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Denomination: 'Bellarosa'
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: 07-5702
Protective direction granted: 2007-01-08
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-03-06
Certificate Number: 4297
Date rights surrendered: 2015-02-25

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Chieftain'

Summary: The plants of 'Bellarosa' are taller than the plants of 'Chieftain'. The tubers of 'Bellarosa' have medium to dark yellow flesh while the tubers of 'Chieftain' have white flesh. The light sprout of 'Bellarosa' is ovoid in shape while the light sprout of 'Chieftain' is spherical. The base of the light sprout of 'Bellarosa' has a medium proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration while the base of the light sprout of 'Chieftain' has an absent or low proportion of blue. The light sprout tip of 'Bellarosa' has sparse to medium pubescence while the light sprout tip of 'Chieftain' has dense pubescence.


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

STEM: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration located along the entire stem

LEAVES: large, closed silhouette, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, high extent of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, medium 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: large, as broad as long
LEAFLETS: weak waviness of margin, medium depth veins, medium glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: short oval to oval, medium to dark yellow coloured flesh
TUBER EYES: medium depth
TUBER SKIN: red, red at base of eye

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: strong anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, closed habit, strong anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium pubescence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Bellarosa' originated from a cross between L6132 and 'Vineta', made in Ebstorf, Germany in 1993. The selection process was based on positive agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Bellarosa' 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. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison table for 'Bellarosa' with reference variety 'Chieftain'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bellarosa' 'Chieftain'
mean 64 53
std. deviation 1.5 3.3

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

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