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Dakota Crisp


Denomination: 'Dakota Crisp'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: NDSU Research Foundation
1735 NDSU Research Park Drive
Dept. No. 4400, P.O. Box 6050
Fargo, North Dakota
United States of America
Breeder: Dale Zetocha, NDSU Research Foundation, Fargo, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2006-04-18(priority claimed)
Application Number: 06-5434
Protective direction granted: 2006-04-18
Grant of Rights Date: 2008-06-26
Certificate Number: 3242
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2026-06-26

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Atlantic', 'Snowden' and 'Dakota Pearl'

Summary: 'Dakota Crisp' has a taller plant height than the reference varieties. 'Dakota Crisp' has dark green leaf colour while 'Atlantic' has medium green leaf colour and 'Snowden' and 'Dakota Pearl' have light green leaf colour. 'Dakota Crisp' has white corolla colour while 'Atlantic' has red-violet corolla colour. 'Dakota Crisp' has weaker anthocyanin colouration at the base of the light sprout than 'Atlantic' and stronger anthocyanin than 'Snowden'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, intermediate foliage structure
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration, thin, nodes with absent or low degree of swelling

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

INFLORESCENCE: medium to high flowering profusion, small to medium size, flower buds persistent, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration in flower bud.
COROLLA: white, small to medium size, weakly prominent star, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on peduncle

TUBER: round
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, weak anthocyanin colouration on skin in reaction to light, smooth texture
TUBER EYES: medium in depth, evenly distributed, eyebrows slightly prominent
TUBER FLESH: white, no secondary colour

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, spherical shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
BASE: medium anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin, medium pubescence
TIP: equal to base in size, closed habit, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence.

Origin & Breeding History: 'Dakota Crisp' originated from a cross between 'Yankee Chipper' and 'Norchip', made at North Dakota State University in 1984. 'Dakota Crisp' was selected in the field as a seedling in 1989 at Langdon, North Dakota, USA and tested under the pedigree number ND2470-27. It was derived from the hybridization of the two parents and a phenotypic recurrent selection technique was utilized in its development.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Dakota Crisp' were conducted in Drummond, New Brunswick in 2006. All entries were planted in single-row plots. Plots consisted of rows 22 metres long with 30 cm in row spacing and between row spacing of 91 cm. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements. Colour determinations were made using the 1986 RHS colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Dakota Crisp' with reference varieties 'Atlantic', 'Snowden' and 'Dakota Pearl'

Plant height (cm)

  'Dakota Crisp' 'Atlantic' 'Snowden' 'Dakota Pearl'
mean 69.3 62.9 62.2 51.2
std. deviation 2.4 6.4 5.1 3.5

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Dakota Crisp' 'Atlantic' 'Snowden' 'Dakota Pearl'
inner surface 157C 85C 155C 157C

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Dakota Crisp
Potato: 'Dakota Crisp' (centre left) with reference varieties 'Snowden' (left), 'Atlantic' (centre right) and 'Dakota Pearl' (right)

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