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Robe Longue


Denomination: 'Robe Longue'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'QP96076.11L'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Centre de recherche Les Buissons inc.
358, rue Principale
Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec
G0H 1M0
Breeder: Pierre Turcotte, Centre de recherche Les Buissons inc., Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec
Application Date: 2008-04-02
Application Number: 08-6263
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-10-28
Certificate Number: 3964
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-10-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Shepody'

Summary: 'Robe Longue' has shorter plants than the reference variety 'Shepody'. The stems of 'Robe Longue' have a stronger anthocyanin intensity and are thicker than the reference variety. The terminal leaflet of 'Robe Longue' has an elliptical shape with a cordate base whereas it is broadly ovate with an obtuse base in 'Shepody'. 'Robe Longue' has a larger lateral leaflet than the reference variety. The terminal and lateral leaflets of 'Robe Longue' have less waviness of the margin and are glossier than the reference variety. 'Robe Longue' has less inflorescences than the reference variety. The corolla of 'Robe Longue' is larger and has less anthocyanin colouration on the inner surface than the reference variety. The tuber of 'Robe Longue' has a weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light, a netted texture, prominent eyebrows with cream flesh whereas in 'Shepody' it has a medium anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light, a rough texture, slight prominence of eyebrows with white flesh. The light sprout of 'Robe Longue' is small and spherical whereas it is medium and broad cylindrical in the reference variety. The base of the light sprout of 'Robe Longue' has weaker anthocyanin colouration and is less pubescent than the reference variety.


PLANT: spreading growth habit, intermediate type foliage structure, mid-season maturity

STEM: medium anthocyanin colouration, medium thickness of main stem, low swelling at nodes

LEAVES: medium green, intermediate to open silhouette, no anthocyanin colouration in rachis and petiole, weak presence of secondary leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: elliptical, acuminate tip, cordate base
LATERAL LEAFLET: large size, lanceolate, acuminate tip, cordate base

INFLORESCENCE: medium flowering profusion, medium size
COROLLA: white, no anthocyanin colouration on inner surface, large size, prominent star, weak anthocyanin in

TUBER: elliptical, cream flesh with no secondary colour
TUBER EYES: shallow, predominantly apical distributed, prominent eyebrows
TUBER SKIN: light beige, white at base of eye, weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light, netted texture

LIGHT SPROUT: small size, spherical shape, medium number of root tips, medium length lateral shoots
BASE: weak anthocyanin colouration, no blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
TIP: smaller than base in size, closed habit, weak anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

QUALITY: mealy to moist boiling texture, medium boiling sloughing, low to medium discolouration after cooking, medium to high specific gravity

Origin & Breeding History: 'Robe Longue' is the result of the cross between 'A 7961-1' (female parent) and the hybrid 'QP87034.044' (male parent) that was made in 1996 at the Centre de la recherche Les Buissons, Pointe-aux-Outardes, Québec. The variety is characterized by its relative density and appearance in the mid-season trials.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Robe Longue' were conducted during the summer of 2008 at Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec. There were two replicates of 200 tubers spaced 25 cm apart.

Comparison table for 'Robe Longue' with reference variety 'Shepody'

Plant height (cm)

  'Robe Longue' 'Shepody'
mean 59.6 66.3
standard deviation 1.8 3.3

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Potato: 'Robe Longue' (left) with reference variety 'Envol' (right)

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Potato: The flesh colour of 'Robe Longue' (left) with reference variety 'Shepody' (right)

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