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Andean Sunside


Denomination: 'Andean Sunside'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Andean Sunrise'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Agrico Cooperatie u. a.
P.O. Box 70, Duit 15
8300 AB
Breeder: Agrico Research B.V., 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: 10-7019
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-03-03
Certificate Number: 4745
Date rights surrendered: 2019-11-15

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Milva' and 'Musica'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Andean Sunside' is medium sized whereas it is large for both reference varieties. The proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout of 'Andean Sunside' is absent or low whereas it is high in 'Milva' and medium in 'Musica'. The leaves of 'Andean Sunside' are small in size and open whereas they are medium size with intermediate openness in 'Milva' and medium to large size in 'Musica' with intermediate openness. The plant growth habit of 'Andean Sunside' is upright whereas it is semi-upright in both reference varieties. The plants of 'Andean Sunside' are shorter than those of 'Musica'.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid, many root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence

PLANT: stem to intermediate type foliage structure where foliage is open or half open and stems are clearly to partly visible, upright growth habit, medium maturity

STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: small outline, open, light to 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: small 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, weak to medium waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, dull glossiness of upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: medium frequency per plant, medium size, extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle is absent or very low
FLOWER BUD: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: small to medium 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: oval to long-oval shape, dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Andean Sunside' is the result of the cross made in 1994 between 'ARD 89-1402' as the female parent and 'ARD 88-883' as the male parent at the Agrico Research breeding station in Emmeloord, The Netherlands. Selection criteria were negative mass selection agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Andean Sunside' 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 'Andean Sunside' with reference varieties 'Milva' and 'Musica'

Plant height (cm)

  'Andean Sunside' 'Milva' 'Musica'
mean (LSD=3.7) 51.1 48.7 68.2
std. deviation 3.4 1.8 2.2

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Andean Sunside
Potato: 'Andean Sunside' (left) with reference varieties 'Milva' (centre) and 'Musica' (right)

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