Montreal

Potato

Denomination: 'Montreal'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: TPC Research BV
P. O. Box 19
Emmeloord
8300AA
Netherlands
Breeder: Aardappelkweekbedrif Boerhave, Elburg, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Solanum International Inc.
4 Legend Trail
Stony Plain, Alberta
T7Z 0B1
Canada
Tel: 780-963-6708
Application Date: 2014-03-07
Application Number: 14-8229
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-02-19
Certificate Number: 5201
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-02-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Montreal' is large with an ovoid shape and sparse pubescence at the base whereas the lightsprout of 'Yukon Gold' is small with a spherical shape and dense pubescence at the base. The tip of the lightsprout of 'Montreal' has dense pubescence whereas it has sparse pubescence on 'Yukon Gold'. The plant of 'Montreal' has a semi-upright growth habit whereas that of 'Yukon Gold' has an upright growth habit. The leaflet from the second pair of lateral leaflets of 'Montreal' is as broad as it is long whereas the leaflet from the second pair of lateral leaflets of 'Yukon Gold' is narrower than it is long. The plant of 'Montreal' is taller than that of 'Yukon Gold'. The anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla of 'Montreal' is of absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity whereas the anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla of 'Yukon Gold' is of high extent and weak intensity. In reaction to light, the tuber skin of 'Montreal' develops a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the tuber skin of 'Yukon Gold' develops none or a very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: large, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low to medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, habit is intermediate between closed and open, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, dense 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: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is intermediate between closed and open, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, leaflet is as broad as long
LEAFLET: weak to medium waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, medium glossiness of upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: medium frequency per plant, small to medium size
PEDUNCLE: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
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 inner side, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration on inner side

TUBER: round to short oval shape, cream to light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Montreal' originated from a cross made in 1997 between 'Amora' as the female parent and 'Amalia' as the male parent as part of a private breeding program at the Aardappelkweekbedrift Boerhave B.V. breeding facility in Elburg, The Netherlands. The resultant seed was planted in the greenhouse in Elburg in 1998 and from these, tubers were harvested and planted in the field during the spring of 1999. The variety was selected for its agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Montreal' 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. Mean differences were significant at the 5% probability level based on a paired Student's t-test.


Comparison table for 'Montreal' with reference variety 'Yukon Gold'

Plant height (cm)

  'Montreal' 'Yukon Gold'
mean 48.2 43.3
std. deviation 2.6 2.2

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Montreal
Potato: 'Montreal' (left) with reference variety 'Yukon Gold' (right)

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