0009' while the inner and outer sides of the ray floret from the inner row of 'Yoolympia' is yellowish white.
PLANT: pot chrysanthemum, bushy type, upright to semi-upright growth habit, sparse branching
PETIOLE: attitude is moderately upwards, medium length relative to leaf length
LEAF: high length to width ratio, length of terminal lobe relative to leaf length is medium to long, lowest lateral sinus is medium to deep, margins of lowest lateral sinus are diverging and parallel, predominant shape of base is obtuse, absent or weak glossiness on upper side, medium green on upper side, medium number of indentations of margin, medium depth of indentations of margin
FLOWER HEAD: double, medium height in non-disbudded plants, dense ray florets
RAY FLORET: ligulate type, attitude of basal part is moderately ascending, medium length corolla tube, flat to weakly convex profile in cross-section at widest point, no rolling of margins, longitudinal axis ranges from straight to having weak incurving along distal quarter, high length to width ratio, emarginate and mamillate tips, inner side is white (RHS NN155D), colour of outer side is similar to colour of inner side, outer side is white (RHS NN155D), colour of inner and outer sides of ray floret from inner row is similar to colour of inner and outer sides of ray floret from outer row, inner side of ray floret from inner row is white (RHS NN155B), outer side of ray floret from inner row is white (RHS NN155A)
Origin & Breeding History: 'CIDZ0009' originated from a controlled cross-pollination conducted in June 2006, in Salinas, California, USA, as part of a controlled breeding program of Syngenta Flowers, Inc. The cross involved the proprietary line designated 'YB-A6182' as the female parent, and the proprietary line designated 'YB-A8041' as the male parent. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in October 2006. 'CIDZ0009' was selected as a single plant from the progeny in March 2007 by the breeder, Wendy R. Bergman, in Alva, Florida, USA, based on its flower colour, plant growth habit, and production characteristics.
Tests & Trials: The trial for 'CIDZ0009' was conducted in the fall of 2012 at Meyers Fruit Farm in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Flowering trials were conducted under greenhouse conditions similar to those used in commercial Chrysanthemum production. 50 unrooted cuttings were stuck into 15 cm pots on August 18, 2012. There were 5 cuttings per pot and the pots were spaced 30 cm apart. The plants were pinched once prior to short day treatment. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants or parts of plants, of the candidate variety, and 9 plants of the reference variety on November 14, 2012. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison table for 'CIDZ0009' with reference variety 'Yoolympia'
Colour of ray floret from inner row (RHS)
|inner side||NN155B||more yellow than 155B|
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