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Denomination: 'FL2085'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
Legal Department
3A-391, 7701 Legacy Drive
Plano, Texas
United States of America
Breeder: Robert W. Hoopes, Frito-Lay, Inc., Rhinelander, United States of America
Agent in Canada: PepsiCo Foods Canada
5550 Explorer Drive, 8th Floor
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 0C3
Tel: 289-374-5000
Application Date: 2008-07-31(priority claimed)
Application Number: 08-6420
Protective direction granted: 2008-07-31
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-02-13
Certificate Number: 4262
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2014-02-13
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-02-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Adirondack Red'

Summary: The plants of 'FL2085' are shorter than the plants of 'Adirondack Red'. The leaves of 'FL2085' are dark green in colour while the leaves of 'Adirondack Red' are light to medium green. The peduncle of 'FL2085' has absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration while the peduncle of 'Adirondack Red' has a high extent of anthocyanin. The corolla of 'FL2085' has absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration on the inner side while the corolla of 'Adirondack Red' has medium anthocyanin. The light sprout of 'FL2085' is conical in shape while the light sprout of 'Adirondack Red' is narrow cylindrical. The light sprout of 'FL2085' has weak anthocyanin colouration at the tip while the light sprout of 'Adirondack Red' has strong anthocyanin.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, stem type foliage structure, mid-season maturity

STEM: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration located along entire stem

LEAVES: medium size, intermediate to open silhouette, weak to medium presence of secondary leaflets, dark green, medium extent of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, as broad as long
LEAFLETS: weak waviness of margin, medium depth veins, medium to glossy on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: short oval, red flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow to medium depth
TUBER SKIN: red, red at base of eye

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, conical shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: very strong anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed habit, weak anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'FL2085' originated from a cross between 'FL1920' and 'FL1815', made at Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA in 1997. Seeds from the cross were sown in the greenhouse in the late summer of 1997 and the resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field in the spring of 1998. 'FL2085' was selected from this group and given the initial designation of 1998 309.07. Selection criteria included attractive appearance, novel skin, smooth skin, shallow eyes, tuber shape and uniformity.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'FL2085' were conducted during the summer of 2010 in Drummond, New Brunswick. Plots consisted of one row with a row length of 18.5 meters and a row spacing of 90 cm. Plants were spaced 30 cm apart within the row. There were 60 plants per variety in the trial. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison table for 'FL2085' with reference variety 'Adirondack Red'

Plant height (cm)

  'FL2085' 'Adirondack Red'
mean 52 60
std. deviation 2.6 2.7

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Potato: 'FL2085' (left) with reference variety 'Adirondack Red' (right)

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