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Denomination: 'Lambada'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH
Parkweg 4
D-18190, Sanitz
Gross Lüsewitz
Breeder: Wolfgang Walter, Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH, Gross Lüsewitz, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2007-03-20(priority claimed)
Application Number: 07-5795
Protective direction granted: 2007-03-20
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-03-18
Certificate Number: 3467
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2011-03-18
Date rights surrendered: 2015-02-03

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold' and 'Agria'

Summary: 'Lambada' has shorter plants with a smaller leaf size than the reference varieties. The intenstiy of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud is absent or very weak for 'Lambada' while it is medium for the reference varieties. 'Lambada' has a white corolla while it is red-violet for 'Yukon Gold'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the light sprout base is weak for 'Lambada' while it is strong for 'Yukon Gold' and very strong for 'Agria'.


PLANT: upright growth habit, intermediate type foliage structure
STEM: medium anthocyanin colouration distributed on the axil, medium thickness, nodes with low swelling

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

INFLORESCENCE: low flowering profusion, small, flower buds are persistent, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration of flower bud
COROLLA: white, medium size, prominant star, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on peduncle

TUBER: oblong
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, strong anthocyanin colouration of skin in reaction to light, smooth texture
TUBER EYES: intermediate depth, even distribution, medium prominence of eyebrows
TUBER FLESH: dark yellow, no secondary colour

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
BASE: weak anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
TIP: smaller than base in size, closed habit, weak anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lambada' originated from the cross of 'Grandifolia' and '3.169 010-86', made in GroB Lüsewitz, Germany in 1993. The selection criteria were maturity, yield, resistance, processing traits, morphological traits, and storage characters.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Lambada' were conducted in Drummond, New Brunswick in 2007. All entries were planted in single-row plots. Plots consisted of rows 22 meters long with 30 cm in row spacing between plants and spacing between rows of 91 cm. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements. Colour determinations were made using the 1986 RHS colour chart.

Comparison tables for 'Lambada' with reference varieties 'Yukon Gold' and 'Agria'

Plant height (cm)

  'Lambada' 'Yukon Gold' 'Agria'
mean 52.7 66.6 70.0
std. deviation 2.7 3.2 2.7

Leaf length (including petiole) (cm)

  'Lambada' 'Yukon Gold' 'Agria'
mean 27.2 35.2 31.6
std. deviation 1.7 2.4 2.0

Leaf width (cm)

  'Lambada' 'Yukon Gold' 'Agria'
mean 15.5 24.1 17.0
std. deviation 1.7 3.1 2.2

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'Lambada' 'Yukon Gold' 'Agria'
inner surface 157B 76A 155B

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Potato: 'Lambada' (centre) with reference varieties 'Agria' (left) and 'Yukon Gold' (right)

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