|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Ebstorfer Str. 1
Karsten Ellenberg, Barum, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
Solanum International Inc.
4 Legend Trail
Stony Plain, Alberta
Varieties used for comparison: 'All Blue' and 'Violetta'
Summary: The shape of the lightsprout of 'Blaue Anneliese' is broad cylindrical whereas the shape of the lightsprout of both reference varieties is conical. The pubescence of the base of the lightsprout of 'Blaue Anneliese' is sparse whereas the pubescence is medium to dense for 'Violetta'. The pubescence of the tip of the lightsprout of 'Blaue Anneliese' is absent or very sparse to sparse whereas the pubescence is dense for 'All Blue'. The plants of 'Blaue Anneliese' are shorter than the plants of 'All Blue' and taller than the plants of 'Violetta'. The size of the outline of the leaf of 'Blaue Anneliese' is large whereas the outline of the leaf of the reference varieties is medium size. The size of the lateral leaflet from the second pair of lateral leaflets is large for 'Blaue Anneliese' whereas the lateral leaflet of 'All Blue' is medium size and the lateral leaflet of 'Violetta' is small to medium size. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud of 'Blaue Anneliese' is absent or very low whereas the extent is medium for 'All Blue'. The anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla of 'Blaue Anneliese' is of absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity whereas the anthocyanin colouration of the corolla is of high extent and medium intensity for 'All Blue' and of medium to high extent and medium to high intensity for 'Violetta'. The proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla of 'Blaue Anneliese' is absent or low whereas the proportion of blue is high for 'All Blue'. The time of maturity of the plants of 'Blaue Anneliese' is very late whereas the plants of 'All Blue' mature mid-season. The colour of the tuber flesh of 'Blaue Anneliese' is blue whereas the tuber flesh of 'All Blue' is blue parti-colour.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium to large, broad cylindrical shape, medium number of root tips, short to medium length lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse to sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, very late maturity
STEM: high extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire length
LEAF: outline is large, openness is intermediate to open, medium green on upper side, high extent and strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side of midrib, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: large, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, dull upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: medium frequency per plant, medium size
PEDUNCLE: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium to large
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: oval to long oval shape, blue flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, blue at base
TUBER SKIN: blue
Origin & Breeding History: 'Blaue Anneliese' originated from the Karsten Ellenberg breeding program in Barum, Germany. It is the result of a hybridization conducted in 2006 between the varieties 'Violetta' and 'Andigena-stamm'. The seed from the cross was planted in a greenhouse in 2007 and the resulting tubers were planted in the field in 2008. 'Blaue Anneliese' was selected in 2008 for its agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Blaue Anneliese' 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.
Comparison table for 'Blaue Anneliese' with reference varieties 'All Blue' and 'Violetta'
Plant height (cm)
|'Blaue Anneliese'||'All Blue'||'Violetta'|
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Potato: 'Blaue Anneliese' (left) with reference varieties 'All Blue' (centre) and 'Violetta' (right)
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