|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
IPM Potato Group Limited
Unit 412, Q House
76 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate
Teagasc Crops Research Centre, Carlow, Ireland
|Agent in Canada:||
Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
|Protective direction granted:||2008-05-16|
|Protective direction withdrawn:||2012-04-20|
|Grant of Rights Date:||2013-05-31|
|Exemption from compulsory licensing:||Yes|
|Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing:||2015-05-31|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2031-05-31|
Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'
Summary: The lightsprout base of 'Electra' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration and sparse pubescence while there is a medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration and dense pubescence for 'Yukon Gold'. 'Electra' has an absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the lightsprout tip while it is medium intensity for 'Yukon Gold'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the flower corolla of 'Electra' is absent or very weak while it is weak to medium for 'Yukon Gold'. 'Electra' has an absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the flower corolla while it is high for 'Yukon Gold'. The maturity of 'Electra' is very late while it is early to medium for 'Yukon Gold'.
PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, semi-upright growth habit, very late maturity
STEM: absent of anthocyanin colouration
LEAVES: medium to large outline, closed to open openness, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, absent or very low extent of 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: large size, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: weak waviness of margin, shallow veins, dull glossiness of upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: low frequency per plant, small, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side, anthocyanin absent or very weak in intensity with absent or low proportion of blue
TUBER: short oval, medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, red at base of eye, medium anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
LIGHTSPROUT: small to medium size, spherical, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, weak pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Electra' is the result of a cross made in 1997 between C1992/42 and 'Picasso' at the Teagasc Oak Park Research Centre in Carlow, Co. Carlow, Ireland. The selection criteria included earliness, skin finish quality, disease resistance, yield and taste.
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. Plants were spaced 0.3 meters apart within the row.
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Potato: 'Electra' (left) with reference variety 'Yukon Gold' (right)
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