Tra Tercot


Denomination: 'Tra Tercot'
Trade name: Tradewinds Terracotta
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V.
Cornelis Kuinweg 28A
1619 PE
1619 PE
Breeder: Pim Kaagman, 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: 2007-01-09
Application Number: 07-5714
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-05-29
Certificate Number: 3221
Date rights surrendered: 2009-05-25

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sakcadnucop' (Cape Daisy Nuanza Copper Purple) and 'KLEOE06151' (Zion Pink Sand)

Summary: 'Tra Tercot' differs from the reference varieties, 'Sakcadnucop' and 'KLEOE06151', mainly in leaf shape, inflorescence diameter, ray floret length, ray floret colour and disc diameter. The leaves of 'Tra Tercot' are obovate and spatulate in shape whereas they are elliptic in both reference varieties. The inflorescence of 'Tra Tercot' is medium in diameter whereas it is very wide in 'Sakcadnucop' and medium to wide in 'KLEOE06151'. The ray florets of 'Tra Tercot' are short to medium in length whereas they are long in 'Sakcadnucop' and medium to long in 'KLEOE06151'. The main colour of the upper side of the ray florets of 'Tra Tercot' is orange brown streaked with brown purple whereas it is purple in 'Sakcadnucop' and light yellow in 'KLEOE06151'. The secondary colour on the upper side of the ray florets of 'Tra Tercot' is another shade of orange brown whereas it is yellow brown in 'Sakcadnucop' and purple red in 'KLEOE06151'. The lower side of the ray floret of 'Tra Tercot' is yellow with green-brown stripes whereas it is orange-brown with purple stripes in 'Sakcadnucop' and orange-brown with yellow at the base and purple-brown in the centre in 'KLEOE06151'. Before dehiscence, the disc diameter of 'Tra Tercot' is smaller than that of both reference varieties.


PLANT: erect shoots with medium to strong anthocyanin, medium to tall in height

LEAF: medium in length, medium in width, obovate and spatulate in shape, medium depth incisions of margins, no variegation, medium green on the upper side

FLOWER: medium length peduncle, one or two complete ray floret whorls, medium inflorescence diameter
RAY FLORET: short to medium length, medium to wide, oblanceolate in shape, with a rounded - dentate apex, no reflexing, inward rolling of longitudinal margins absent, horizontal attitude to upwards with age, more than two colours on ray florets, mainly orange brown streaked with brown purple and orange brown at the apex on the upper side, yellow with green brown stripes on the lower side
DISC: blue before dehiscence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Tra Tercot' originated from the cross using a proprietary seedling, 'OZ-185-1', as the female parent, with another proprietary seedling, 'OY-81-2', as the male parent, conducted in June 1999 in Andijk, the Netherlands. The resultant seed was sown in the greenhouse in August 2003. In January 2004, a single plant from the progeny was selected for flower quality and colour, and compact growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The trials for 'Tra Tercot' were conducted in a polyhouse at BioFlora in St. Thomas, Ontario, during the spring of 2007. The trials included 15 plants of each variety grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 11 cm pots. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. All colour characteristics were determined using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Tra Tercot' with reference varieties 'Sakcadnucop' and 'KLEOE06151'

Inflorescence diameter (cm)

  'Tra Tercot' 'Sakcadnucop' 'KLEOE06151'
mean 6.6 9.5 7.6
std. deviation 0.28 0.49 0.45

Ray floret length (cm)

  'Tra Tercot' 'Sakcadnucop' 'KLEOE06151'
mean 3.4 4.6 4.0
std. deviation 0.20 0.22 0.47

Colour of ray floret (RHS)

  'Tra Tercot' 'Sakcadnucop' 'KLEOE06151'
main colour - upper side N170D streaked with 185D 70B 10D
secondary colour - upper side 179C 164C 58D
lower side yellow with green-brown stripes orange-brown with purple stripes orange-brown with yellow at base & purple-brown in centre

Disc diameter before dehiscence (cm)

  'Tra Tercot' 'Sakcadnucop' 'KLEOE06151'
mean 0.9 1.5 1.5
std. deviation 0.13 0.10 0.26

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Osteospermum: 'Tra Tercot' (left) with reference varieties 'Sakcadnucop' (centre) and 'KLEOE06151' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'Tra Tercot' (left) with reference varieties 'Sakcadnucop' (centre) and 'KLEOE06151' (right)

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