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Denomination: 'Kalmia'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'QP96098.06'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Centre de recherche Les Buissons inc.
358, rue Principale
Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec
G0H 1M0
Breeder: Pierre Turcotte, Centre de recherche Les Buissons inc., Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec
Application Date: 2008-04-02
Application Number: 08-6262
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-10-14
Certificate Number: 3961
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2028-10-14

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Envol'

Summary: The plants of 'Kalmia' are taller, more upright and have more inflorescences than the reference variety 'Envol'. 'Kalmia' has a stem type plant whereas it is a leaf type in the reference variety. The lateral leaflets of 'Kalmia' are larger than 'Envol'. 'Kalmia' has larger infloresecences than the reference variety. The tuber of 'Kalmia' is light beige with medium anthocyanin colouration of skin in reaction to light whereas it is white with a strong anthocyanin colouration for 'Envol'. 'Kalmia' has a germ of a conical shape with medium pubescence whereas it has a spherical shape with strong pubescence in the reference variety.


PLANT: upright growth habit, stem type foliage structure, early maturity

STEM: medium anthocyanin colouration, medium to thick thickness of main stem, medium to strong swelling at nodes

LEAVES: medium to dark green, closed to intermediate silhouette, weak anthocyanin colouration in rachis and petiole, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: narrowly ovate, acuminate tip, cordate base
LATERAL LEAFLET: large to very large size, medium ovate, acuminate tip, cordate base

INFLORESCENCE: medium flowering profusion, medium size
COROLLA: white, no anthocyanin colouration on inner surface, small to medium size, prominent star, weak anthocyanin in

TUBER: round, cream flesh with no secondary colour
TUBER EYES: shallow, predominantly apical distributed, slight prominence of eyebrows
TUBER SKIN: light beige, white at base of eye, medium anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light, smooth texture

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, conical shape, few number of root tips, short lateral shoots
BASE: medium anthocyanin colouration, medium blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
TIP: smaller than base in size, intermediate habit, weak anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

QUALITY: mealy to moist boiling texture, medium boiling sloughing, low discolouration after cooking, medium specific gravity

Origin & Breeding History: 'Kalmia' is the result of the cross between 'TaTa9192-15' (female parent) and the hybrid 'QP87097.10' (male parent) that was made in 1995 at the Centre de la recherche Les Buissons, Pointe-aux-Outardes, Québec. The variety is characterized by its yield in the early harvest trials at 75 days.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'Kalmia' were conducted during the summer of 2008 at Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec. There were two replicates of 200 tubers spaced 25 cm apart.

Comparison table for 'Kalmia' with reference variety 'Envol'

Plant height (cm)

  'Kalmia' 'Envol'
mean 69.0 52.6
standard deviation 4.3 3.6

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Potato: 'Kalmia' (right) with reference variety 'Envol' (left)

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