Arbor Globe

Potato

Denomination: 'Arbor Globe'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Cavendish Farms Corporation
100 Midland Drive
Dieppe, New Brunswick
E1A 6X4
Canada
Breeder: Joyce & Robert Coffin, Privar Farm Inc., North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island
Application Date: 2011-04-05
Application Number: 11-7257
Protective direction granted: 2011-04-05
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-03-20
Certificate Number: 4493
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-03-20

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Atlantic' and 'Superior'

Summary: 'Arbor Globe' has a large lightsprout with many root tips while the reference varieties have medium sized light sprouts with few root tips. The base of the lightsprout in 'Arbor Globe' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration with an absent or low proportion of blue while 'Atlantic' has strong intensity of anthocyanin with a medium proportion of blue and 'Superior' has strong intensity with a medium proportion of blue. The base of the light sprout of 'Arbor Globe' has medium pubescence while 'Superior' has absent or very sparse pubescence. The lightsprout tip of 'Arbor Globe' has an intermediate habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration and medium pubescence while the light sprout tip of 'Atlantic' has an intermediate habit, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration and dense pubescence and the light sprout tip of 'Superior' has a closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration and sparse pubescence. 'Arbor Globe' has a taller plant height than 'Atlantic'. 'Arbor Globe' has an absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla while it is medium in the reference varieties. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla in 'Arbor Globe' is absent or very low while it is high in 'Atlantic' and medium for 'Superior'.

Description:

PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, spreading growth habit, medium maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: medium sized outline, open, weak 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 to very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium glossiness of upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: high frequency per plant, medium 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: round to short oval shape, cream coloured flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow to medium depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

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

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Arbor Globe' (experimental designation PR90-18-3) is the result of a cross made in 1990 between 'LaBelle' and ND860-2 at Privar Farm Inc., North Wiltshire, Prince Edward Island. 'LaBelle' was released by Louisiana State University and ND860-2 was a seedling from North Dakota State University. Selection criteria included vigorous growth habit, maturity, high pay yields, attractive tubers, high dry matter content, good eating quality and good processing quality for both chips and fries.

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.


Comparison table for 'Arbor Globe' with reference varieties 'Atlantic' and 'Superior'

Plant height (cm)

  'Arbor Globe' 'Atlantic' 'Superior'
mean 59.6 43.6 55.9
std. deviation 1.4 1.7 1.0

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Arbor Globe
Potato: 'Arbor Globe' (left) with reference varieties 'Atlantic' (centre) and 'Superior' (right)