|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
3A-391, 7701 Legacy Drive
United States of America
Robert W. Hoopes, Frito-Lay, Inc., Rhinelander, United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
PepsiCo Foods Canada
5550 Explorer Drive, 8th Floor
|Protective direction granted:||2008-07-31|
|Protective direction withdrawn:||2011-03-17|
|Grant of Rights Date:||2011-06-01|
|Exemption from compulsory licensing:||Yes|
|Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing:||2013-06-01|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2029-06-01|
Variety used for comparison: 'Atlantic'
Summary: The lightsprout of 'FL2126' is small in size while it is medium sized for 'Atlantic'. 'FL2126' has weak anthocyanin colouration at the base of the light sprout while it is strong in 'Atlantic'. The pubescence at the tip of the light sprout of 'FL2126' is absent or very sparse while it is dense in 'Atlantic'. 'FL2126' has a closed leaf silhouette while it is intermediate to open in 'Atlantic'. 'FL2126' has a light green leaf colour while it is medium green in 'Atlantic'. The plant height of 'FL2126' is taller than that of 'Atlantic'. 'FL2126' has absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the flower corolla while it is medium intensity in 'Atlantic'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla in 'FL2126' is absent or very low while it is high in 'Atlantic'. 'FL2126' matures later than 'Atlantic'. The tuber of 'FL2126' is oval to long oval in shape while the tuber is round in 'Atlantic'.
PLANT: upright to semi-upright growth habit, intermediate type foliage structure, late maturity
STEM: absent of very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
LEAVES: medium to large size, light green, closed silhouette, medium presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, narrower to broad width in relation to length
LEAFLETS: weak waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, dull to medium glossiness of upper side, no pubescence of blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: medium flowering profusion, small to medium size
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration on the inner side, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on inner side
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: oval to long oval, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow to medium depth
TUBER SKIN: light beige, yellow at base of eye, medium anthocyanin colouration of skin in reaction to light
LIGHT SPROUT: small size, spherical shape, few number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: smaller in size than base, closed habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence
Origin & Breeding History: 'FL2126' originated from a cross made between 'FL1867' and 'Hermes' in 1998 at Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Seeds from the cross were sown in a greenhouse in 1999 and the resulting tubers were planted in a field in the spring of 2000. One of the selections of the progeny was 2000 95.12 which went on to become 'FL2126'. Selection criteria included attractive tuber appearance, tuber set, uniform tuber size, yield, high solid content, bruise resistance and fry colour at 42 degrees for 7 months.
Tests & Trials: Tests and trials 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.
Comparison table for 'FL2126' with reference variety 'Atlantic'
Plant height (cm)
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Potato: 'FL2126' (right) with reference variety 'Atlantic' (left)
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