|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
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Böhm Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG, Lüneburg, Germany
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Variety used for comparison: 'Anuschka'
Summary: The size of the lightsprout of 'Viviana' is small to medium in size whereas the lightsprout of 'Anuschka' is medium sized. The pubescence of the base of the lightsprout is sparse to medium for 'Viviana' whereas the pubescence is dense for 'Anuschka'. The lateral shoots of the lightsprout of 'Viviana' are short whereas the lateral shoots of 'Anuschka' are medium to long. The plants of 'Viviana' are taller than the plants of 'Anuschka'. The frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets of 'Viviana' is absent or very low whereas the frequency of coalescence is medium for 'Anuschka'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla of 'Viviana' is medium whereas the intensity is weak for 'Anuschka'. In reaction to light, the tuber skin of 'Viviana' develops a strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the tuber skin of 'Anuschka' develops a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration.
LIGHTSPROUT: small to medium size, spherical to ovoid shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low to medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium density of pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed to intermediate between closed and open habit, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, mid-season maturity
STEM: low extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire length
LEAF: outline is medium to large, openness is intermediate between closed and open, medium green on upper side, medium extent and 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 to large, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: medium degree of waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, dull upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: low to medium frequency per plant, small to medium size
PEDUNCLE: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): medium extent of anthocyanin colouration, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: short oval shape, medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Viviana' originated from a cross conducted in 2000 between the selections designated 'BD 160/4/93' and 'E 96/22/53'. It was selected in Ebstorf, Lower Saxony, Germany, in 2002 for its positive agronomic characteristics.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Viviana' 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 'Viviana' with reference variety 'Anuschka'
Plant height (cm)
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Potato: 'Viviana' (left) with reference variety 'Anuschka' (right)
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