Amanda

Potato

Denomination: 'Amanda'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG
Albert-Einstein- Ring 5
22761
Hamburg
Germany
Breeder: Torsten Spill, SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, 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: 2012-11-06
Application Number: 12-7788
Grant of Rights Date: 2017-03-28
Certificate Number: 5462
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2019-03-28
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2037-03-28

Note: The applicant has requested an exemption from compulsory licensing to allow time to multiply and distribute propagating material of the variety. If the exemption is granted, it may be allowed for two years from the date rights are granted for the variety.


Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bintje'

Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the base of the lightsprout of 'Amanda' is weak whereas the intensity is very strong for 'Bintje'. The proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration of the base of the lightsprout of 'Amanda' is absent or low whereas the proportion of blue is high for 'Bintje'. The pubescence of the tip of the lightsprout of 'Amanda' is absent or very sparse whereas the pubescence is of medium density for 'Bintje'. The anthocyanin colouration of the stem and the upper side of the leaf midrib of 'Amanda' is absent whereas for 'Bintje', the anthocyanin colouration is of low extent and weak intensity. The frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets of 'Amanda' is absent or very low whereas the frequency of coalescence is low for 'Bintje'. The degree of waviness of the leaflet margin of 'Amanda' is weak to medium whereas the waviness is absent or very weak for 'Bintje'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the peduncle of 'Amanda' is absent or very low whereas the extent is medium for 'Bintje'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud of 'Amanda' is absent or very low whereas the extent is high for 'Bintje'.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: large, broad cylindrical shape, many root tips, medium length lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, late maturity

STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is intermediate to open, light to medium 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: weak to medium degree of waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, medium glossiness of upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: medium frequency per plant, small 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 to oval shape, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Amanda' originated from the Saka Pflanzenzucht private breeding program in Windeby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. It is the result of a hybridization conducted in 1999 between the selection designated '94-709-2' and the variety 'Innovator'. The seed from the cross was planted in a greenhouse in 2000 and the resulting tubers were planted in a field during the spring of 2000. From these, 'Amanda' was selected in 2001 for its agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.

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

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