Bellinda

Potato

Denomination: 'Bellinda'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH
P.O.Box 13 80
D-21303
Lüneburg
Germany
Breeder: Böhm Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion OHG, Luneburg, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Canada
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2010-12-03
Application Number: 10-7099
Protective direction granted: 2010-12-03

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Belana'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Bellinda' has medium pubescence at the base whereas it has sparse pubescence at the base for 'Belana'. The lightsprout tip is small in size in relation to the base for 'Bellinda' whereas it is medium sized for 'Belana'. The extent of the anthocyanin colouration is medium to high along the entire stem for 'Bellinda' whereas the extent is low and halfway up the stem for 'Belana'. 'Bellinda' has a medium green coloured leaf whereas the leaf is light green for 'Belana'. On the upper side of the midrib of the leaf, the extent of the anthocyanin colouration is low to medium and the intensity is weak to medium for 'Bellinda' whereas the extent of the anthocyanin colouration is absent or very low and the intensity is absent or very weak for 'Belana'. The frequency of flowers per plant is medium on 'Bellinda' whereas it is absent or very low on the plants of 'Belana'. 'Bellinda' has medium sized inflorescences whereas those of 'Belana' are small.

Description:

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

PLANT: foliage structure is an intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, upright to semi-upright growth habit, medium to late maturity

STEM: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration along the entire stem

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

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

TUBER: oval to long-oval shape, dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Bellinda' originated from a cross between 287/89/128 as the female parent and 'Belana' as the male parent made in 1997 in Ebstorf (Lower Saxony), Germany. The variety was selected based on positive agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bellinda' were conducted during the 2013 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. Each variety plot consisted of 60 plants grown in a single row with a row length of 18.5 metres and a row spacing of 0.9 metres between rows. Plants were spaced 0.30 metres apart.

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Bellinda
Potato: 'Bellinda' (left) with reference variety 'Belana' (right)