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Lady Lenora


Denomination: 'Lady Lenora'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: C. Meijer B.V.
Stationsweg 18a, 4416 PJ Kruiningen
Postbus 1, 4416 AG
Breeder: J.P.M. Muijsers, C. Meijer B.V., Kruiningen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd.
#26, 2908 Ellwood Drive, South West
Edmonton, Alberta
T6X 0A9
Tel: 780-435-3122
Application Date: 2011-11-29
Application Number: 11-7427
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-09-04
Certificate Number: 4866
Date rights surrendered: 2015-09-04

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Atlantic'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Lady Lenora' has a medium number of root tips while 'Atlantic' has few. The leaflet of 'Lady Lenora' has shallow to medium veins while 'Atlantic' has deep veins. The glossiness of the upper side of the leaflet for 'Lady Lenora' is dull while it is medium for 'Atlantic'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud of 'Lady Lenora' is absent or very low whereas it is medium to high for 'Atlantic'. The plant of 'Lady Lenora' is taller than that of 'Atlantic'. The inflorescence of 'Lady Lenora' is small while it is medium to large for 'Atlantic'.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, with medium to high proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, intermediate habit, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence

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

STEM: no anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium outline, intermediate openness, 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 to large 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 to deep veins, dull glossiness of upper side, pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: round shape, white flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth
TUBER SKIN: yellow, yellow at base of eye, absent to weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: The origin of 'Lady Lenora' is the result of the cross made in 1998 between 'Bonanza' as the female parent and 'Lady Jo' as the male parent at the C. Meijer B.V. Breeding Station in Rilland, The Netherlands. Selection criteria were yield, tuber appearance, storability and disease resistance.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Lady Lenora' 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 'Lady Lenora' with reference variety 'Atlantic'

Plant height (cm)

  'Lady Lenora' 'Atlantic'
mean 68.4 44.8
std. deviation 1.8 3.1

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Lady Lenora
Potato: 'Lady Lenora' (left) with reference variety 'Atlantic' (right)

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