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Denomination: 'FL2101'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
Legal Department
3A-391, 7701 Legacy Drive
Plano, Texas
United States of America
Breeder: Robert W. Hoopes, Frito-Lay, Inc., Rhinelander, United States of America
Agent in Canada: PepsiCo Foods Canada
5550 Explorer Drive, 8th Floor
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 0C3
Tel: 289-374-5000
Application Date: 2006-04-27(priority claimed)
Application Number: 06-5463
Protective direction granted: 2006-04-27
Date abandoned: 2009-02-09

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Atlantic'

Summary: 'FL2101' has a more spreading growth habit than 'Atlantic'. 'FL2101' has weak to medium anthocyanin colouration in the stem while 'Atlantic' has no anthocyanin. 'FL2101' has stronger anthocyanin colouration in the corolla than 'Atlantic'. 'FL2101' has weak to medium anthocyanin in the peduncle while 'Atlantic' has no anthocyanin. 'FL2101' has light yellow tuber flesh colour while 'Atlantic' has white to cream flesh colour. 'FL2101' has a spherical shaped light sprout while 'Atlantic' has an ovoid shaped light sprout.


PLANT: spreading growth habit, leaf type foliage structure
STEM: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration located throughout the stem, medium thickness, nodes with absent or very low degree of swelling

LEAVES: medium green, intermediate silhouette, weak anthocyanin colouration on upper side of rachis and petiole, medium depth of veins, absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium to strong glossiness on upper side, sparse 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 base

INFLORESCENCE: medium flowering profusion, medium size, flower buds persistent, medium anthocyanin colouration in flower bud.
COROLLA: red-violet, medium anthocyanin colouration on inner side, medium size, moderately prominent star, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on peduncle

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

LIGHT SPROUT: small to medium size, spherical shape, low number of root tips, short lateral shoots
BASE: medium anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin, medium pubescence
TIP: smaller than base, closed habit, medium anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence.

Origin & Breeding History: 'FL2101' originated from a cross between RD248-91 and 'FL1625', made in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA in 1992. Seeds from the cross were sown in the greenhouse in the spring of 1998 and the resulting tubers harvested in the summer of that year. Seedling tubers were planted in the field in the spring of 1999. One of the selections from this progeny was given the designation 1999 136.01 and tested for four years in Rhinelander. Selection criteria included tuber appearance, tuber set, uniformity of tuber shape, yield, high solids, bruise resistance and fry colour.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'FL2101' 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 table for 'FL2101' with reference variety 'Atlantic'

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'FL2101' 'Atlantic'
inner surface 85B 85C

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Potato: 'FL2101' (right) with reference variety 'Atlantic' (left)

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