|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH
Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH, Gross Lüsewitz, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
|Protective direction granted:||2014-01-07|
|Grant of Rights Date:||2016-03-17|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2036-03-17|
Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'
Summary: The size of the tip of the lightsprout in relation to the base is large for 'Cascada' whereas it is medium for 'Yukon Gold'. The anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout of 'Cascada' is of medium intensity whereas it is strong for 'Yukon Gold'. The pubescence at the base of the lightsprout is sparse to medium on 'Cascada' whereas it is dense on 'Yukon Gold'. The plant of 'Cascada' has a semi-upright growth habit whereas that of 'Yukon Gold' has an upright growth habit. The stem of 'Cascada' has no anthocyanin colouration whereas the extent of anthocyanin colouration is medium along the entire stem for 'Yukon Gold'. The glossiness of the upper side of the leaflet for 'Cascada' is dull whereas it is medium for 'Yukon Gold'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud is absent or very low for 'Cascada' whereas it is medium for 'Yukon Gold'. The plant of 'Cascada' is shorter than that of 'Yukon Gold'. 'Cascada' has a large corolla whereas 'Yukon Gold' has a medium size corolla. On the inner side of the corolla, the extent of the anthocyanin colouration for 'Cascada' is absent or very low whereas it is high for 'Yukon Gold'. The plant of 'Cascada' matures late to very late in the season while that of 'Yukon Gold' matures mid-season. The tuber of 'Cascada' is oval to long oval in shape with dark yellow flesh whereas the tuber of 'Yukon Gold' is short oval in shape with light yellow flesh. The colour at the base of the eye on the tuber of 'Cascada' is yellow whereas it is red on the tuber of 'Yukon Gold'.
LIGHTSPROUT: small size, spherical shape, root tips few in numbers, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium density of pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: large in relation to base, closed habit, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate between stem and leaf types where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, late to very late maturity
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is intermediate between closed and open to open, medium green on upper side, low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, weak to 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 waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, dull on upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: low to medium frequency per plant, small to medium size
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: large size, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on inner side, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration on inner side
TUBER: oval to long oval shape, dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Cascada' originated from a cross made in 1999 between 'Solara' as the female parent and 'Gala' as the male parent at the Norika breeding station in Grob Lüsewitz, Germany. Seed from the cross were sown in the greenhouse in 2000. The resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field in the spring of 2001. One of the selected progeny was given the designation 'Cascada'. Selection criteria were negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Cascada' 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 'Cascada' with reference variety 'Yukon Gold'
Plant height (cm)
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Potato: 'Cascada' (left) with reference variety 'Yukon Gold' (right)
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