|Trade name:||Picnic Red|
|Botanical Name:||Petunia ×hybrida|
Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Mitchell Hanes, Goldsmith Seeds, Inc., Morgan Hill, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
38723 Fingal Line
St. Thomas, Ontario
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-05-31|
|Date rights surrendered:||2014-04-17|
Variety used for comparison: 'Danpetit303' (Petitunia Red Dream)
Summary: The plants of 'Pic Redda' are shorter than those of 'Danpetit303'. The shoots of 'Pic Redda' are thin while those of 'Danpetit303' are medium to thick. The leaves of 'Pic Redda' are smaller than those of 'Danpetit303'. The upper side of the leaf blades of 'Pic Redda' are light green while those of 'Danpetit303' are medium green. The sepals of 'Pic Redda' are shorter than those of 'Danpetit303'. The flowers of 'Pic Redda' are smaller than those of 'Danpetit303'. The corolla lobes of 'Pic Redda' have an emarginated apex while those of 'Danpetit303' have a truncate apex. The corolla tubes of 'Pic Redda' are shorter than those of 'Danpetit303'.
PLANT: upright to creeping growth habit, thin shoot
LEAF: elliptic and obovate, narrow to broad acute apex, no variegation, light green on upper side, no blistering
SEPAL: linear, no anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER: single type, salverform, red veins
COROLLA LOBE: one colour on upper side, red (RHS 46B) when newly opened, red (RHS 45B) with lighter red (RHS 50A) along mid-lobe when fully opened, absent or very weak conspicuousness of veins on upper side, emarginate apex, weak to medium undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: white (RHS 155B) on inner side, medium conspicuousness of brown purple (RHS 183A) veins on inner side, yellowish white anthers before dehiscence
Origin & Breeding History: 'Pic Redda' originated from a cross between the female parent '1393-1' and the male parent 'Red MP101'. The new Petunia was bred and developed by the breeder Mitchell Hanes in August 2004, in Gilroy, California, United States. The resultant seed from the cross was sown in a greenhouse in February 2005. In May 2005, a single plant from the progeny was selected by the breeder based on flower colour, plant habit and production characteristics.
Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Pic Redda' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2010 in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings and transplanted into 15 cm pots on April 27, 2010. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 7, 2010. All colour determinations were made using the 2007 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.
Comparison tables for 'Pic Redda' with reference variety 'Danpetit303'
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