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Denomination: 'Allians'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH
P.O.Box 13 80
Breeder: Böhm Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG, Lüneburg, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2004-02-09(priority claimed)
Application Number: 04-4023
Protective direction granted: 2004-02-09
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-03-18
Certificate Number: 3472
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-03-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Vivaldi'

Summary: 'Allians' has a semi-upright growth habit while 'Vivaldi' has an upright growth habit. 'Allians' has a taller plant height than 'Vivaldi'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the stem is absent or very weak for 'Allians' and weak for 'Vivaldi'. 'Allians' has a moderate presence of secondary leaflets while 'Vivaldi' has a weak presence. The tuber shape is cylindrical for 'Allians' while it is oval for 'Vivaldi'. The light sprout shape is broad cylindrical for 'Allians' while it is conical for 'Vivaldi'.


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

LEAVES: medium green, intermediate to open silhouette, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side of rachis and petiole, medium depth of veins, medium 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, acute tip, cordate base, absent or very low frequency of coalescence with lateral leaflets
LATERAL LEAFLET: large, narrow ovate shape, acute tip, cordate base

INFLORESCENCE: medium flowering profusion, medium size, flower buds persist, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of flower bud
COROLLA: white, medium size, prominant star, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on peduncle

TUBER: cylindrical
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, strong anthocyanin colouration, smooth texture
TUBER EYES: shallow in depth, evenly distributed, eyebrows slightly prominent
TUBER FLESH: dark yellow, no secondary colour

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, broad cylindrical shape, medium number root tips, long lateral shoots
BASE: medium anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
TIP: smaller than base in size, closed habit, very weak anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Allians' originated from a cross between L 185/88/359 and E 90/55, made in BÖhlendorf, Germany in 1995. The selection process was based on negative agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Allians' were conducted in Drummond, New Brunswick in 2007. All entries were planted in single-row plots. Plots consisted of rows 22 metres 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 table for 'Allians' with reference variety 'Vivaldi'

Plant height (cm)

  'Allians' 'Vivaldi'
mean 67.1 59.4
std. deviation 3.7 5.2

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Potato: 'Allians' (left) with reference variety 'Vivaldi' (right)

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