Rodeo

Potato

Denomination: 'Rodeo'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: HZPC Holland B.V.
P.O. Box 88
8500 AB
Joure
Netherlands
Breeder: H. Mulder, Eenrum, Netherlands
Rian Stekelenburg, HZPC Holland B.V., Joure, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Canada
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2003-03-11
Application Number: 03-3475
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-03-10
Certificate Number: 2411
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2024-03-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Desiree'

Summary: 'Rodeo' has a taller plant height than 'Desiree'. 'Rodeo' has darker green leaves than 'Desiree'. 'Rodeo' has a medium frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaves while 'Desiree' has absent or very low coalescence. 'Rodeo' has a lower flowering profusion and smaller inflorescence size than 'Desiree'. 'Rodeo' has weaker anthocyanin on the inner side of the corolla than 'Desiree'. 'Rodeo' has a smaller light sprout with sparser pubescence on the tip than 'Desiree'.

Description:

'Rodeo' has a semi-upright growth habit and produces an intermediate type plant. The stems are thick and have strong anthocyanin colouration which is distributed evenly along the stem. The nodes have absent or very low swelling.

'Rodeo' has dark green leaves and an intermediate leaf silhouette. The leaf rachis has strong anthocyanin and the petiole has medium anthocyanin colouration. The terminal leaflet is medium ovate in shape with an acuminate shaped tip and cordate shaped base. The terminal and lateral leaflets have a medium frequency of coalescence. The lateral leaflets are medium in size and are narrowly ovate in shape with an acute shaped tip and cordate shaped base. The leaf veins are shallow to medium in depth. The terminal and lateral leaflets have medium waviness of the margin and have medium glossiness of the upper surface. The leaf blades have weak pubescence at the apical rosette. The presence of secondary leaflets is medium.

'Rodeo' has a medium flowering profusion and a small inflorescence size. The flower buds are moderately persistent and have medium anthocyanin colouration. The corolla is red violet in colour with medium anthocyanin on the inner surface. The corolla is medium in size and has a moderately prominent star. The peduncle has strong anthocyanin colouration.

The tubers have red skin with white colour at the base of the eye. The skin texture is smooth and the tubers are oblong in shape. The tuber eyes are intermediate in depth and are predominantly apical in distribution. The tuber eyebrows are moderately prominent. The tuber flesh is medium yellow in colour with no secondary colour present.

'Rodeo' has a small sized light sprout which is ovoid in shape. The light sprout base has medium anthocyanin with an absent to low proportion of blue. The base has sparse pubescence. The tip of the light sprout is smaller in size in relation to the base. The tip has a closed habit and has weak anthocyanin colouration. The tip has sparse pubescence. There are a medium number of root tips and the lateral roots are short in length.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Rodeo' originated from a cross between 'Mondial' and 'Bimonda', made in Metslawier, The Netherlands in 1988. Selection criteria included yield, quality, disease resistance and agronomic characters.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Rodeo' were conducted in North Tilley, New Brunswick in 2004. A randomized block design was used with four replicates per variety. All entries were planted in single-row plots and each entry had one replicate per block. Plots consisted of rows 5.5 meters long and between row spacing of 91 cm. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements. Colour determinations were made using the RHS colour chart.


Comparison tables for 'Rodeo' with reference variety 'Desiree'

Plant height (cm)

  'Rodeo' 'Desiree'
mean 58.5 51.3
std. deviation 4.4 5.7

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Rodeo' 'Desiree'
inner surface 85A 84A