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Denomination: 'Europrima'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH
P.O.Box 13 80
Breeder: Böhm Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG, Lüneburg, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2009-10-13(priority claimed)
Application Number: 09-6741
Protective direction granted: 2009-10-13
Protective direction withdrawn: 2012-05-02
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-03-31
Certificate Number: 4753
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-03-31

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Altantic'

Summary: The leaflet margins of 'Europrima' have medium to strong waviness whereas it is absent or very weak on 'Atlantic'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the flower bud of 'Europrima' is absent or very low whereas it is medium to high on 'Atlantic'. The plants of 'Europrima' are taller than those of 'Atlantic'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the flower corolla of 'Europrima' is absent or very weak and the extent is absent or very low whereas it is of medium intensity and high extent on the corolla of 'Atlantic'.


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

STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium outline, intermediate openness, medium to dark 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: medium size, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLETS: medium to strong 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: medium frequency per plant, small size, extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle is absent or very low
FLOWER BUD: extent of anthocyanin colouration is absent or very low
COROLLA: small 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: short oval shape, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: medium depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, medium anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Europrima' is the result of the cross made in 1998 between 'Marena' as the female parent and 'Albatros' as the male parent in Ebstorf (Lower Saxony), Germany. Selection criteria included maturity, yield, tuber size, storability and chipping quality.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Europrima' 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 'Europrima' with reference variety 'Altantic'

Plant height (cm)

  'Europrima' 'Altantic'
mean 65.0 44.8
std. deviation 3.3 3.1

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Potato: 'Europrima' (left) with reference variety 'Atlantic' (right)

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