Jennifer

Potato

Denomination: 'Jennifer'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: HZPC IPR B.V.
P.O. Box 88
8500 AB
Joure
Netherlands
Breeder: Joh. Biemond, Eenrum, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: HZPC-Americas Corp.
19 Regis Duffy Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1E 0K5
Canada
Tel: 902-892-2004
Application Date: 2014-10-28
Application Number: 14-8463
Grant of Rights Date: 2017-02-22
Certificate Number: 5423
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2037-02-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Sifra'

Summary: The pubescence of the base of the lightsprout of 'Jennifer' is very dense whereas the pubescence of 'Sifra' is sparse. The pubescence of the tip of the lightsprout of 'Jennifer' is medium to dense whereas the pubescence of 'Sifra' is absent or very sparse to sparse. The lightsprout of 'Jennifer' has a medium number of root tips whereas the lightsprout of 'Sifra' has few root tips. The anthocyanin colouration of the stem is absent for 'Jennifer' whereas the extent of anthocyanin colouration is low for 'Sifra'. The leaflet of 'Jennifer' has a medium degree of waviness of the margin whereas the leaflet of 'Sifra' has weak waviness of the margin. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud and peduncle of 'Jennifer' is absent or very low whereas the extent is low to medium for 'Sifra'.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, spherical to ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate to leaf type where foliage is half open to closed and stems are partly to hardly visible, semi-upright growth habit, mid-season to late maturity

STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is 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 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 narrower than long
LEAFLET: medium degree of waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, dull upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: high frequency per plant, medium size
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: short oval shape, cream coloured flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Jennifer' originated from a cross conducted at D. Biemond B.V. in Eenrum, Netherlands, in 2001, between the varieties 'Voyager', as the female parent, and 'BIE 94-890', as the male parent. The resulting seedlings were tested in the Netherlands and at different testing locations abroad. 'Jennifer' was selected in 2002 for its yield, internal and external quality, and resistance to different diseases and pests.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Jennifer' 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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Jennifer
Potato: 'Jennifer' (left) with reference variety 'Sifra' (right)

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