Prince of Orange

Potato

Denomination: 'Prince of Orange'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: HZPC IPR B.V.
P.O. Box 88
8500 AB
Joure
Netherlands
Breeder: R. P. Graveland, HZPC IPR B.V., Joure, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: HZPC-Americas Corp.
19 Regis Duffy Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1E 0K5
Canada
Tel: 902-892-2004
Application Date: 2014-04-08
Application Number: 14-8266
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-02-17
Certificate Number: 5191
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-02-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Mozart'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Prince of Orange' is ovoid in shape and of medium to large size whereas that of 'Mozart' is spherical in shape and small. The intensity of the anthocyanin colouration of the lightsprout is strong at the base and medium at the tip for 'Prince of Orange' whereas the intensity of anthocyanin colouration is absent or very weak for the entire lightsprout of 'Mozart'. The pubescence on the lightsprout of 'Prince of Orange' is medium to dense at the base and of medium density at the tip whereas the pubescence on the entire lightsprout of 'Mozart' is absent or very sparse. The extent of the anthocyanin colouration along the entire stem of 'Prince of Orange' is medium whereas it is high for 'Mozart'. The leaflet from the second pair of lateral leaflets is as broad as it is long for 'Prince of Orange' whereas the leaflet is narrower than it is long for 'Mozart'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud is absent or very low for 'Prince of Orange' whereas it is medium for 'Mozart'. The plant of 'Prince of Orange' is taller than that of 'Mozart'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle is low for 'Prince of Orange' whereas it is high for 'Mozart'. The tuber of 'Prince of Orange' is long oval to long with dark yellow flesh whereas the tuber of 'Mozart' is oval with medium yellow flesh. The colour at the base of the eye on the tuber of 'Prince of Orange' is yellow whereas it is white on the tuber of 'Mozart'.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: medium to large, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, medium length lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence

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

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: outline is medium to large, openness is intermediate between closed and open, medium to dark green on upper side, high extent and medium to strong intensity of 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 to large, leaflet is as broad as it is long
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, dull upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Prince of Orange' originated from a cross made in 2003 between 'Susanne' as the female parent and 'Laura' as the male parent at the HZPC Research & Development Centre in Metslawier, The Netherlands. The variety was selected from the F1 progeny in 2005. Selection criteria included internal and external quality, yield and resistance against different diseases and pests. The testing was conducted in The Netherlands and at different locations abroad.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Prince of Orange' 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 'Prince of Orange' with reference variety 'Mozart'

Plant height (cm)

  'Prince of Orange' 'Mozart'
mean 52.3 30.7
std. deviation 1.8 2.7

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Prince of Orange
Potato: 'Prince of Orange' (left) with reference variety 'Mozart' (right)

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