Rookie

Pepper

Denomination: 'Rookie'
Previously Proposed Denomination: '35-237 RZ'
Botanical Name: Capsicum annuum
Applicant/Holder: Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V.
Burgemeester Crezeelaan 40
Postbus 40, 2678 ZG
De Lier
Netherlands
Breeder: Astrid Schenkeveld, Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., De Lier, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Rijk Zwaan Export B.V.
932 Mersea Road 7 RR #5
Leamington, Ontario
N8H 3V8
Canada
Tel: 226-344-6670
Application Date: 2012-08-16
Application Number: 13-8090

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Baselga'

Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the stem nodes of 'Rookie' is medium, but stronger, than the intensity of anthocyanin colour of the stem nodes of 'Baselga', which is medium. The plants of 'Rookie' are medium to tall, but taller, than the plants of 'Baselga', which are medium to tall. The degree of glossiness of the upper side of the leaf blade is medium for 'Rookie' whereas the degree of glossiness of the leaf blade is weak to medium for 'Baselga'.

Description:

SEEDLING: anthocyanin colouration of hypocotyl present

PLANT: medium to tall, no shortened internodes in upper part, medium to long internodes on primary side shoots
STEM: medium length, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of nodes, sparse hairiness of nodes

LEAF BLADE: long, broad, medium green on upper side, ovate to broad elliptic shape, weak to medium undulation of margin, medium degree of blistering, moderately concave profile in cross-section, medium degree of glossiness on upper side

FLOWERING: begins mid-season
PEDUNCLE: semi-drooping attitude
FLOWER: anthocyanin colouration of anther present

STALK: medium length, medium to thick
CALYX: non enveloping aspect
FRUIT: medium green before maturity, no anthocyanin colouration before maturity, drooping attitude, short to medium length, broad to very broad diameter, medium length to diameter ratio, square shape in longitudinal section, angular to circular shape in cross-section (at level of placenta), absent or very weak sinuation of pericarp at basal part, absent or very weak sinuation of pericarp excluding basal part, smooth or very slightly wrinkled surface, light to medium yellow at maturity, medium degree of glossiness, shallow stalk cavity, moderately depressed apex, shallow to medium depth of interloculary grooves, predominantly three locules, medium to thick flesh, no capsaicin in placenta, matures early to mid-season

DISEASE REACTIONS: resistance to Tobamovirus pathotypes P0, P1, P1-2 and P1-2-3 present; no resistance to Potato Virus Y pathotypes 0, 1 and 1-2

Origin & Breeding History: 'Rookie' (breeder designation 35-237 RZ) originated from a controlled cross conducted in June 2009, in De Lier, Netherlands. From the resulting progeny, 'Rookie' was selected in September 2010 for its plant vigour, fruit quality, yield, and resistance to Tabomavirus pathotypes P0, P1, P1-2 and P1-2-3.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Rookie' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number PPS1410, purchased from Naktuinbouw, Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands. The trial was conducted by Naktuinbouw, Roelofarendsveen, Netherlands, in 2013.

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Pepper: 'Rookie'

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Pepper: Reference variety 'Baselga'

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Pepper: 'Rookie' (right) with reference variety 'Baselga' (left)

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