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Denomination: 'Celandine'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: IPR B.V.
P.O. Box 88
8500 AB
Breeder: R. P. Graveland, IPR B.V., Joure, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: HZPC-Americas Corp.
19 Regis Duffy Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1E 0K5
Tel: 902-892-2004
Application Date: 2013-10-18
Application Number: 13-8130
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-02-17
Certificate Number: 5186
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-02-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Annabelle'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Celandine' has short lateral shoots whereas that of 'Annabelle' has lateral shoots of medium length. The foliage structure of 'Celandine' is a leaf type with the foliage closed and stems not, or hardly, visible whereas 'Annabelle' is a stem type with the foliage open and stems clearly visible. The extent of anthocyanin colouration halfway up the stem for 'Celandine' is low whereas it is of medium extent along the entire stem for 'Annabelle'. The upper side of the leaf of 'Celandine' is dark green whereas it is light green for 'Annabelle'. 'Celandine' has a medium frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets whereas it is high in 'Annabelle'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud is medium to high for 'Celandine' whereas it is low for 'Annabelle'. The plant of 'Celandine' is shorter than that of 'Annabelle'. The frequency of inflorescences per plant is medium for 'Celandine' whereas it is low for 'Annabelle'. The anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle is of medium extent for 'Celandine' whereas it is absent or very low for 'Annabelle'. The anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the flower corolla is of high extent and medium intensity for 'Celandine' whereas the extent is absent or very low and the intensity is absent or very weak for 'Annabelle'. The tuber of 'Celandine' is long oval in shape with light yellow flesh whereas the tuber of 'Annabelle' is long with medium yellow flesh.


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

PLANT: foliage structure is leaf type where foliage is closed and stems are not, or hardly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures early to mid-season

STEM: low extent of anthocyanin colouration halfway up the stem

LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is intermediate between closed and open to open, dark green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, medium glossiness of upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: long oval shape, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, in reaction to light the intensity of anthocyanin colouration is absent or very weak

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Celandine' originated from a cross made in 1998 between 'Franceline' as the female parent and the selection designated 'RZ-84-2521' as the male parent at the HZPC Research & Development Centre in Metslawier, The Netherlands. The variety was selected from the F1 progeny in 1999. Selection criteria included internal and external quality, yield and resistance against different diseases and pests. The testing was conducted in The Netherlands as well as at different locations abroad.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Celandine' 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 'Celandine' with reference variety 'Annabelle'

Plant height (cm)

  'Celandine' 'Annabelle'
mean 51.5 63.6
std. deviation 3.3 1.4

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Potato: 'Celandine' (left) with reference variety 'Annabelle' (right)

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