Fify Wamelon


Denomination: 'Fify Wamelon'
Trade name: Firefly Watermelon
Botanical Name: Impatiens walleriana
Applicant/Holder: Goldsmith Seeds, Inc.
2280 Hecker Pass Highway
P.O. Box 1349
Gilroy, California
United States of America
Breeder: Johanna Jonkers, Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-631-6241
Application Date: 2003-06-09
Application Number: 03-3720
Date Withdrawn: 2006-10-16

Variety Description


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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Fify Wamelon
Impatiens: 'Fify Wamelon'

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