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Denomination: 'FL2204'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
Legal Department
3A-391, 7701 Legacy Drive
Plano, Texas
United States of America
Breeder: Robert W. Hoopes, Frito-Lay, Inc., Rhinelander, United States of America
Agent in Canada: PepsiCo Foods Canada
5550 Explorer Drive, 8th Floor
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 0C3
Tel: 289-374-5000
Application Date: 2010-03-01(priority claimed)
Application Number: 10-6876
Protective direction granted: 2010-03-01
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-02-13
Certificate Number: 4263
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2014-02-13
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2030-02-13

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Atlantic'

Summary: The plants of 'FL2204' are taller than the plants of 'Atlantic'. The light sprout of 'FL2204' is spherical is shape while the light sprout of 'Atlantic' is ovoid. The base of the light sprout of 'FL2204' has weak to medium anthocyanin colouration with an absent or low proportion of blue while the light sprout base of 'Atlantic' has strong anthocyanin with a medium proportion of blue. The light sprout tip of 'FL2204' has absent or sparse pubescence while the light sprout tip of 'Atlantic' has dense pubescence.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, foliage structure intermediate between stem and leaf type, mid-season maturity

STEM: low extent of anthocyanin colouration located along entire stem

LEAVES: medium size, open silhouette, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, low extent of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, narrower than long to as broad as long
LEAFLETS: weak to medium waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium to glossy on upper side, no pubescence of blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: medium frequency of inflorescences per plant, medium size, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium to large, strong anthocyanin colouration on inner side with absent or low proportion of blue, medium extent of anthocyanin on inner side

TUBER: round, cream flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth, medium depth at seed end
TUBER SKIN: light beige, yellow at base of eye

LIGHT SPROUT: small, spherical shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: weak to medium anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: large size in relation to base, closed habit, medium anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'FL2204' originated from a cross between 'FL1876' and 'Andover', made near Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA in 2000. 400 seeds from the cross were sown in the greenhouse in 2001 and the resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field in the spring of 2002. 'FL2204' was selected from this group and given the initial designation of 2002 69.03. Selection criteria included high tuber set, good tuber shape and uniformity, good tuber size, high dry matter, excellent chip colour after storage, no scab observed and resistance to bruising.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'FL2204' were conducted during the summer of 2010 in Drummond, New Brunswick. Plots consisted of one row with a row length of 18.5 meters and a row spacing of 90 cm. Plants were spaced 30 cm apart within the row. There were 60 plants per variety in the trial. Measured characteristics were based on ten measurements.

Comparison table for 'FL2204' with reference variety 'Atlantic'

Plant height (cm)

  'FL2204' 'Atlantic'
mean 58 50
std. deviation 2.2 3.3

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Potato: 'FL2204' (left) with reference variety 'Atlantic' (right)

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