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Lady Amarilla


Denomination: 'Lady Amarilla'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: C. Meijer B.V.
Stationsweg 18a, 4416 PJ Kruiningen
Postbus 1, 4416 AG
Breeder: AFM Heselmans, C. Meijer B.V., Rilland, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Solanum International Inc.
4 Legend Trail
Stony Plain, Alberta
T7Z 0B1
Tel: 780-963-4507
Application Date: 2009-12-22
Application Number: 09-6788
Grant of Rights Date: 2013-02-20
Certificate Number: 4466
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2031-02-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bintje'

Summary: The density of pubescence at the base of the lightsprout for 'Lady Amarilla' is medium while it is sparse for 'Bintje'. 'Lady Amarilla' has a small sized tip of the lightsprout in relation to the base while it is medium sized for 'Bintje'. The habit of the lightsprout tip in 'Lady Amarilla' is intermediate while it is closed for 'Bintje'. The lightsprout tip of 'Lady Amarilla' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration and dense pubescence while the light sprout tip of 'Bintje' has medium intensity of anthocyanin and medium pubescence. The lightsprout of 'Lady Amarilla' has a medium number root tips while they are few in number for 'Bintje'. 'Lady Amarilla' has a second pair of lateral leaflets that are large while they are medium sized for 'Bintje'. The frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets in 'Lady Amarilla' is low while it is absent or very low for 'Bintje'. The upper side of the leaflet of 'Lady Amarilla' is medium to glossy while it is dull to medium for 'Bintje'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the flower bud of 'Lady Amarilla' is absent or very low while it is high for 'Bintje'. 'Lady Amarilla' has an absent or very low frequency of inflorescences per plant while 'Bintje' has a medium frequency. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle of 'Lady Amarilla' is absent or very low while it is medium for 'Bintje'. 'Lady Amarilla' has a medium sized corolla while it is small for 'Bintje'. 'Lady Amarilla' has medium maturity while 'Bintje' has late maturity. The colour of the skin of the tuber of 'Lady Amarilla' is light beige while it is yellow for 'Bintje'.


PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, semi-upright to spreading growth habit, medium maturity

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along full length

LEAVES: large outline, intermediate openness, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, low extent and weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side, low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: large, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: weak to medium waviness of margin, medium depth veins, medium to glossy upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: long oval shape, medium to dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth
TUBER SKIN: light beige, yellow at base of eye, very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, intermediate habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, strong pubescence

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Lady Amarilla' is the result of the cross made in 1996 between 'Agria' and 'Hermes' at Rilland, The Netherlands. The selection criteria included yield, appearance, maturity, disease resistance and quality characteristics.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted during the 2011 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. Plots consisted of 60 plants grown in a single row with a row length of 18.5 meters and a row spacing of 0.9 meters.

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Lady Amarilla
Potato: 'Lady Amarilla' (left) with reference variety 'Bintje' (right)

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