|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
HZPC Holland B.V.
P.O. Box 88
Rian Stekelenburg, HZPC Holland B.V., Joure, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'
Summary: The lightsprout of 'Smart' has a broad cylindrical shape whereas the lightsprout of 'Yukon Gold' is spherical. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the base of the light sprout is very strong with a high proportion of blue for 'Smart' while it is a medium intensity with an absent or low proportion of blue for 'Yukon Gold'. The lightsprout tip of 'Smart' is small in relation to the base whereas it is medium sized in 'Yukon Gold'. 'Smart' has a semi-upright to spreading growth habit whereas 'Yukon Gold' has an upright to semi-upright growth habit. The plant of 'Smart' is shorter than that of 'Yukon Gold'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the flower corolla of 'Smart' is absent or very low whereas it is high for 'Yukon Gold'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the flower corolla of 'Smart' is absent or very weak whereas it is weak to a medium for 'Yukon Gold'.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, broad cylindrical shape, root tips few to medium in numbers, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, with a high proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is an intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright to spreading growth habit, medium maturity
STEM: low extent of anthocyanin colouration halfway up the stem
LEAF: medium outline, open, medium green colour, low extent and weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large 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, weak waviness of margin, shallow depth of veins, medium glossiness of upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: medium frequency per plant, medium size, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: small to medium size, extent and intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side is absent or very weak, with absent or low proportion of blue
TUBER: short oval shape, medium to dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow to medium depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Smart' is the result of the cross made in 1997 between 'Lady Felicia' as the female parent and 'Secura' as the male parent at the HZPC Research & Development Centre in Metslawier, The Netherlands. Selection criteria included internal and external quality, yield and resistances against different diseases and pests.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Smart' were conducted during the 2012 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. Each plot per variety 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.
Comparison table for 'Smart' with reference variety 'Yukon Gold'
Plant height (cm)
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