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Denomination: 'Ampera'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Böhm Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG
Wulf Werum Strasse 1D
Breeder: Böhm Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG, Lüneburg, Germany
Agent in Canada: Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd.
#26, 2908 Ellwood Drive, South West
Edmonton, Alberta
T6X 0A9
Tel: 780-435-3122
Application Date: 2004-01-22
Application Number: 04-4011
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-03-09
Certificate Number: 3460
Date rights surrendered: 2019-11-15

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Agria'

Summary: 'Ampera' has a shorter plant height than 'Agria'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration is weaker on the stem and petiole of 'Ampera' than 'Agria'. 'Ampera' has a red-violet corolla colour while it is white for 'Agria'. The tubers of 'Ampera' have a very strong anthocyanin colouration of skin in reaction to light while it is weak for 'Agria'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the light sprout base and tip is moderate for 'Ampera' while it is very strong for 'Agria'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, intermediate type foliage structure
STEM: weak anthocyanin colouration, thin to medium thickness, nodes with absent or very low swelling

LEAVES: dark green, intermediate silhouette, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side of rachis and petiole, medium depth of veins, strong waviness of margin, medium glossiness on upper side, slight pubescence on leaves of apical rosette, medium presence of secondary leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium ovate shape, acuminate tip, cordate base, absent or very low frequency of coalescence with lateral leaflets
LATERAL LEAFLET: medium size, narrow ovate shape, acute to acuminate tip, cordate base

INFLORESCENCE: medium flowering profusion, small to medium size, flower buds persist, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of flower bud
COROLLA: red-violet, medium size, prominant star, weak anthocyanin colouration of inner side and on peduncle

TUBER: round
TUBER SKIN: light beige, yellow at base of eye, very strong anthocyanin colouration, rough, flaky texture
TUBER EYES: shallow in depth, evenly distributed, eyebrows slightly prominent
TUBER FLESH: medium to dark yellow, no secondary colour

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
BASE: medium anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
TIP: smaller than base in size, closed habit, medium anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: The potato variety 'Ampera' was selected from the F1 progeny of the crossing 'Aguti x Ponto' made in Lüneburg, Germany in 1989. The selection process was based on negative agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Ampera' were conducted in Drummond, New Brunswick in 2007. All entries were planted in single-row plots. Plots consisted of rows 22 meters long with 30 cm in row spacing between plants and spacing between rows of 91 cm. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements. Colour determinations were made using the 1986 RHS colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Ampera' with reference variety 'Agria'

Plant height (cm)

  'Ampera' 'Agria'
mean 51.8 70.0
std. deviation 3.8 2.7

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Ampera' 'Agria'
inner surface 85A 155B

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Potato: 'Ampera' (left) with reference variety 'Agria' (right)

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