Bonus

Potato

Denomination: 'Bonus'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH
D 18190
Gross Lüsewitz
Parkweg
Germany
Breeder: Wolfgang Walter, Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH, Klein Bollhagen, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Canada
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2006-07-24
Application Number: 06-5560
Protective direction granted: 2006-07-24
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-03-01
Certificate Number: 4290
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2014-03-01
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-03-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bintje'

Summary: The tuber of 'Bonus' has very strong anthocyanin colouration of the skin in reaction to light while the tuber of 'Bintje' has weak anthocyanin. The light sprout of 'Bonus' has medium anthocyanin colouration at the base with an absent or low proportion of blue while the light sprout of 'Bintje' has very strong anthocyanin at the base with a high proportion of blue. The light sprout tip of 'Bonus' has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration while the light sprout tip of 'Bintje' has medium anthocyanin.

Description:

PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, foliage structure intermediate between stem and leaf type, mid-season maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: medium to large, intermediate openness, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, light green, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large, narrower than long to as broad as long
LEAFLETS: absent or very weak waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth veins, medium glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: medium to high frequency of inflorescences per plant, medium size, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on inner side with absent or low proportion of blue, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin on inner side

TUBER: oval, medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: medium depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: medium anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, habit intermediate between closed and open, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, absent to weak density of pubescence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Bonus' originated from a cross between 3.608 001-93 and 'Panda', made in Gross Lüsewitz, Germany in 1992. 'Bonus' was selected in the field as a seedling in 1993. A phenotypic recurrent selection technique was utilized in its development. Over 40 characteristics were evaluated at up to four different locations within the breeding process. Among the characters defined were maturity, yield, processing traits, morphological traits and storage characters.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bonus' were conducted during the summer of 2010 in Drummond, New Brunswick. Plots consisted of one row with a row length of 18.5 meters and a row spacing of 90 cm. Plants were spaced 30 cm apart within the row. There were 60 plants per variety in the trial.

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Bonus
Potato: 'Bonus' (left) with reference variety 'Bintje' (right)