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Denomination: 'Daifla'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Germicopa Breeding
Allée Loeiz Herrieu, 1
29334 Cedex
Breeder: Murielle Brient, Germicopa Breeding, Quimper, France
Agent in Canada: Goudreau Gage Dubuc
2000 McGill College
Suite 2200
Montréal, Quebec
H3A 3H3
Tel: 514-397-4374
Application Date: 2008-12-22
Application Number: 08-6478
Grant of Rights Date: 2015-01-29
Certificate Number: 4981
Date rights surrendered: 2016-01-12

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'CalWhite'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Daifla' has an ovoid shape, is medium sized and has a medium number of root tips whereas the lightsprout of 'CalWhite' has a broad cylindrical shape, is large in size and has many root tips. The lightsprout tip of 'Daifla' has an intermediate habit, has medium pubescence and a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the tip. The lightsprout tip of 'CalWhite' has an closed habit, sparse pubescence and a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the tip. The extent of the anthocyanin colouration at the base of the stem of 'Daifla' is low whereas the extent is medium along the entire stem for 'CalWhite'. 'Daifla' has medium to large leaves with closed to intermediate openness whereas 'CalWhite' leaves are large and are intermediate to open. 'Daifla' has a shorter plant height than 'CalWhite'. The plants of 'Daifla' are very late maturing whereas those of 'CalWhite' mature late. The tubers of 'Daifla' have an oval shape with yellow skin whereas the tubers of 'CalWhite' have a long-oval shape with light beige skin.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, with high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, intermediate habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is an intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, upright to semi-upright growth habit, very late maturity

STEM: extent of anthocyanin colouration is low at the base only

LEAF: medium to large outline, closed to intermediate openness, medium green colour, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: 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, weak waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium glossiness of upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: oval shape, white flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow to medium depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, weak to medium anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Daifla' (clone number G93TT018008) is the result of the cross made in 1992 between 'Sylvia' and 'Cara' in Châteauneuf-du-Faou, France. Selection criteria included appearance, yield, agronomic traits, dry matter content, pest resistance, cooking and frying quality, and storability.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Daifla' 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 between rows. Plants were spaced 0.30 metres apart.

Comparison table for 'Daifla' with reference variety 'CalWhite'

Plant height (cm)

  'Daifla' 'CalWhite'
mean 59.9 68.4
std. deviation 1.7 8.8

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Potato: 'Daifla' (left) with reference variety 'CalWhite' (right)

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