Musica

Potato

Denomination: 'Musica'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: C. Meijer B.V.
Stationsweg 18a, 4416 PJ Kruiningen
Postbus 1, 4416 AG
Kruiningen
Netherlands
Breeder: J.P.M. Muijsers, C. Meijer B.V., Kruiningen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Solanum International Inc.
#7-52001 Range Road 275
Spruce Grove, Alberta
T7X 3V2
Canada
Tel: 780-963-4507
Application Date: 2010-12-01
Application Number: 10-7095
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-02-20
Certificate Number: 4468
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-02-20

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Bintje' and 'Agria'

Summary: The base of the lightsprout of 'Musica' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration with an absent or low proportion of blue and very sparse to sparse pubescence while the base of the light sprout of 'Bintje' has a very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration with a medium proportion of blue and sparse pubescence and the base of the light sprout of 'Agria' has a very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration with a high proportion of blue and dense pubescence. 'Musica' has a lightsprout tip that has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration with sparse pubescence while 'Bintje' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration with medium pubescence and 'Agria' has a very strong intensity with sparse pubescence. The lightsprout of 'Musica' has a small sized tip in relation to the base with a medium number of root tips while 'Bintje' has a medium sized tip with few root tips and 'Agria' has a small sized tip with few root tips. 'Musica' has an absent to very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on the stem while 'Bintje' has a low to medium extent along the entire stem and 'Agria' has a medium extent along the entire stem. 'Musica' has an absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on the flower bud while it is high in 'Bintje'. The frequency of inflorescences per plant is very low to low for 'Musica' while it is medium for 'Bintje' and high for 'Agria'. 'Musica' has an absent to very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle while it is medium in 'Bintje'. 'Musica' has an early to medium maturity while it is late for 'Bintje' and medium to late for 'Agria'. The tuber flesh colour for 'Musica' is medium yellow while it is light yellow in 'Bintje' and dark yellow for 'Agria'.

Description:

PLANT: intermediate to leaf type foliage structure, semi-upright growth habit, early to medium maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: medium to large sized outline, intermediate openness, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, absent or very 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, shallow to medium depth veins, dull on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: very low to low frequency per plant, small size, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium 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: long oval, medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, strong to very strong anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very low proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, very sparse to sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, closed habit, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Musica' is the result of the cross made in 1997 between CMK1993-042-005 and 'Lady Christl' at Rilland, The Netherlands. The selection criteria included yield, appearance, maturity, disease resistance and quality characteristics.

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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Musica
Potato: 'Musica' (left) with reference varieties 'Bintje' (centre) and 'Agria' (right)