Antonia

Potato

Denomination: 'Antonia'
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: 2012-02-13
Application Number: 12-7514
Protective direction granted: 2012-02-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Belana'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Antonia' has many root tips whereas the lightsprout of 'Belana' has few root tips. The extent of the anthocyanin colouration is low to medium along the entire stem for 'Antonia' whereas the extent is low and halfway up the stem for 'Belana'. The extent of the anthocyanin colouration is medium to high and the intensity is weak to medium on the upper side of the midrib of the leaf for 'Antonia' whereas the extent is absent or very low and the intensity is absent or very weak for 'Belana'. 'Antonia' has a pubescent leaflet blade at the apical rosette whereas it is glabrous for 'Belana'. The frequency of flowers per plant is medium on 'Antonia' whereas it is absent or very low on plants of 'Belana'. On the inner side of the flower corolla, the extent of anthocyanin colouration is high and the intensity is medium for 'Antonia' whereas the extent of the anthocyanin colouration is absent or very weak and the intensity is absent or very low for 'Belana'. The plants of 'Antonia' mature late whereas those of 'Belana' mature mid-season.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid, many root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent to medium proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed to intermediate 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, late maturity

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

LEAF: medium outline, intermediate openness, medium green colour, medium to high 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, medium waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, dull on upper side, pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Antonia' originated from a cross between P 92/388 as the female parent and 165/22/65 B as the male parent made in 2000 in Petersgroden near Bockshorn (Lower Saxony), Germany. The variety was selected based on positive agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Antonia' 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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Antonia
Potato: 'Antonia' (left) with reference variety 'Belana' (right)