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Denomination: 'Augusta'
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: 2007-01-08(priority claimed)
Application Number: 07-5701
Protective direction granted: 2007-01-08
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-03-06
Certificate Number: 4296
Date rights surrendered: 2015-02-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'

Summary: The plants of 'Augusta' have a spreading growth habit while the plants of 'Yukon Gold' have an upright to semi-upright growth habit. The tuber skin of 'Augusta' is red parti-coloured while the tuber skin of 'Yukon Gold' is yellow. The light sprout tip of 'Augusta' has strong anthocyanin colouration while the light sprout tip of 'Yukon Gold' has weak anthocyanin.


PLANT: spreading growth habit, foliage structure intermediate between stem and leaf type, early to mid-season maturity

STEM: low extent of anthocyanin colouration located along the entire stem

LEAVES: medium size, closed to intermediate openness, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, as broad as long
LEAFLETS: weak waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth veins, medium glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: medium to high frequency of inflorescences per plant, low extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: small to medium size, weak anthocyanin colouration on inner side with absent or low proportion of blue, medium extent of anthocyanin on inner side

TUBER: short oval to oval, medium to dark yellow coloured flesh
TUBER EYES: medium depth
TUBER SKIN: red parti-coloured, red at base of eye, medium anthocyanin colouration of skin in reaction to light

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

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Augusta' originated from a cross between BD 77 019-86 and 'Quarta', made in Böhlendorf, Germany in 1992. The selection process was based on negative agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Augusta' were conducted during the summer of 2010 in Drummond, New Brunswick. Plots consisted of one row with a row length of 18.5 meters and a row spacing of 90 cm. Plants were spaced 30 cm apart within the row. There were 60 plants per variety in the trial.

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Potato: 'Augusta' (left) with reference variety 'Yukon Gold' (right)

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