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Denomination: 'FL2215'
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: 2010-06-16(priority claimed)
Application Number: 10-7000
Protective direction granted: 2010-06-16
Grant of Rights Date: 2012-02-13
Certificate Number: 4264
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: 'FL1867'

Summary: The corolla of 'FL2215' has medium to strong anthocyanin colouration with a high proportion of blue while the corolla of 'FL1867' has absent or very weak anthocyanin with an absent to low proportion of blue. The light sprout of 'FL2215' is ovoid in shape while the light sprout of 'FL1867' is spherical. The light sprout tip of 'FL2215' has very strong anthocyanin colouration while the light sprout tip of 'FL1867' has absent or very weak anthocyanin.


PLANT: semi-upright growth habit, leaf type foliage structure, mid-season maturity

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAVES: medium size, intermediate openness, medium presence of secondary leaflets, light green, absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very 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, as broad as long
LEAFLETS: absent to weak waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth veins, medium glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: short oval, white flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow
TUBER SKIN: light beige, yellow at base of eye

LIGHT SPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHT SPROUT BASE: medium anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
LIGHT SPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, open habit, very strong anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence.

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'FL2215' originated from a cross between 'FL1840' and 'FL1867', made near Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA in 1996. One hundred seeds from the cross were sown in the greenhouse in 2001 and four tubers per seedling were harvested from 86 of the seedlings. A single tuber was harvested from 12 of the seedlings and planted in the field in the spring of 2002. 'FL2215' was selected from this group and given the initial designation of 2002 218.04. Selection criteria included tuber appearance, tuber number, specific gravity, chip colour after storage, tolerance to Common Scab and resistance to Golden Nematode.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'FL2215' 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.

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Potato: 'FL2215' (left) with reference variety 'FL1867' (right)

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