Language selection


Fenway Red


Denomination: 'Fenway Red'
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: 2014-04-08
Application Number: 14-8263
Grant of Rights Date: 2016-02-17
Certificate Number: 5188
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2036-02-17

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Red Pontiac'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Fenway Red' is broad cylindrical in shape with many root tips whereas the lightsprout of 'Red Pontiac' is ovoid in shape with a medium number of root tips. The size of the tip of the lightsprout in relation to the base is small for 'Fenway Red' whereas it is medium size for 'Red Pontiac'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the stem of 'Fenway Red' is medium whereas the extent is low for 'Red Pontiac'. The leaf of 'Fenway Red' is open whereas the leaf of 'Red Pontiac' is intermediate between closed and open. The leaflet from the second pair of lateral leaflets is narrower than it is long for 'Fenway Red' whereas it is as broad as it is long for 'Red Pontiac'. The margin of the leaflet of 'Fenway Red' has medium to strong waviness whereas the margin of the leaflet of 'Red Pontiac' has absent or very weak to weak waviness. At the apical rosette, the leaflet blade of 'Fenway Red' is pubescent whereas the leaflet blade of 'Red Pontiac' is glabrous. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the peduncle and the inner side of the corolla is high for 'Fenway Red' whereas it is of medium extent for the peduncle and corolla of 'Red Pontiac'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the inner side of the corolla is strong for 'Fenway Red' whereas the intensity is medium for 'Red Pontiac'.


LIGHTSPROUT: large, broad cylindrical shape, many root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, habit is intermediate between closed and open, weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, dense 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, matures mid-season

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: outline is medium size, open, medium green on upper side, low to medium extent and weak ito medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, 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: medium to strong waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium glossiness of upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: round shape, white flesh
TUBER EYE: medium depth, red at base

Origin & Breeding History: The variety 'Fenway Red' originated from a cross made in 2006 between 'Parella' as the female parent and 'Dakota Rose' as the male parent at HZPC Research and Development Centre in Metslawier, The Netherlands. The variety was selected from the F1 progeny in 2008 for its yield, internal and external quality, and resistance to different diseases and pests. The testing was conducted in The Netherlands and in different testing locations abroad.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Fenway Red' 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.

Click on image for larger view
Fenway Red
Potato: 'Fenway Red' (left) with reference variety 'Red Pontiac' (right)

Date modified: