|Botanical Name:||Fragaria ×ananassa|
Darbonne Pepiniere, SAS
Domaine St. Jacques
8229 Avenue des Pyrenees
Alexandre Pierron-Darbonne, Darbonne Pepiniere, SAS, Le Barp, France
|Agent in Canada:||
Fetherstonhaugh & Co.
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex.1279
Varieties used for comparison: 'Charlotte' and 'Cirafine'
Summary: The plants of 'Amandine' have a semi-upright growth habit while the plants of both reference varieties have a spreading growth habit. The plants of 'Amandine' have few stolons whereas those of both reference varieties have a medium number of stolons. The flower of 'Amandine' has a medium sized diameter while the flower of 'Charlotte' has a small diameter. The fruit of 'Amandine' is medium sized while the fruit of both reference varieties is small. The fruit of 'Amandine' is conical shaped while it is rhomboid shaped for 'Cirafine'.
PLANT: fully remontant bearing type, semi-upright growth habit, medium density foliage, weak vigour
STOLON: few, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density pubescence
PETIOLE: medium length, horizontal attitude of hairs
STIPULE: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: medium size, medium green on upper side, absent or weak blistering, medium degree of glossiness on upper side, no variegation
TERMINAL LEAFLET: equally long as it is broad, obtuse base, serrate to crenate margin, straight in cross-section
FLOWERING: begins very early
INFLORESCENCE: positioned at same level as foliage, few flowers
PEDICEL: slightly outward attitude of hairs
FLOWER: larger calyx in relation to corolla, medium size diameter, petals not touching, stamen present
PETAL: moderately shorter than wide, white on inner side
CALYX: same diameter in relation to diameter of fruit, weak adherence to fruit, upwards attitude of sepals
FRUIT: begins ripening very early, moderately longer than wide, medium size, conical shape, slight difference in shape between terminal fruit and other fruit of same fruit stalk, inserted calyx attachment, medium firmness
FRUIT SURFACE: medium red, evenness of colour is slightly uneven, medium degree of glossiness, evenness of surface is slightly uneven, narrow band without achenes, achenes positioned level with surface
FRUIT FLESH: medium red, light red core, medium sized cavity
Origin & Breeding History: 'Amandine' originated from a controlled cross conducted by the breeder in Le Barp, France. The cross was made in 2007 between the variety '88.09.06' as the female parent and 'Mara des Bois' as the male parent with trials on the resulting progeny conducted from 2008 until 2012. In 2012, 'Amandine' was selected in Le Barp, France as a single seedling based on its fruit quality, size, colour, taste, flavour, yield; easy harvesting and storage qualities. Official control trials were conducted from 2012 to 2014. 'Amandine' was first propagated by rooted cuttings at the farm of LeMerle2 in Le Barp, France in the summer of 2008.
Tests & Trials: The detailed description of 'Amandine' is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, application number 2012/0100, purchased from the Oficina Española de Variedades Vegetales in Madrid, Spain. The trials were conducted by the Oficina Española de Variedades Vegetales at Finca Experimental El Cebellar, Moguer (Huelva) and Centro Instituto de Investigación y Formación Agraria y Pesquera Churriana-Málaga in Madrid, Spain from 2012 to 2014.
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