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Denomination: 'FL2086'
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: 08-6421
Protective direction granted: 2008-07-31
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-08-22
Certificate Number: 4856
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2016-08-22
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-08-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Adirondack Blue'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'FL 2086' has a narrow cylindrical shape with a few root tips whereas the lightsprout of 'Adirondack Blue' has an ovoid shape with a medium number of root tips. 'FL 2086' has sparse pubescence at the base and medium to dense pubescence at the tip of the lightsprout whereas 'Adirondack Blue' has dense pubescence at the base and medium pubescence at the tip. The lightsprout tip of 'FL 2086' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the intensity is very strong in 'Adirondack Blue'. The leaf of 'FL 2086' has a dark green colour with an intermediate openness whereas it is medium to dark green and open in 'Adirondack Blue'. There is a low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration on the flower bud of 'FL 2086' whereas it is high in 'Adirondack Blue'. The plants of 'FL 2086' are shorter than those of 'Adirondack Blue'. The inflorescence of 'FL 2086' has a high extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle whereas the extent is medium in 'Adirondack Blue'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the flower corolla of 'FL 2086' is medium to high with a weak to medium intensity and a medium proportion of blue in the colouration whereas the extent is absent or very low with an absent or very weak intensity and an absent or low proportion of blue in the colouration for 'Adirondack Blue'. The tubers of 'FL 2086' have a oval to long oval shape with eyes at a shallow to medium depth whereas the tubers of 'Adirondack Blue' are oval with deep eyes.


LIGHTSPROUT: large size, narrow cylindrical shape, root tips few in numbers, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, with high proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, intermediate habit, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence

PLANT: stem to intermediate type foliage structure where foliage is open or half open and stems are clearly to partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, medium maturity

STEM: high extent of anthocyanin colouration along the entire stem

LEAF: medium outline, intermediate openness, dark green colour, low to medium extent and medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large size, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLETS: medium presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets, absent to weak waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium to glossy upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: low frequency per plant, small size, high extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size, medium to high extent and weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side, with a medium proportion of blue

TUBER: oval to long-oval shape, blue parti colour flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow to medium depth
TUBER SKIN: blue, blue at base of eye

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'FL 2086' (experimental designation 1998 309.11) is the result of the cross made in 1997 between 'FL 1920' and 'FL 1815' in at the Frito-Lay Agricultural Operations and Development facility near Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA. Selection criteria included attractive appearance, novel skin and bright purple flesh color, smooth skin, shallow eyes and shape uniformity.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'FL 2086' were conducted during the 2012 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. Each plot per variety consisted of 60 plants grown in a single row with a row length of 18.5 metres and a row spacing of 0.9 metres. Plants were spaced 0.30 metres apart.

Comparison table for 'FL2086' with reference variety 'Adirondack Blue'

Plant height (cm)

  'FL2086' 'Adirondack Blue'
mean 43.5 51.1
std. deviation 1.6 1.5

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Potato: 'FL 2086' (left) with reference variety 'Adirondack Blue' (right)

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