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Denomination: 'AR2006-1'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton
Fredericton Research and Development Centre
850 Lincoln Road, P.O. Box 20280
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 4Z7
Breeder: T. Richard Tarn, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Agent in Canada: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 0X2
Tel: (306) 385-9316
Application Date: 2008-06-09(priority claimed)
Application Number: 08-6370
Protective direction granted: 2008-06-09
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-02-22
Certificate Number: 3779
Date rights surrendered: 2012-06-07

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Shepody', 'Coastal Russet', 'Russet Burbank' and 'Kennebec'

Summary: Flowering profusion of 'AR2006-1' is low whereas it is high on 'Shepody' and 'Coastal Russet' and medium on 'Kennebec'. The inner surface of the corolla of 'AR2006-1' is blue-violet whereas it is white on 'Russet Burbank' and 'Kennebec'. The tuber skin of 'AR2006-1' is yellow whereas it is light beige on 'Shepody' and light brown russet on 'Coastal Russet' and 'Russet Burbank'. The texture of the tuber skin of 'AR2006-1' is netted whereas it is smooth on 'Shepody' and 'Kennebec' and russetted on 'Coastal Russet' and 'Russet Burbank'. The pubescence on the light sprout base of 'AR2006-1' is absent or very sparse whereas it is dense on 'Shepody' and medium on 'Coastal Russet', 'Russet Burbank' and 'Kennebec'. The tip of the light sprout of 'AR2006-1' is smaller than the base whereas the tip is equal in size to the base on 'Shepody', 'Coastal Russet' and 'Russet Burbank'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the light sprout tip of 'AR2006-1' is weak whereas it is absent to very weak on all of the reference varieties. Pubescence on the light sprout tip of 'AR2006-1' is sparse whereas it is medium on 'Shepody' and strong on 'Coastal Russet' and 'Russet Burbank'. There are many root tips on the light sprout of 'AR2006-1' whereas there are few on 'Shepody', 'Coastal Russet' and 'Kennebec' and medium on 'Russet Burbank'.


PLANT: late season maturity, upright growth habit, intermediate type foliage structure
STEM: medium anthocyanin colouration distributed mainly at the base with some located between nodes, low swelling of nodes

LEAVES: light to medium green, closed to intermediate silhouette, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side of rachis, absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium presence of secondary leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium ovate shape, acuminate tip, cordate base, absent or very low frequency of coalescence with lateral leaflets
LATERAL LEAFLET: medium size, medium ovate shape, acuminate tip, cordate base

INFLORESCENCE: low flowering profusion, small size, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of flower bud
COROLLA: blue-violet, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration on inner surface, small size, weak to medium prominence of star, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on peduncle

TUBER: oblong
TUBER SKIN: yellow, white at base of eye, netted
TUBER EYES: shallow
TUBER FLESH: cream, no secondary colour

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'AR2006-1' originated through the hybridization of 'F89117' and 'ND6993-13' conducted in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1996. Initial selections were carried out in 2000. Selection criteria included adaptation, tuber type and french fry quality.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'AR2006-1' were conducted at the Potato Research Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick during the summer of 2008. The trials consisted of 2 replicates per variety, ranging from 20 to 25 plants per replicate, measuring approximately 11 metres in length. Measured characteristics were based on 10 measurements. Colour determinations were made using the RHS colour chart, 4th edition, 2001.

Comparison tables for 'AR2006-1' with reference varieties 'Shepody', 'Coastal Russet', 'Russet Burbank' and 'Kennebec'

Plant height (cm)

  'AR2006-1' 'Shepody' 'Coastal Russet' 'Russet Burbank' 'Kennebec'
mean 35 41 28 45 49
std. deviation 5.8 3.3 6.5 4.6 3.9

Colour of corolla (RHS)

  'AR2006-1' 'Shepody' 'Coastal Russet' 'Russet Burbank' 'Kennebec'
inner surface 76A 76A 84B 155B N155D

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Potato: 'AR2006-1' (top, left) with reference varieties 'Coastal Russet' (top, centre), 'Russet Burbank' (top, right), 'Kennebec' (bottom, left) and 'Shepody' (bottom, right)

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