|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
HZPC IPR B.V.
P.O. Box 88
R. P. Graveland, HZPC IPR B.V., Joure, Netherlands
Folkert Pieter van der Zee, Kloosterburen, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
19 Regis Duffy Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Variety used for comparison: 'Rosemarie'
Summary: The shape of the lightsprout of 'Magenta Love' is spherical whereas the lightsprout of 'Rosemarie' is broad cylindrical. The plants of 'Magenta Love' are taller than the plants of 'Rosemarie'. The plants of 'Magenta Love' mature mid-season whereas the plants of 'Rosemarie' mature late. The inner side of the corolla of 'Magenta Love' has weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the inner side of the corolla of 'Rosemarie' has absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, spherical shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse to sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, upright growth habit, matures mid-season
STEM: high extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem
LEAF: large outline, closed to intermediate openness, dark green on upper side, medium extent and strong 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 large and narrower than long
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium degree of glossiness of upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: low frequency per plant, small
PEDUNCLE: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium to large
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): low extent of anthocyanin colouration, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: long shape, red flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, red at base
TUBER SKIN: red
Origin & Breeding History: 'Magenta Love' originated from a cross conducted between 'Vitkon-16' and 'Monalisa' in 2003 at HZPC Holland B.V., in Metslawier, Netherlands. 'Magenta Love' was selected in 2004 for its yield, internal and external quality of the tuber, and resistance to diseases and pests.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Magenta Love' 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 'Magenta Love' with reference variety 'Rosemarie'
Plant height (cm)
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