Anuschka

Potato

Denomination: 'Anuschka'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH
P.O. Box 13 80, Postfach 21303
Lüneburg
21303
Germany
Breeder: Böhm Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion OHG, Lüneburg, 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: 2008-03-19
Application Number: 08-6228
Protective direction granted: 2008-03-19
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-02-22
Certificate Number: 4484
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-02-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Anuschka' is ovoid with a medium number of root tips while the light sprout of 'Yukon Gold' is spherical with a few root tips. 'Anuschka' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the tip of the lightsprout while it is medium in 'Yukon Gold'. The leaf of 'Anuschka' is light green with an intermediate openness and weak to medium presence of secondary leaflets while the leaf of 'Yukon Gold' is medium green, open and has a medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets. 'Anuschka' has a high extent of anthocyanin colouration along the midrib of the upper side of the leaf while it is absent to very low in 'Yukon Gold'. The second pair of lateral leaflets in 'Anuschka' are large while they are medium sized in 'Yukon Gold'. 'Anuschka' has a low to medium frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets while it is absent or very low in 'Yukon Gold'. The waviness of the margin of the leaflet of 'Anuschka' is medium while it is very weak to weak in 'Yukon Gold'. 'Anuschka' has a shorter plant height than 'Yukon Gold'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the flower bud of 'Anuschka' is low to medium while it is medium to high in 'Yukon Gold'. 'Anuschka' has a medium extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla while it is high in 'Yukon Gold'. The colour at the base of the eye on the tuber in 'Anuschka' is yellow while it is red in 'Yukon Gold'.

Description:

PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, semi-upright growth habit, medium maturity

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along the entire length

LEAVES: medium size outline, intermediate openness, weak to medium presence of secondary leaflets, light green, high extent and very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side, low to medium frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: large, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: medium 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 per plant, medium size, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size, medium extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side, anthocyanin weak in intensity with absent or low proportion of blue

TUBER: oval to long oval, medium to dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, medium anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Anuschka' is the result of the cross made in 1993 between 'Leyla' and 'Marabel' at Bavaria, Germany. Selection criteria included positive agronomic characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted during the 2011 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. Plots consisted of 60 plants grown in a single row with a row length of 18.5 meters and a row spacing of 0.9 meters.


Comparison table for 'Anuschka' with reference variety 'Yukon Gold'

Plant height (cm)

  'Anuschka' 'Yukon Gold'
mean 53.7 62.8
std. deviation 2.5 1.8

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Anuschka
Potato: 'Anuschka' (left) with reference variety 'Yukon Gold' (right)