Chilean Splash

Potato

Denomination: 'Chilean Splash'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Novaseed LTDA
Loteo pozo de ripio s/n. Parque Ivian II
Puerto Varas
Chile
Breeder: Boris Contreras, Novaseed LTDA, Puerto Varas, Chile
Andres Contreras, Contreras, Puerto Varas, Chile
Agent in Canada: Tuberosum Technologies Inc.
P.O.Box 35
Broderick, Saskatchewan
S0H 0L0
Canada
Tel: 306-867-1212
Application Date: 2015-10-30
Application Number: 15-8739

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'

Summary: The base of the lightsprout of 'Chilean Splash' has a high proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration whereas the base of the lightsprout of 'Yukon Gold' has an absent or low to medium proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration. The plants of 'Chilean Splash' are shorter than the plants of 'Yukon Gold'. The growth habit of 'Chilean Splash' is semi-upright whereas the growth habit of 'Yukon Gold' is upright. The tuber of 'Chilean Splash' has blue parti-coloured skin with deep eyes whereas the tuber of 'Yukon Gold' has yellow skin with shallow eyes.

Description:

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

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

STEM: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration at base only

LEAF: medium outline size, openness is intermediate to open, medium green on upper side, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of 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: leaflet is medium size and narrower than long
LEAFLET: medium amount of waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, medium glossiness on upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: oval to long oval shape, light to medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: deep, blue at base
TUBER SKIN: blue parti-coloured, develops weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Chilean Splash' originated from a cross between '301 UA 1500' and 'Rosara' conducted in 2001 at the Andres Contreras and Boris Contrera breeding program, in Puerta Varas, Chili. 'Chilean Splash' was selected in 2007 for its positive agronomic characteristics and resistance to disease.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Chilean Splash' 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 'Chilean Splash' with reference variety 'Yukon Gold'

Plant height (cm)

  'Chilean Splash' 'Yukon Gold'
mean 55.8 64.2
std. deviation 2.7 3.3

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

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