|Trade name:||Tradewinds Yellow|
|Botanical Name:||Osteospermum ecklonis|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Pim Kaagman, Goldsmith Seeds Europe B.V., Andijk, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
Variety used for comparison: 'KLEOE05524' (Flower Power Yellow)
Summary: Depth of leaf margin indentation of 'Tra Yel' is shallow to medium whereas it is deep on the leaves of 'KLEOE05524'. The main colour of the upper side of the ray florets of 'Tra Yel' is a lighter yellow than that of 'KLEOE05524'. The apex of the ray floret of 'Tra Yel' is obtuse whereas it is acute on 'KLEOE05524'. The basal zone of the ray floret of 'Tra Yel' is blue pink whereas it is light yellow brown on 'KLEOE05524'. 'Tra Yel' has a smaller disc diameter than that of 'KLEOE05524'. The disc of 'Tra Yel' is dark blue whereas it is light grey on 'KLEOE05524'.
PLANT SHOOTS: erect
LEAF: shallow to medium depth margin indentations, no variegation, dark green on upper side
FLOWER: no paracorolla
RAY FLORET: obtuse apex, no inward rolling of longitudinal margins, upper side of ray floret light yellow (RHS 10B) with yellow (RHS 9B) at apex, even colour distribution, lower side yellow with brown stripe
DISC: dark blue
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Tra Yel' originated from the cross between the proprietary breeding selection designated 'O04-223-1' and the proprietary breeding selection designated 'O04-214-3' 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 Yel' 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 Yel' with reference variety 'KLEOE05524'
Colour of ray floret (RHS)
|main colour||10B with 9B at apex||9C with 9B at apex|
Disc diameter (cm)
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