AR2008-02

Potato

Denomination: 'AR2008-02'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton
Potato Research Centre
Floor 3rd, Room 365 - 850 Lincoln St., P.O. Box 20
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 4Z7
Canada
Breeder: T. Richard Tarn, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Agent in Canada: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
6000 C&E Trail
Lacombe, Alberta
T4L 1W1
Canada
Tel: (403) 782-8126
Application Date: 2010-05-03
Application Number: 10-6973
Protective direction granted: 2010-05-03
Date abandoned: 2012-11-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Russet Burbank'

Summary: The general shape of the lightsprout of 'AR2008-02' is broad cylindrical while it is ovoid in 'Russet Burbank'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the lightsprout of 'AR2008-02' is absent or very weak while it is medium in 'Russet Burbank'. The lightsprout base of 'AR2008-02' has sparse density of pubescence while it is medium in 'Russet Burbank'. 'AR2008-02' has many number of root tips of the lightsprout while it is medium in 'Russet Burbank'. The plants of 'AR2008-02' are upright while they are semi-upright in 'Russet Burbank'. The colour of base of the tuber eye of 'AR2008-02' is yellow while it is white in 'Russet Burbank'. The tuber flesh of 'AR2008-02' is cream while that of 'Russet Burbank' is white.

Description:

PLANT: stem type foliage structure, upright, late time of maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: medium outline size, closed to intermediate openness, light to medium green colour, 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
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, narrower than long in relation to length
LEAFLETS: medium presence of secondary leaflets,absent or very low frequency of coalescence, weak waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, medium to glossy glossiness of the upper side

INFLORESCENCE: low to medium frequency, medium size
FLOWER BUD: absent to very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on inner side, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration on inner side, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on inner side
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: long shape, shallow depth of eyes, cream flesh
TUBER EYES: yellow eye base
TUBER SKIN: reddish brown

LIGHT SPROUT: small to medium size, broad cylindrical shape, many number of root tips, short length of lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: 'AR2008-02' (experimental designations F03006 and 13672-12) originated from the cross of 'Coastal Russet' and 'F92028' made in 2000 in Fredericton, New-Brunswick. Selection criteria were clonal selection for adaptation, tuber type and French fry potential.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'AR2008-02' were conducted at the Potato Research Centre, Fredericton, New-Brunswick, in 2010. There were two replicates of 30 plants with a plant spacing of 25cm.

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Potato: 'AR2008-02' (left) with the reference variety 'Russet Burbank' (right)

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Potato: 'AR2008-02' (left) with the reference variety 'Russet Burbank' (right)