|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Agrico Cooperatie u. a.
P.O. Box 70, Duit 15
Agrico Research B.V., Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd.
#26, 2908 Ellwood Drive, South West
|Grant of Rights Date:||2017-02-22|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2037-02-22|
Variety used for comparison: 'Kennebec'
Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the base of the lightsprout of 'Volare' is medium whereas the intensity is weak for 'Kennebec'. The openness of the leaf of 'Volare' is closed to intermediate between closed and open whereas the leaf of 'Kennebec' is open. The presence of secondary leaflets is medium to strong for 'Volare' whereas the presence of secondary leaflets is weak for 'Kennebec'. The frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets of 'Volare' is medium whereas the frequency of coalescence is absent or very low for 'Kennebec'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud and the peduncle of 'Volare' is low to medium whereas the extent is absent or very low for 'Kennebec'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla of 'Volare' is medium to strong whereas the intensity is absent or very weak for 'Kennebec'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla of 'Volare' is medium whereas the extent is absent or very low for 'Kennebec'. In reaction to light, the tuber skin of 'Volare' develops a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the tuber skin of 'Kennebec' develops a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low to medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is leaf type where foliage is closed and stems are hardly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures mid-season to late
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is closed to intermediate between closed and open, medium to dark green on upper side, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side of midrib, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, medium frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large, leaflet is as broad as long
LEAFLET: medium degree of waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, glossy upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: medium frequency per plant, small to medium size
PEDUNCLE: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): medium extent of anthocyanin colouration, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: round to short oval shape, white to cream coloured flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Volare' originated from the Agrico breeding program in Brant, Netherlands. It is the result of a hybridization conducted in 1999 between the selection designated 'UK 90-60-27' and the variety 'White Lady'. The seed from the cross was planted in a greenhouse in 2000 and the resulting tubers were planted in the field in 2001. 'Volare' was selected in 2001 for its agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Volare' was conducted during the growing season of 2015 in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 18.5 metre long row containing 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, or 10 parts of plants, of each variety. Mean differences were significant at the 5% probability level based on a paired Student's t-test.
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