|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton
Fredericton Research and Development Centre
850 Lincoln Road, P.O. Box 20280
Fredericton, New Brunswick
T. Richard Tarn, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick
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Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
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Tel: (306) 385-9316
|Protective direction granted:||2008-06-09|
|Grant of Rights Date:||2010-02-22|
|Date rights surrendered:||2013-05-23|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Superior', 'Atlantic' and 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée'
Summary: Flowering profusion of 'AR2006-6' is weak to medium whereas it is high to very high in 'Superior' and high in 'Atlantic'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the flower bud of 'AR2006-6' is medium whereas it is absent or very weak on 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée'. The main colour of the tuber flesh of 'AR2006-6' is cream to light yellow whereas it is white in 'Superior' and 'Atlantic' and light yellow on 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' . The general shape of the light sprout of 'AR2006-6' is spherical whereas it is broad cylindrical on 'Superior' and ovoid on 'Atlantic' and 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée'.
PLANT: mid to late season maturity, spreading growth habit, leaf type foliage structure
STEM: absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, low swelling of nodes
LEAVES: light to medium green, intermediate silhouette, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side of rachis, absent or very low frequency of coalescence, weak waviness of margin, medium presence of secondary leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: broadly ovate shape, acuminate tip, cordate base
LATERAL LEAFLET: small to medium size, broadly ovate shape, acuminate tip, truncate base
INFLORESCENCE: low to medium flowering profusion, small to medium size, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of flower bud
COROLLA: blue-violet, medium anthocyanin colouration on inner surface, medium size, very weak prominence of star, weak anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
TUBER SKIN: yellow, white at base of eye, smooth
TUBER EYES: shallow
TUBER FLESH: cream to light yellow, no secondary colour
LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, spherical shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
BASE: weak anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
TIP: equal to base in size, intermediate habit, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
Origin & Breeding History: 'AR2006-6' originated through the hybridization of 'F87084' and 'Stirling' conducted in Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1999. Initial selections were carried out in 2001. Selection criteria included adaptation, tuber type and fresh market quality.
Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'AR2006-6' 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 'AR2006-6' with reference varieties 'Superior', 'Atlantic' and 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée'
Plant height (cm)
Colour of corolla (RHS)
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Potato: 'AR2006-6' (left) with reference varieties 'Rochdale Gold-Dorée' (centre), and 'Atlantic' (right)
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