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Denomination: 'Actrice'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Agroplant Holland B. V.
Almereweg 35a
1671 ND
Breeder: Darwinkel J., Aardappelkweekbedrijf, Langelo, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioEx Inc.
614 Capital Drive
Cornwall, Prince Edward Island
C0A 1H8
Tel: 902-314-6500
Application Date: 2012-05-01
Application Number: 12-7607
Grant of Rights Date: 2017-01-12
Certificate Number: 5404
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2037-01-12

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Adora'

Summary: The intensity of the anthocyanin colouration of the lightsprout of 'Actrice' is very strong on the entire lightsprout whereas the intensity of the anthocyanin colouration is medium to strong at the base and weak to medium at the tip for 'Adora'. The lightsprout of 'Actrice' has a medium number of root tips whereas 'Adora' has few root tips. The size of the tip of the lightsprout in relation to the base is small for 'Actrice' whereas it is medium for 'Adora'. The plant of 'Actrice' has an upright growth habit whereas that of 'Adora' has a semi-upright growth habit. The anthocyanin colouration on the stem of 'Actrice' is of medium extent whereas it is low for 'Adora'. On the upper side of the midrib of the leaf, the anthocyanin colouration for 'Actrice' is of high extent and medium intensity whereas the anthocyanin colouration is of low extent and weak intensity for 'Adora'. The glossiness of the upper side of the leaflet for 'Actrice' is medium while it is dull for 'Adora'. The plant of 'Actrice' is taller than that of 'Adora'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle is absent or very low for 'Actrice' whereas the extent is high for 'Adora'. On the inner side of the corolla, the anthocyanin colouration for 'Actrice' is of high extent with a medium proportion of blue whereas it is of medium extent with an absent or low proportion of blue for 'Adora'. The plant of 'Actrice' matures late whereas that of 'Adora' matures mid-season. The tuber of 'Actrice' has light yellow flesh whereas that of 'Adora' has cream coloured flesh.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate between stem and leaf types where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, upright growth habit, late maturity

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: outline is medium size, closed to intermediate openness, medium green on upper side, high extent and medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large, leaflet is as broad as it is long
LEAFLET: medium waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, medium glossiness of upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: medium frequency per plant, small
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size, high extent and medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration on inner side, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration on inner side

TUBER: oval to long oval shape, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: medium depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Actrice' originated from a cross made in 1999 between 'Denise' as the female parent and 'Agata' as the male parent in Langeloo, The Netherlands. Seed from the cross were sown in a greenhouse in 2000. The resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field at Langeloo in the spring of 2001. One of the selected progeny was given the designation 'Actrice'. Selection criteria were negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and resistance for various diseases.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Actrice' was conducted during the growing season of 2014 in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single row with 60 plants spaced 0.3 metres apart for each variety. The distance between rows within the trial was 0.9 metres. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety. Mean differences were significant at the 5% probability level based on a paired Student's t-test.

Comparison table for 'Actrice' with reference variety 'Adora'

Plant height (cm)

  'Actrice' 'Adora'
mean 53 44.7
std. deviation 2.1 2.0

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Potato: 'Actrice' (left) with reference variety 'Adora' (right)

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