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Denomination: 'Flair'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'OS01-1001'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Spriensma, O.
P.O. Box 40
8300 AA
Breeder: O. Spriensma, Emmeloord, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd.
2908 Ellwood Drive, South West
Edmonton, Alberta
T6X 0A9
Tel: 780-435-3122
Application Date: 2010-07-02
Application Number: 10-7022
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-02-27
Certificate Number: 4743
Date rights surrendered: 2021-02-19

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Agria'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Flair' is spherical in shape with long lateral shoots whereas it is ovoid with short lateral shoots in 'Agria'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the stem of 'Flair' is absent or very low whereas it is medium on 'Agria'. The leaf outline of 'Flair' is small to medium with medium sized second pair of lateral leaflets whereas it is large with large lateral leaflets on 'Agria'. The frequency of flowers per plant is low on 'Flair' whereas it is high on the plants of 'Agria'. The plants of 'Flair' are shorter than those of 'Agria'. The tubers of 'Flair' are short oval in shape with yellow skin whereas they are long oval with light beige skin in 'Agria'.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium to large size, spherical, root tips few to medium in numbers, long lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, intermediate habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is an intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, spreading growth habit, medium maturity

STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: small to medium outline, intermediate to open, medium 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 presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets, absent to weak waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, dull glossiness of upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: low 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: shallow depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, medium anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Flair' (experimental designation OS 01-1001) is the result of the cross made in 2000 between 'AR 94-1224' as the female parent and 'Juliane' as the male parent at the Agrico Research breeding station in Bant, The Netherlands. Selection criteria were negative mass selection agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Flair' 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 'Flair' with reference variety 'Agria'

Plant height (cm)

  'Flair' 'Agria'
mean 49.2 64.0
std. deviation 2.6 1.9

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Potato: 'Flair' (left) with reference variety 'Agria' (right)

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