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Red Anna


Denomination: 'Red Anna'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH
Parkweg 4
D-18190, Sanitz
Gross Lüsewitz
Breeder: Vesa Velhartice A. S., Kolinec, The Czech Republic
Agent in Canada: Rockyview Nuclear Tuber Ltd.
263145 Township Rd. 262
Rockyview Country, Alberta
Tel: 403-935-4950
Application Date: 2012-09-26(priority claimed)
Application Number: 12-7762
Protective direction granted: 2012-09-26
Date abandoned: 2018-02-05

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'

Summary: The shape of the lightsprout of 'Red Anna' is ovoid whereas the shape of the lightsprout of 'Yukon Gold' is spherical. The pubescence of the tip of the lightsprout of 'Red Anna' is of medium density whereas the pubescence is sparse for 'Yukon Gold'. The anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the leaf midrib of 'Red Anna' is of high extent and medium intensity whereas for 'Yukon Gold', the anthocyanin colouration is absent. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the peduncle of 'Red Anna' is medium to high whereas the extent is low for 'Yukon Gold'. The colour of the tuber skin of 'Red Anna' is red whereas the tuber skin of 'Yukon Gold' is yellow.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed to intermediate between closed and open habit, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, upright growth habit, mid-season maturity

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire length

LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is intermediate between closed and open, medium to dark green on upper side, high extent and medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side of midrib, medium presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak to medium degree of waviness of margin, weak to medium depth of veins, dull to medium glossiness of upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: medium to high frequency per plant, small to medium size
PEDUNCLE: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration, weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: short oval shape, medium to dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Red Anna' originated from the Vesa Velhartice Plants private breeding program in Kolinec, Czech Republic. It is the result of a hybridization conducted in 1995 between the varieties 'Rosella' and 'Pamir'. The seed from the cross was planted in a greenhouse in 1996 and the resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field during the spring of 1997. From these, 'Red Anna' was selected in 1997 for its agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Red Anna' was conducted during the growing season of 2015 in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 18.5 metre long row containing 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, or 10 parts of plants, of each variety. Mean differences were significant at the 5% probability level based on a paired Student's t-test.

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Red Anna
Potato: 'Red Anna' (left) with reference variety 'Yukon Gold' (right)

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