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Denomination: 'AR2007-3'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton
Fredericton Research and Development Centre
850 Lincoln Road, P.O. Box 20280
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 4Z7
Breeder: Kenneth Proudfoot, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Agent in Canada: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 0X2
Tel: (306) 385-9316
Application Date: 2009-04-22(priority claimed)
Application Number: 09-6620
Protective direction granted: 2009-04-22
Grant of Rights Date: 2011-03-18
Certificate Number: 4034
Date rights surrendered: 2015-12-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'AC Blue Pride'

Summary: The plants of 'AR2007-3' are taller than those of 'AC Blue Pride'. 'AR2007-3' has a semi-upright growth habit whereas it is upright in 'AC Blue Pride'. The stems of 'AR2007-3' have very strong anthocyanin colouration while it is weak to medium in 'AC Blue Pride'. 'AR2007-3' has intermediate leaf silhouette whereas it is closed in 'AC Blue Pride'. The lateral leaflets of 'AR2007-3' are small in size while they are medium in size in 'AC Blue Pride'. 'AR2007-3' has low to medium flowering profusion while it high in 'AC Blue Pride'. The inner surface of the corolla of 'AR2007-3' is blue-violet whereas it is white on 'AC Blue Pride'. 'AR2007-3' has strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the corolla while it is very weak on 'AC Blue Pride'. The tuber skin of 'AR2007-3' is purple whereas it is blue on 'AC Blue Pride'.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, stem type foliage structure

STEM: very strong anthocyanin colouration, medium to thick main stem, very low to low swelling at nodes

LEAVES: medium to dark green, intermediate silhouette, very strong anthocyanin colouration on upper side of rachis, strong anthocyanin colouration of petiole, absent to very low frequency of coalescence, shallow depth of veins, absent or very weak waviness of margin, dull glossiness of upper side, medium density of pubescence, medium presence of secondary leaflets
TERMINAL LEAFLET: medium ovate, cuspidate tip, cordate base
LATERAL LEAFLET: small size, medium ovate, cuspidate tip, cordate base

INFLORESCENCE: low to medium flowering profusion, small to medium size
FLOWER BUD: weak to medium persistence, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: blue-violet, strong anthocyanin colouration on inner surface, medium size, weak to medium prominence of star
PEDUNCLE: strong anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: oval, white flesh with purple secondary colour
TUBER EYES: shallow to intermediate depth, evenly distributed, medium prominence of eyebrows
TUBER SKIN: purple, purple at base of eye, netted texture

LIGHT SPROUT: medium to large size, ovoid shape, few to medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: very strong anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: smaller in size than base, closed habit, very strong anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: 'AR2007-3' (experimental designations 13805-03 and P02041) originated from the cross of 'AC Blue Pride' and 'Redsen' made in 1994 in St-Johns, Newfoundland and Labrador (selected in New Brunswick by Agnes Murphy). Selection criteria were clonal selection for adaptation, tuber type and niche chipping potential.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'AR2007-3' were conducted at Potato Research Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick, in 2009. There were two replicates of 30 plants with a plant spacing of 30 cm.

Comparison table for 'AR2007-3' with reference variety 'AC Blue Pride'

Plant height (cm)

  'AR2007-3' 'AC Blue Pride'
mean 52 36
standard deviation 4.01 2.52

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Potato: 'AR2007-3' (left) with reference variety 'AC Blue Pride' (right).

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Potato: 'AR2007-3' (left) with reference variety 'AC Blue Pride' (right).

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Potato: 'AR2007-3' (left) with reference variety 'AC Blue Pride' (right).

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