AAC Halina

Potato

Denomination: 'AAC Halina'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'AR2008-09'
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: Agnes Murphy, 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: 10-6975
Protective direction granted: 2010-05-03
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-08-01
Certificate Number: 4583
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-08-01

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' and 'Yukon Gold'

Summary: The general shape of the lightsprout of 'AR2008-09' is spherical while it is ovoid in 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée'. The lightsprout base of 'AR2008-09' has medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration while it is absent or low in 'Yukon Gold'. The lightsprout base of 'AR2008-09' has absent or very sparse density of pubescence while it is sparse in 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' and dense in 'Yukon Gold'. 'AR2008-09' has medium number of root tips of the lightsprout while it is few in 'Yukon Gold'. The stem of 'AR2008-09' has absent of very low extent of anthocyanin colouration while it is low in 'Yukon Gold'. The flower corolla of 'AR2008-09' has strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on inner side while it is absent or very low in 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' and weak to medium in 'Yukon Gold'. The flower corolla of 'AR2008-09' has high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration on inner side while it is absent or low in 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' and medium in 'Yukon Gold'. The flower corolla of 'AR2008-09' has high extent of anthocyanin colouration on inner side while it is absent or very low in 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' and medium in 'Yukon Gold'. The time of maturity of 'AR2008-09' is late while it is medium in 'Yukon Gold'. The tuber shape of 'AR2008-09' is round while it is oval in 'Yukon Gold'. 'AR2008-09' has a yellow colour at the base of the eye of the tuber while it is red in 'Yukon Gold'. The tuber flesh of 'AR2008-09' is medium yellow while it is light yellow in 'Yukon Gold'.

Description:

PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, upright to semi-upright, late time of maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration at the base only

LEAVES: medium outline size, closed to intermediate openness, medium to dark green colour, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large size, narrower than long in relation to length
LEAFLETS: medium presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low frequency of coalescence, medium to strong waviness of margin, shallow depth of veins, medium glossiness of the upper side

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

TUBER: round shape, shallow depth of eyes, medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: yellow eye base
TUBER SKIN: yellow

LIGHT SPROUT: small to medium size, spherical shape, medium number of root tips, short length of lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, intermediate habit, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: 'AR2008-09' (experimental designations F03032 and 13813-01) originated from the cross of 'N0634-07' and 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' made in 2001 in Fredericton, New-Brunswick. Selection criteria were clonal selection for adaptation, tuber type and fresh market potential.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'AR2008-09' 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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AAC Halina
Potato: 'AR2008-09' (left) with reference varieties 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' (centre) and 'Yukon Gold' (right)

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AAC Halina
Potato: 'AR2008-09' (left) with reference varieties 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' (centre) and 'Yukon Gold' (right)