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Red Fantasy


Denomination: 'Red Fantasy'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'E 98-226'
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: 2005-05-30(priority claimed)
Application Number: 05-4916
Protective direction granted: 2005-05-30
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3843
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-06-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Asterix'

Summary: The leaf silhouette of 'Red Fantasy' is intermediate whereas it is open in 'Asterix'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the rachis and petioles of 'Red Fantasy' is strong whereas it is medium on 'Asterix'. The leaflet margins of 'Red Fantasy' have weak waviness whereas it is strong on 'Asterix'. The flower buds and peduncle of 'Red Fantasy' have no anthocyanin colouration whereas 'Asterix' has medium intensity. The tip of the light sprout is larger than the base in 'Red Fantasy' whereas the tip is smaller than the base in 'Asterix'.


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

STEM: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration, medium thickness of main stem, low swelling at nodes

LEAVES: medium green, intermediate silhouette, strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side of rachis and petiole, medium frequency of coalescence, shallow veins, weak waviness of margin, medium glossiness of upper side, strong pubescence, medium presence of secondary leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium to broadly ovate, acuminate tip, obtuse to cordate base
LATERAL LEAFLET: medium size, medium ovate, acute tip, obtuse to cordate base

INFLORESCENCE: low to medium flowering profusion, small
FLOWER BUD: strong persistence, no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: red-violet, strong anthocyanin colouration on inner surface, medium size, weak to medium prominence of star
PEDUNCLE: no anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: oblong, dark yellow flesh with no secondary colour
TUBER EYES: shallow, evenly distributed, eyebrows slightly prominent
TUBER SKIN: red, red at base of eye, smooth texture

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Red Fantasy' originated from the cross of 'Laura' and 'Miriam', made in Ebstorf, Germany in 1997. the selection process was based on negative agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Red Fantasy' 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 'Red Fantasy' with reference variety 'Asterix'

Plant height (cm)

  'Red Fantasy' 'Asterix'
mean 69.5 64.5
std. deviation 6.0 3.3

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Red Fantasy' 'Asterix'
inner surface 86B 85A

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Red Fantasy
Potato: 'Red Fantasy' (right) with reference variety 'Asterix' (left)

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