Tra Terra


Denomination: 'Tra Terra'
Trade name: Tradewinds Terracotta '10
Botanical Name: Osteospermum ecklonis
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
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: 2009-01-30
Application Number: 09-6488
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-08-23
Certificate Number: 4371
Date rights surrendered: 2014-07-11

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Tra Tercot' (Tradewinds Terracotta)

Summary: The shoot length of 'Tra Terra' is shorter than that of 'Tra Tercot'. The leaf width, flower diameter and disc diameter of 'Tra Terra' are wider than those of 'Tra Tercot'. The disc of 'Tra Terra' is dark gray whereas it is dark blue on 'Tra Tercot'.



LEAF: medium to deep margin indentations, no variegation, dark green on upper side

FLOWER: no paracorolla
RAY FLORET: obtuse apex with mucronate tip, no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, upper side of ray floret light yellow brown (RHS 164D-159A) overlaid with brown red (RHS 179B), brown purple (RHS 184C-184D) and blue pink (RHS 186C) longitudinal stripes and brown red (RHS 179A-179B) at apex, colour distribution is lighter towards base, lower side orange with brown stripe
DISC: dark grey

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Tra Terra' originated from the cross between the proprietary breeding selection designated 'O04-214-3' and the proprietary breeding selection designated 'O04-213-1' conducted in July 2006 in Andijk, the Netherlands. The resultant seed was sown in a greenhouse in September, 2006. In January 2007, a single plant was selected from the progeny based on flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Tra Terra' were conducted in a polyhouse during the summer of 2011 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of fifteen plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. Rooted cuttings were transplanted into 11 cm pots on April 27, 2011. Observations and measurements were taken from ten plants or parts of plants on June 24, 2011. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'Tra Terra' with reference variety 'Tra Tercot'

Plant shoot length (cm)

  'Tra Terra' 'Tra Tercot'
mean 25.1 30.3
std. deviation 1.69 1.56

Leaf width (cm)

  'Tra Terra' 'Tra Tercot'
mean 2.0 1.3
std. deviation 0.18 0.20

Flower head diameter (cm)

  'Tra Terra' 'Tra Tercot'
mean 6.4 5.3
std. deviation 0.29 0.28

Disc diameter (cm)

  'Tra Terra' 'Tra Tercot'
mean 1.4 1.0
std. deviation 0.11 0.07

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Tra Terra
Osteospermum: 'Tra Terra' (left) with reference variety 'Tra Tercot' (right)

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Osteospermum: 'Tra Terra' (left) with reference variety 'Tra Tercot' (right)

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