|Trade name:||Firefly Watermelon|
|Botanical Name:||Impatiens walleriana|
Goldsmith Seeds, Inc.
2280 Hecker Pass Highway
P.O. Box 1349
United States of America
Johanna Jonkers, Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
PLANT: medium to tall height, medium to broad width
STEM: weak anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: medium to long length, medium width, medium length to width ratio, medium green on upper side, markings absent, lower side green between veins, veins green on lower side, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side of petiole
FLOWER: single, small to medium diameter, purple red (RHS 58B), eye zone medium to large and white in colour (RHS 155B), very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration on pedicel
Origin & Breeding History: 'Fify Wamelon' was developed by the breeder as part of a planned breeding program based on the pedigree system. The new variety originated from a cross made in July 2000 in Andijk, The Netherlands. The female parent was a rose flowered seedling with an eye zone, named IW-804-1 and the male parent was a rose flowered seedling named IMU-6-8. The resultant F1 seed was sown in a greenhouse in October 2000. In January 2001, a single plant was selected by the breeder from the F1 progeny, based on flower colour, form and plant habit.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, grant number 12268, purchased from the Community Plant Variety Office, in Angers, France. The trials were conducted in 2003 at the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany. All colour characteristics were determined using the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart, 2001 edition.
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