Destiny

Potato

Denomination: 'Destiny'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Agrico Cooperatie u. a.
P.O. Box 70, Duit 15
Emmeloord
8300 AB
Netherlands
Breeder: Cornelus Suelmann, Klazienaveen, Netherlands
Johannes Josephus Suelmann, Klazienaveen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd.
#26, 2908 Ellwood Drive, South West
Edmonton, Alberta
T6X 0A9
Canada
Tel: 780-435-3122
Application Date: 2015-01-30
Application Number: 15-8518

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Destiny' is ovoid in shape whereas the lightsprout of 'Yukon Gold' is spherical in shape. The lightsprout tip of 'Destiny' has a medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the lightsprout tip of 'Yukon Gold' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The plants of 'Destiny' are shorter than the plants of 'Yukon Gold'. The plants of 'Destiny' have a semi-upright growth habit whereas the plants of 'Yukon Gold' have an upright growth habit. The tuber of 'Destiny' has a medium to dark yellow flesh colour whereas the tuber of 'Yukon Gold' has a light yellow flesh colour.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, medium length 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, closed habit, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate to leaf type where foliage is half open to closed and stems are partly visible to not, or hardly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures mid to late season

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: medium to large outline size, open, medium green on upper side, low extent and weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper side of midrib, strong presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: leaflet is medium to large and narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak waviness of margin, shallow depth of veins, dull to medium glossiness of upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: absent or very low to low frequency per plant, small
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): medium extent of anthocyanin colouration, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: round shape, medium to dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, red at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Destiny' originated from a cross between 'AR 91-1409' and Hermes' conducted in 1998 at the Cornelus Suelmann and Johannes Josephus Suelmann breeding station, in Klazienaveen, Netherlands. 'Destiny' was selected in 2000 for its positive agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Destiny' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the growing season of 2016 in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 19.5 metre long row containing 65 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.


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

Plant height (cm)

  'Destiny' 'Yukon Gold'
mean 47.5 64.2
std. deviation 1.9 3.3

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

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