Valery

Potato

Denomination: 'Valery'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH
P.O.Box 13 80
D-21303
Lüneburg
Germany
Breeder: Böhm Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG, Lüneburg, 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: 2013-10-10
Application Number: 13-8123
Protective direction granted: 2013-10-10
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-03-17
Certificate Number: 5218
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-03-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Norland'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Valery' is small and spherical in shape with absent or very sparse pubescence at the tip whereas the lightsprout of 'Norland' is large and broad cylindrical in shape with medium to dense pubescence at the tip. The tip of the lightsprout of 'Valery' has a closed habit whereas the tip of the lightsprout of 'Norland' has an open habit. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the stem and the midrib on the upper side of the leaf is high for 'Valery' whereas the extent is medium for 'Norland'. The frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets of 'Valery' is medium to high whereas the frequency is absent or very low for 'Norland'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle is high for 'Valery' whereas the extent is low to medium for 'Norland'. The plant of 'Valery' matures mid-season whereas that of 'Norland' matures early in the season. The tuber of 'Valery' is oval to long oval in shape with medium to dark yellow flesh whereas the tuber of 'Norland' is short oval in shape with white flesh.

Description:

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

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate between stem and leaf types where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures mid-season

STEM: high extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is intermediate between closed and open, dark green on upper side, high extent and medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium to high frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, glossy upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: oval to long oval shape, medium to dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow depth, red at base
TUBER SKIN: red

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Valery' originated from a cross made in 2000 between the selection designated 'E 95/169/147' as the female parent and 'Ricarda' as the male parent. The variety was selected in 2002, in Ebstorf, Lower Saxony, Germany based on positive agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Valery' was conducted during the growing season of 2014 in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single row with 60 plants spaced 0.3 metres apart for each variety. The distance between rows within the trial was 0.9 metres. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety.

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Valery
Potato: 'Valery' (left) with reference variety 'Norland' (right)

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