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Denomination: 'Fuego'
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Applicant/Holder: Fides B.V.
P.O. Box 26
2678 ZG
De Lier
Breeder: Ike Vlielander, FGB B.V., De Lier, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2004-03-12
Application Number: 04-4104
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-03-12
Certificate Number: 2709
Date rights surrendered: 2013-03-27

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Nemo'

Summary: The corolla lobes of 'Fuego' are broader and lighter red than those of 'Nemo'.


PLANT: short to medium height, medium to broad, very many flowering shoots of first order

LEAF: medium length, medium width, ovate, medium to dark green on upper side, medium green on lower side, absent to very weak anthocyanin, medium thickness, bicrenate margins with medium deep incisions, acute and straight apex, concave to flat in cross section, no twisting of longitudinal axis

FLOWERING SHOOT: moderate number of lateral shoots of first order, highest pleiochasium is medium to broad with many flowers
FLOWER: single, small to medium diameter
COROLLA LOBES: short to medium length, narrow to medium width, red (RHS 45B) on upper side, orange pink (RHS 37B) on lighter part of lower side, red pink (RHS 48B) on darker part of lower side
ANTHERS: not prominent

FLOWERING TIME: very early to early, eight week response group

Origin & Breeding History: 'Fuego' (breeder's reference 'FK 4660') was developed by the breeder, Ike Vlielander at the FGB B.V. Research Facility, De Lier, The Netherlands. It originated from a cross between the female parent 'Sumaco' and the male parent 'Tenorio', made in November 1999. The new kalanchoe variety was selected in 2001 based on flower colour, large flower umbel and compact growth habit.

Tests & Trials: The detailed description is based on the UPOV report of Technical Examination, CPVO reference number 2004/0087, application number KAL 686, grant number 16062, purchased from the CPVO, Angers, France. The trials were conducted by the Bundessortenamt in Hannover, Germany, in 2004. Colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) colour chart.

Comparison table for 'Fuego' with reference variety 'Nemo'

Colour of corolla lobes (RHS) 45B 46B

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Kalanchoë: 'Fuego'

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