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Denomination: 'Aladin'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Wildeboer, J. J.
Witterweg 34a
9421 PG
Breeder: J. J. Wildeboer, Bovensmilde, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd.
#26, 2908 Ellwood Drive, South West
Edmonton, Alberta
T6X 0A9
Tel: 780-435-3122
Application Date: 2004-11-15
Application Number: 04-4476
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-05-18
Certificate Number: 3835
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-05-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Chieftain'

Summary: The plants of 'Aladin' are shorter than those of 'Chieftain'. The flower buds of 'Aladin' have no anthocyanin colouration whereas it is weak to medium on 'Chieftain'. The tuber eyes are shallow on 'Aladin' whereas they are medium in depth on 'Chieftain'. The tuber flesh of 'Aladin' is light yellow whereas it is white in 'Chieftain'. The general shape of the light sprout of 'Aladin' is ovoid whereas it is spherical in 'Chieftain'. There is no anthocyanin colouration or pubescence at the tip of the light sprout of 'Aladin' whereas the light sprout of 'Chieftain' has medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration and dense pubescence.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, intermediate type foliage structure

STEM: medium to strong anthocyanin colouration, thin main stem, medium swelling at nodes

LEAVES: dark green, intermediate silhouette, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side of rachis and petiole, absent to very low frequency of coalescence, medium depth of veins, strong waviness of margin, medium glossiness of upper side, medium density of pubescence, medium presence of secondary leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium ovate, acute tip, obtuse base
LATERAL LEAFLET: medium size, medium ovate, acute tip, obtuse to cordate base

INFLORESCENCE: medium flowering profusion, medium size
FLOWER BUD: medium to strong persistence, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: red-violet, strong anthocyanin colouration on inner surface, medium size, medium to strong prominence of star
PEDUNCLE: strong anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: oval, light yellow flesh with no secondary colour
TUBER EYES: shallow, evenly distributed, eyebrows not prominent
TUBER SKIN: red, red at base of eye, smooth texture

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: strong anthocyanin colouration, no blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: smaller in size than base, closed habit, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Aladin' originated from the cross of 'KO79-1426' and 'AR77-175-3', made in Bant, the Netherlands in 1988. The selection process was based on negative agronomic criteria and resistances.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Aladin' were conducted in Central Blissville, New Brunswick in 2008. All entries were planted in single-row plots. Plots consisted of rows 22 metres long spaced 91 cm apart with 30 cm in row spacing between plants. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements. Colour determinations were made using the 1986 RHS colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Aladin' with reference variety 'Chieftain'

Plant height (cm)

  'Aladin' 'Chieftain'
mean 55.2 62.5
std. deviation 3.2 3.5

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Aladin' 'Chieftain'
inner surface 85A 88B

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Potato: 'Aladin' (left) with reference variety 'Chieftain' (right)

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