Albane

Potato

Denomination: 'Albane'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Germicopa SAS
Allée Loeiz Herrieu, 1
29334 Cedex
Quimper
France
Breeder: Eric Bargy, Germicopa SAS, Quimper, France
Agent in Canada: Goudreau Gage Dubuc
2000 McGill College
Suite 2200
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 3H3
Canada
Tel: 514-397-7537
Application Date: 2008-12-22
Application Number: 08-6477
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-02-23
Certificate Number: 4282
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-02-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Calwhite'

Summary: The stem of 'Albane' has absent or a very low extent of anthocyanin colouration while the stem of 'Calwhite' has medium anthocyanin located along the entire stem. The light sprout of 'Albane' is conical in shape while the light sprout of 'Calwhite' is broad cylindrical in shape. The base of the light sprout of 'Albane' has weak anthocyanin colouration with an absent or low proportion of blue while the base of the light sprout of 'Calwhite' has very strong anthocyanin with a high proportion of blue. The base of the light sprout of 'Albane' has absent or very sparse pubescence while the base of the light sprout of 'Calwhite' has dense pubescence.

Description:

PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, leaf type foliage structure, late maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: medium size, intermediate openness, medium presence of secondary leaflets, light to medium 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 width in relation to length
LEAFLETS: weak to medium waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium to glossy on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: absent or very low frequency of inflorescences per plant
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: oval, cream coloured flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow to medium depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, strong anthocyanin colouration of skin in reaction to light

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, conical shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: weak anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Albane' originated from a cross between 'Safrane' and G80TT073001, made at Châteauneuf-du-Faou, France in 1994. Seed of the cross was sown, transplanted into 9 cm pots and grown in the greenhouse during the spring of 1995. One tuber was harvested and planted in the field in 1996. Four tubers were harvested and in 1997 four hill plots were planted from which 30 tubers were harvested. 30 seed tubers were harvested, 18 were planted in the field for seed production in 1998 and the remaining 12 were used for testing. From 1999 to 2002 further testing was conducted in France, Italy, Portugal and Germany. Criteria used in the selection process included pest resistance, yield, cooking and frying quality, dry matter content, storability and visual impression.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Albane' 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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Albane
Potato: 'Albane' (right) with reference variety 'Calwhite' (left)