|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH
Wolfgang Walter, Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH, Gross Lüsewitz, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
|Grant of Rights Date:||2017-03-24|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2037-03-24|
Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'
Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the base of the lightsprout is absent or very weak for 'Allora' whereas the intensity is medium to strong for 'Yukon Gold'. The plants of 'Allora' have a semi-upright to spreading growth habit whereas the plants of 'Yukon Gold' have an upright growth habit. The anthocyanin colouration of the stem of 'Allora' is absent whereas the extent of anthocyanin colouration is medium for 'Yukon Gold'. The anthocyanin colouration of the inner side of the corolla of 'Allora' is of absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity whereas the anthocyanin colouration is of high extent and weak to medium intensity for 'Yukon Gold'. The colour of the base of the tuber eye of 'Allora' is yellow whereas the base of the tuber eye of 'Yukon Gold' is red. In reaction to light, the tuber skin of 'Allora' develops a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the tuber skin of 'Yukon Gold' develops an absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small to medium size in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak 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 to spreading growth habit, late maturity
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: outline is medium size, openness is open, light to medium green on upper side, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak 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: absent or very weak to weak waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, dull to medium glossiness of upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: medium to high frequency per plant, medium size
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low 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: short oval to oval shape, medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Allora' originated from the Norika breeding program in Gross Lüsewitz, Germany. It is the result of a hybridization conducted in 2000 between the varieties 'Apart' and 'Borwina'. The seed from the cross was planted in a greenhouse in 2001 and the resulting tubers were planted in the field in 2002. 'Allora' was selected in 2002 for its agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Allora' 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.
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Potato: 'Allora' (left) with reference variety 'Yukon Gold' (right)
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