Red Lady

Potato

Denomination: 'Red Lady'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG
Albert-Einstein- Ring 5
22761
Hamburg
Germany
Breeder: Torsten Spill, SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, 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: 2009-07-10
Application Number: 09-6682
Date Withdrawn: 2013-02-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Rosara'

Summary: 'Red Lady' has a broad cylindrical lightsprout shape while it is ovoid in 'Rosara'. The plant growth habit of 'Red Lady' is upright while it is semi-upright to spreading in 'Rosara'. 'Red Lady' has a high to very high extent of strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side of the leaf while 'Rosara' has a low extent of weak anthocyanin colouration. The frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets in 'Red Lady' is medium while it is absent or very low in 'Rosara'. 'Red Lady' has a high extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle of the inflorescence while it is low in 'Rosara'. The corolla of 'Red Lady' is medium in size while it is large in 'Rosara'. 'Red Lady' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla while it is weak to medium in 'Rosara'.

Description:

PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, upright growth habit, medium to late maturity

STEM: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration along the entire length

LEAVES: medium size outline, open openness, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium to dark green, high to very high extent and strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side, medium frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: weak to medium waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth veins, medium to glossy upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: low to medium frequency per plant, small to medium size, high extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size, high extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side, anthocyanin strong in intensity with absent or low proportion of blue

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

LIGHTSPROUT: medium to large, broad cylindrical, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, low to medium proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, intermediate habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Red Lady' is the result of the cross made in 1994 between YP-86-150 and 'Velox' at the breeding station in Windeby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The selection criteria included leaf type, maturity, tuber quality and yield.

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.

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Red Lady
Potato: 'Red Lady' (left) with reference variety 'Rosara' (right)