AR2008-13

Potato

Denomination: 'AR2008-13'
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: 10-6978
Protective direction granted: 2010-05-03
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-11-01
Certificate Number: 4422
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-11-01

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'AC Chaleur' and 'Yukon Gold'

Summary: The general shape of the lightsprout of 'AR2008-13' is broad cylindrical while it is conical in 'AC Chaleur' and spherical in 'Yukon Gold'. 'AR2008-13' has strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout while it is medium in 'Yukon Gold'. 'AR2008-13' has high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout while it is medium in 'AC Chaleur' and absent or low in 'Yukon Gold'. 'AR2008-13' has many root tips on the lightsprout while it is medium in 'AC Chaleur' and few in 'Yukon Gold'. The growth habit of 'AR2008-13' is semi-upright while it is upright in the reference varieties. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the stem of 'AR2008-13' is medium while it is absent or very low in 'AC Chaleur' and low in 'Yukon Gold'. 'AR2008-13' has absent or very weak intensity and extent of anthocyanin colouration on inner surface of the corolla while the intensity is weak to medium and the extent is medium in 'Yukon Gold'. The time of maturity of 'AR2008-13' is late while it is medium in 'Yukon Gold'. The tuber shape of 'AR2008-13' is oval while it is round in 'AC Chaleur'. The tuber skin of 'AR2008-13' is light beige while it is yellow in 'Yukon Gold'. The tuber flesh of 'AR2008-13' is white while it is light yellow in 'Yukon Gold'.

Description:

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

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along the entire stem

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

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

TUBER: oval shape, shallow to medium depth of eyes, white flesh
TUBER EYES: yellow eye base
TUBER SKIN: light beige

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'AR2008-13' (experimental designations F03048 and 13817-03) originated from the cross of 'N1700-8' and 'AC Chaleur' made in 2000 in Fredericton, New-Brunswick. Selection criteria were clonal selection for adaptation, tuber type and fresh market potential.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'AR2008-13' 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: 'AR2008-13' (left) with the reference varieties 'AC Chaleur' (centre) and 'Yukon Gold' (right)

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Potato: 'AR2008-13' (left) with the reference varieties 'AC Chaleur' (centre) and 'Yukon Gold' (right)