Wendy

Potato

Denomination: 'Wendy'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH
Parkweg 4
D-18190, Sanitz
Gross Lüsewitz
Germany
Breeder: Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH, Gross Lüsewitz, 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: 2016-04-01
Application Number: 16-8862

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Gala'

Summary: The lightsprout base of 'Wendy' has a medium density of pubescence whereas the lightsprout base of 'Gala' has sparse pubescence in relation to the base. The lightsprout tip of 'Wendy' is small whereas as the lightsprout if 'Gala' is medium size in relation to base. The lightsprout of 'Wendy has few root tips whereas the lightsprout of 'Gala' has a medium number of root tips. The plants of 'Wendy are taller than the plants of 'Gala'. The tuber shape of 'Wendy' is oval whereas the tuber shape of 'Gala' is short oval.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low to medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium density pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

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

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium to large outline, openness is intermediate to open, 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: leaflet is small to medium size and narrower than long
LEAFLET: absent or very weak to weak waviness of margin, shallow veins, medium degree of glossiness of upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Wendy' originated from a cross conducted in 2001 between '1.742102-95' and 'Gala' at Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH., Lüsewitz, Germany. 'Wendy' was selected in 2003 for its positive agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Wendy' 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 'Wendy' with reference variety 'Gala'

PLant height (cm)

  'Wendy' 'Gala'
mean 56.0 43.2
std. deviation 1.4 1.9

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Wendy
Potato: 'Wendy' (left) with reference variety 'Gala' (right)

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