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Denomination: 'Miranda'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG
Albert-Einstein- Ring 5
Breeder: Torsten Spill, SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2008-01-14
Application Number: 08-6133
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-02-22
Certificate Number: 4481
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-02-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Princess'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Miranda' is medium to large in size, broad cylindrical in shape and has a medium number of root tips while the lightsprout of 'Princess' is small to medium in size, conical in shape and has a few root tips. 'Miranda' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout while it is weak in 'Princess'. The size of the tip of the lightsprout in relation to the base in 'Miranda' is small while it is medium for 'Princess'. 'Miranda' has a lightsprout tip with a closed habit while it is intermediate in 'Princess'. The plant foliage structure of 'Miranda' is an intermediate type while it is a leaf type in 'Princess'. 'Miranda' has a leaf with an intermediate openness while it is open in 'Princess'. 'Miranda' has a taller plant height than 'Princess'. The tuber of 'Miranda' has medium depth eyes while they are shallow for 'Princess'. 'Miranda' has a yellow skin colour while it is light beige in 'Princess'. The anthocyanin colouration of the skin in reaction to light in 'Miranda' is medium while it is absent to very weak in 'Princess'.


PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, upright to semi-upright growth habit, early maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: medium to large outline, intermediate openness, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large size, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: weak to medium waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: oval to long oval, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: medium depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, medium anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

LIGHTSPROUT: medium to large size, broad cylindrical, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, very sparse to sparse pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Miranda' is the result of a cross made in 1992 between 'Agria' and AG 84-009 at the breeding station in Windeby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The selection criteria included high yield, high resistances to main diseases and medium to high starch content feasible also for fry production.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted during the 2011 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. Plots consisted of 60 plants grown in a single row with a row length of 18.5 meters and a row spacing of 0.9 meters.

Comparison table for 'Miranda' with reference variety 'Princess'

Plant height (cm)

  'Miranda' 'Princess'
mean 48.8 43.9
std. deviation 2.0 1.0

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Potato: 'Miranda' (left) with reference variety 'Princess' (right)

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