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Bridget

Potato

Denomination: 'Bridget'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Agrico Cooperatie u. a.
P.O. Box 70, Duit 15
Emmeloord
8300 AB
Netherlands
Breeder: Aardappelveredelingsbedrijf Jalving B.V., Wezup, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd.
2908 Ellwood Drive, South West
Edmonton, Alberta
T6X 0A9
Canada
Tel: 780-435-3122
Application Date: 2014-09-05
Application Number: 14-8454
Grant of Rights Date: 2018-12-18
Certificate Number: 5887
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2038-12-18

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Mondial'

Summary: The proportion of blue anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout of 'Bridget' is high whereas it is low to medium for 'Mondial'. The pubescence of the tip of the lightsprout of 'Bridget' is medium to dense whereas it is absent or very sparse for 'Mondial'. The presence of secondary leaflets on the leaves of 'Bridget' is strong whereas it is medium for 'Mondial'. The plants of 'Bridget' are taller than those of 'Mondial'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the flower corolla of 'Bridget' is medium whereas it is absent or very low for 'Mondial'. The anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the flower corolla of 'Bridget' is of medium intensity whereas it is absent or very weak for 'Mondial'. The plants of 'Bridget' mature mid to late season whereas those of 'Mondial' are very late maturing.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: small to medium size, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed habit, very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence

PLANT: intermediate foliage structure where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures mid to late season

STEM: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration located between the base and halfway up the stem

LEAF: large outline, intermediate to open, strong presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: large, narrower than long
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, dull to medium glossiness of upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: oval to long-oval, cream flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: light beige, develops weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Bridget' originated from a cross between the varieties 'Sinora' and 'Agnes' conducted in 1999 at the Aardappelveredelingsbedrijf Jalving B.V. breeding station in Wezup, Netherlands. From the resulting progeny, 'Bridget' was selected in 2001. Selection was based on negative mass selection and disease resistances.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial for 'Bridget' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the growing season of 2017 in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 21.2 metre long row containing 70 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. The mean difference was significant at the 5% probability level based on a paired Student's t-test.


Comparison table for 'Bridget' with reference variety 'Mondial'

Plant height (cm)

  'Bridget' 'Mondial'
mean 74.5 41.8
std. deviation 2.8 3.7

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Bridget
Potato: 'Bridget' (left) with reference variety 'Mondial' (right)

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