|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
P.O. Box 88
R. P. Graveland, IPR B.V., Joure, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
19 Regis Duffy Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
|Grant of Rights Date:||2017-02-22|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2037-02-22|
Variety used for comparison: 'Red Pontiac'
Summary: The shape of the lightsprout of 'Flamenco' is broad cylindrical whereas the shape of the lightsprout of 'Red Pontiac' is ovoid. In relation to the base, the size of the tip of the lightsprout of 'Flamenco' is small whereas the tip is of medium size for 'Red Pontiac'. The pubescence of the tip of the lightsprout of 'Flamenco' is absent or very sparse to sparse whereas the pubescence is dense for 'Red Pontiac'. The plants of 'Flamenco' are shorter than the plants of 'Red Pontiac'. The anthocyanin colouration of the stem of 'Flamenco' is of high extent and distributed along the entire length whereas for 'Red Pontiac', the anthocyanin colouration is of low extent and distributed at the base of the stem only. The anthocyanin colouration on the upper side of the leaf midrib of 'Flamenco' is of high extent and strong intensity whereas for 'Red Pontiac', the anthocyanin colouration is of medium extent and medium intensity. The frequency of inflorescences per plant is low to medium for 'Flamenco' whereas the frequency is medium to high for 'Red Pontiac'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the peduncle of 'Flamenco' is high to very high whereas the extent is low to medium for 'Red Pontiac'. The shape of the tuber of 'Flamenco' is oval to long oval whereas the shape of the tuber of 'Red Pontiac' is round.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, broad cylindrical shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse to sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is stem to intermediate type where foliage is open to half open and stems are clearly to partly visible, upright growth habit, mid-season maturity
STEM: high extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire length
LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is intermediate to open, dark green on upper side, high extent and strong 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: medium to strong waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium glossiness of upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: low to medium frequency per plant, small to medium size
PEDUNCLE: high to very high extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): very high extent of anthocyanin colouration, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: oval to long oval shape, white flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, red at base
TUBER SKIN: red
Origin & Breeding History: 'Flamenco' originated from a cross conducted at HZPC Research and Development in Metslawier, Netherlands, in 1999, between the varieties 'Red Scarlett', as the female parent, and 'Red Cloud', as the male parent. The resulting seedlings were tested in the Netherlands and at different testing locations abroad. 'Flamenco' was selected in 2001 for its yield, internal and external quality, and resistance to different diseases and pests.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Flamenco' 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 parts of plants, of each variety. Mean differences were significant at the 5% probability level based on a paired Student's t-test.
Comparison table for 'Flamenco' with reference variety 'Red Pontiac'
Plant height (cm)
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Potato: 'Flamenco' (left) with reference variety 'Red Pontiac' (right)
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