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Denomination: 'Jelly'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH
P.O.Box 13 80
Breeder: Kartoffelzucht Bohm Inh. Gebr. Bohm KG, Luneburg, 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: 04-4024
Protective direction granted: 2004-02-09
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-10-06
Certificate Number: 3638
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2027-10-06

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Russet Burbank'

Summary: 'Jelly' differs from the reference variety, 'Russet Burbank', mainly in plant height, leaf length and width, waviness of leaflet margins, flowering profusion, flower bud persistence, corolla size, tuber eye distribution, prominence of tuber eyebrows, tuber flesh colour and light sprout size. The plants of 'Jelly' are taller than those of 'Russet Burbank'. The leaves of 'Jelly' are shorter and narrower than those of 'Russet Burbank'. The leaflet margins of 'Jelly' are medium in waviness whereas the leaflet margins of 'Russet Burbank' have none or very weak waviness. Flowering profusion of 'Jelly' is medium to strong flowering profusion whereas it is weak to medium in 'Russet Burbank'. The corolla of 'Jelly' is small whereas it is medium-sized in 'Russet Burbank'. The flower buds of 'Jelly' have strong to very strong persistence whereas it is medium in 'Russet Burbank'. Distribution of tuber eyes on 'Jelly' is predominantly apical whereas they are evenly distributed on 'Russet Burbank'. The tuber eyebrows of 'Jelly' are not prominent whereas they are medium prominence in 'Russet Burbank'. The tuber flesh of 'Jelly' is dark yellow whereas it is white in 'Russet Burbank'. 'Jelly' has medium size light sprouts whereas they are small in 'Russet Burbank'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, leaf type

STEM: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, evenly distributed, medium thickness, medium swelling of nodes

LEAVES: medium green, open silhouette, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side of leaf rachis, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on petiole, medium depth of veins, medium waviness of leaflet margins, medium glossiness of upper side, weak pubescence, medium presence of secondary leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium ovate shape, acute tip, cordate base, absent or very low frequency of coalescence
LATERAL LEAFLET: large, narrow ovate shape, acute tip, cordate base

INFLORESCENCE: medium to high flowering profusion, medium size, very high persistence, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of bud
COROLLA: white, very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of inner side, small, medium to strong intensity of star, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: oval-oblong shape, dark yellow flesh, no secondary colour
TUBER EYES: yellow at base, shallow, predominantly apical in distribution, eyebrows not prominent
TUBER SKIN: light beige, strong anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light, rough texture

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, few root tips, short lateral shoots
TIP: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

QUALITY: medium specific gravity, mainly table/processing market

Origin & Breeding History: 'Jelly' was selected from the F1 progeny of the crossing 'Marabel' x '173/87/4476L' made in 1992 at D-84085 Langquaid-Kaltenberg, Germany. Selection was based on negative agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Jelly' were conducted in Drummond, New Brunswick during the 2007 growing season. Varieties were planted in single row plots, consisting of 60 plants of each variety. Each row was 22 meters in length at a row spacing of 91 cm with in row spacing of 30 cm between plants. Measurements were taken from 10 plants

Comparison tables for 'Jelly' with reference variety 'Russet Burbank'

Plant height (cm)

  'Jelly' 'Russet Burbank'
mean 65.6 59.0
std. deviation 2.4 1.6

Leaf length (cm)

  'Jelly' 'Russet Burbank'
mean 29.7 35.9
std. deviation 1.6 2.1

Leaf width (cm)

  'Jelly' 'Russet Burbank'
mean 18.9 25.3
std. deviation 2.1 1.9

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Potato: 'Jelly' (right) with reference variety 'Russet Burbank' (left)

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