|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Könst Research B.V.
Könst Research B.V., Nieuw Vennep, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd.
2908 Ellwood Drive, South West
|Grant of Rights Date:||2013-02-20|
|Exemption from compulsory licensing:||Yes|
|Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing:||2015-02-20|
|Date rights surrendered:||2019-02-07|
Variety used for comparison: 'Laura'
Summary: The lightsprout of 'Belvedere' is medium in size and spherical in shape while the lightsprout of 'Laura' is small and ovoid. The base of the lightsprout of 'Belvedere' has a medium proportion of blue in the anthocyanin and dense pubescence while the base of the lightsprout of 'Laura' has an absent or low proportion of blue in the anthocyanin and medium pubescence. The lightsprout tip of 'Belvedere' has medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration and medium pubescence while the lightsprout tip of 'Laura' has strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration and sparse pubescence. 'Belvedere' has a high to very high extent of anthocyanin colouration along its stem while it is medium in 'Laura'. The plant height of 'Belvedere' is shorter than 'Laura'. The inflorescence of 'Belvedere' is large and has a high extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle while the inflorescence of 'Laura' is small with an absent to low extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle. 'Belvedere' has a medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla while it is weak in 'Laura'. The extent of the anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla in 'Belvedere' is high while it is low for 'Laura'.
PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure, semi-upright growth habit, late maturity
STEM: high to very high extent of anthocyanin colouration along full length
LEAVES: medium to large outline, intermediate openness, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, dark green, high to very high extent and strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of the upper side, very low to low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium depth veins, medium glossiness of upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: high frequency per plant, large, high extent of anthocyanin colouration on peduncle
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium to large, high extent of medium of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side, anthocyanin strong in intensity with absent or low proportion of blue
TUBER: long oval shape, dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth
TUBER SKIN: red, red at base of eye
LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, spherical, medium number of root tips, short to medium lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, strong pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small size in relation to base, closed habit, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Belvedere' (experimental designation KO 971021R) is the result of a cross made in 1994 between 'Solara' and KO 921928 at the Konst Research Station, Hoofdweg, Holland. Selection criteria included high tuber set, good tuber shape and uniformity, good size and dry matter content.
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.
Comparison table for 'Belvedere' with reference variety 'Laura'
Plant height (cm)
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Potato: 'Belvedere' (left) with reference variety 'Laura' (right)
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