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Denomination: 'Labella'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Aardappelkweek-en Selectiebedrijf Ijsselmeerpolders BV
P.O. Box 3
8300 AA
Breeder: B. R. Krijger, Aardappelkweek-en Selectiebedrijf Ijsselmeerpolders BV, Emmeloord, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2009-06-18(priority claimed)
Application Number: 09-6665
Protective direction granted: 2009-06-18
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-03-31
Certificate Number: 4752
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2016-03-31
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-03-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Norland'

Summary: The shape of the lightsprout of 'Labella' is ovoid whereas it is broad cylindrical on 'Norland'. 'Labella' has medium to strong waviness of the leaflet margins whereas it is weak on 'Norland'. 'Labella' matures early to mid-season whereas 'Norland' is very early maturing. The tubers of 'Labella' are oval to long oval in shape whereas they are short oval in 'Norland'. The tuber flesh of 'Labella' is medium yellow whereas it is white in 'Norland'.


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

PLANT: foliage structure is a leaf type where foliage is closed and stems are not, or hardly visible, semi-upright growth habit, early to medium maturity

STEM: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration along the entire stem

LEAF: medium outline, intermediate openness, medium to dark green colour, high extent and medium 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 presence of secondary leaflets, low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets, medium to strong waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, medium glossiness of upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Labella' is the result of the cross made in 1996 between 'Dura' as the female parent and 'YP 88-129' as the male parent in Emmeloord, The Netherlands. Selection criteria included maturity, yield, disease resistance, processing traits, morphological traits and storage characters.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Labella' 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 'Labella' with reference variety 'Norland'

Plant height (cm)

  'Labella' 'Norland'
mean 62.6 57.7
std. deviation 2.7 1.9

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Potato: 'Labella' (left) with reference variety 'Norland' (right)

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