Goldfinger

Potato

Denomination: 'Goldfinger'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: HZPC Holland B.V.
P.O. Box 88
8500 AB
Joure
Netherlands
Breeder: 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: 2009-10-13
Application Number: 09-6743
Protective direction granted: 2009-10-13
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-03-01
Certificate Number: 4488
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-03-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Annabelle'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Goldfinger' has a medium number of root tips and medium length lateral shoots while the lightsprout of 'Annabelle' has few root tips and short lateral shoots. The base of the lightsprout of 'Goldfinger' has a medium amount of blue in the anthocyanin colouration and dense pubescence while the base of the lightsprout of 'Annabelle' has an absent to low amount of blue in the anthocyanin and medium pubescence. The lightsprout tip of 'Goldfinger' is small in relation to the base, has a closed habit, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration and absent or sparse pubescence while the lightsprout tip of 'Annabelle' is medium in size in relation to the base, has an intermediate habit, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration and dense pubescence. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the stem of 'Goldfinger' is absent or very low while it is medium and along the entire stem for 'Annabelle'. The frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets in 'Goldfinger' is absent or very low while it is high in 'Annabelle'. The maturity of 'Goldfinger' is very late while it is medium to late for 'Annabelle'.

Description:

PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, semi-upright to spreading growth habit, very late maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: medium to large outline, intermediate openness, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, very low to low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: large, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium depth veins, dull to medium glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: very long, medium 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, medium length lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Goldfinger' is the result of the cross made in 1993 between 'Exquisa' and 'Monalisa' at HZPC Research, Metslawier, The Netherlands. Selection criteria included yield, internal and external quality and resistance against diseases and pests.

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 'Goldfinger' with reference variety 'Annabelle'

Plant height (cm)

  'Goldfinger' 'Annabelle'
mean 55.7 42.0
std. deviation 4.7 1.2

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Goldfinger
Potato: 'Goldfinger' (left) with reference variety 'Annabelle' (right)