|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|Protective direction withdrawn:||2011-03-17|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: 'FL2137' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the tip of the lightsprout while it is weak in 'Atlantic'. The stem of 'FL2137' has a medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration halfway up while it is absent to very low in 'Atlantic'. 'FL2137' has a dark green leaf colour while it is medium green in 'Atlantic'. The midrib of the upper side of the leaf of 'FL2137' has a medium extent and intensity of anthocyanin colouration while it is absent to very low extent and absent to very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration for 'Atlantic'. 'FL2137' has a high extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud while it is low to medium extent in 'Atlantic'. The peduncle of the infloresence of 'FL2137' has a medium extent of anthocyanin colouration while it is absent to very low in 'Atlantic'. 'FL2137' has a high proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla while it is absent to very low in 'Atlantic'. The time of maturity of 'FL2137' is late while it is medium for 'Atlantic'. 'FL2137' has a blue colour at the base of the eye of the tuber while it is yellow for 'Atlantic'.
PLANT: semi-upright to spreading growth habit, intermediate type foliage structure, late maturity
STEM: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration halfway up
LEAVES: medium to large size, dark green, open silhouette, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium extent of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, medium 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: large, narrower to broad width in relation to length
LEAFLETS: weak waviness of margin, medium to deep depth of veins, medium to glossy glossiness of upper side, no pubescence of blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: high flowering profusion, medium size
FLOWER BUD: high extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: large, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on inner side, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration on the inner side, high extent of anthocyanin colouration on inner side
PEDUNCLE: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: round to short oval, cream coloured flesh
TUBER EYES: medium depth
TUBER SKIN: light beige, blue at base of eye, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration of skin in reaction to light
LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, few number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: smaller in size than base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence
Origin & Breeding History: 'FL2137' originated from a cross made between 'FL2006' and 'FL1291' in 1999 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 352.01 which went on to become 'FL2137'. 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.
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Potato: 'FL2137' (right) with reference variety 'Atlantic' (left)
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