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Canela Russet


Denomination: 'Canela Russet'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Colorado Certified Potato Growers' Assn., Inc.
P.O. Box 151
Sanford, Colorado
United States of America
Breeder: David Holm, Colorado State University, Center, United States of America
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2008-10-16
Application Number: 08-6454
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-02-22
Certificate Number: 4473
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-02-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Russet Norkotah'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Canela Russet' is spherical in shape with a medium number of root tips while the lightsprout of 'Russet Norkotah' is ovoid with a few root tips. The base of the lightsprout of 'Canela Russet' has medium to dense pubescence while it is sparse for 'Russet Norkotah'. 'Canela Russet' has absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the tip of the lightsprout while it is weak in 'Russet Norkotah'. The plant foliage structure of 'Canela Russet' is an intermediate type while it is a leaf type for 'Russet Norkotah'. 'Canela Russet' has an upright growth habit while it is semi-upright in 'Russet Norkotah'. The leaf of 'Canela Russet' is open while it is intermediate openness in 'Russet Norkotah'. 'Canela Russet' has an absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on the flower bud while it is high for 'Russet Norkotah'. The plant height of 'Canela Russet' is taller than 'Russet Norkotah'. 'Canela Russet' has a medium frequency of inflorescences per plant while it is low in 'Russet Norkotah'. The maturity of 'Canela Russet' is medium to late while it is early to medium for 'Russet Norkotah'.


PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, upright growth habit, medium to late maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: medium size outline, open, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, absent to low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth veins, medium to strong glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: long, white flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth
TUBER SKIN: reddish brown, yellow at base of eye

LIGHTSPROUT: small, spherical, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, very weak to weak pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Canela Russet' is the result of the cross made in 1992 between A8343-12 and A8784-3 at the University of Idaho Research and Extension Centre, Aberdeen, Idaho. Selection criteria included yield potential, high percentage of USA number one tubers, exceptional attractive tuber type, resistance to internal and external grade defects and long tuber dormancy.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted during the 2011 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. Plots consisted of 60 plants grown in a single row with a row length of 18.5 meters and a row spacing of 0.9 meters.

Comparison table for 'Canela Russet' with reference variety 'Russet Norkotah'

Plant height (cm)

  'Canela Russet' 'Russet Norkotah'
mean 41.8 36.8
std. deviation 2.4 1.7

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Canela Russet
Potato: 'Canela Russet' (left) with reference varieties 'Russet Norkotah' (right)

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