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Denomination: 'Fuego'
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: 2009-03-11
Application Number: 09-6520
Date abandoned: 2015-02-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Chieftain'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Fuego' has a few root tips, short lateral shoots and is large at the tip in relation to the base. The lightsprout of 'Chieftain' has a medium number of root tips, short to medium lateral shoots and is medium sized at the tip in relation to the base. 'Fuego' lightsprouts have medium pubescence at the base and tip whereas 'Chieftain' have dense pubescence. The foliage structure of 'Fuego' is an intermediate type (foliage half open, stems partly visible) whereas 'Chieftain' is a leaf type (foliage closed, stems not, or hardly visible). Along the entire stem, the extent of the anthocyanin colouration of 'Fuego' is high whereas the extent is medium for 'Chieftain'. 'Fuego' has a shorter plant height than 'Chieftain'. 'Fuego' has a low to medium frequency of inflorescences per plant whereas it is high in 'Chieftain'. The inflorescence size of 'Fuego' is small and the flower corolla has a medium size whereas the inflorescence size is medium and the flower corolla is medium to large in size for 'Chieftain'. The plants of 'Fuego' mature late whereas those of 'Chieftain' mature mid-season. The tubers of 'Fuego' have an oval to long oval shape whereas the tubers of 'Chieftain' have a short oval shape.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid, root tips few in numbers, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent to medium proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: large size in relation to base, intermediate habit, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

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

STEM: high extent of anthocyanin colouration along the entire stem

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

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

TUBER: oval to long-oval shape, white flesh
TUBER EYES: medium depth
TUBER SKIN: red, red at base of eye

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Fuego' (clone number G95TT236007) is the result of the cross made in 1994 between 'Asva' and 'G83TT047006' 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 'Fuego' 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 'Fuego' with reference variety 'Chieftain'

Plant height (cm)

  'Fuego' 'Chieftain'
mean 35.6 54.5
std. deviation 3.5 3.4

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Potato: 'Fuego' (left) with reference variety 'Chieftain' (right)

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