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Denomination: 'Jeannette'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: SIPRE (Semences, Innovation, Protection, Recherche et Environnement)
Rue des Champs Potez
Breeder: Dominique Fagot, Station de Recherche du Comité Nord, Bretteville-du-Grand-Caux, France
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2015-04-14
Provisional Protection:: 2015-04-14
Application Number: 15-8605
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-06-02
Certificate Number: 6199
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-06-02

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Norland'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Jeannette' is medium sized whereas the lightsprout of 'Norland' is large. In relation to the base of the lightsprout, the size of the tip is small for 'Jeannette' whereas it is medium sized for 'Norland'. The pubescence on the tip of the lightsprout of 'Jeannette' is of medium density whereas it is dense for 'Norland'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration is medium along the entire stem of 'Jeannette' whereas the extent is low and only halfway up the stem for 'Norland'. The waviness of the margin of the leaflet of 'Jeannette' is medium whereas it is absent or very weak to weak for 'Norland'. The glossiness on the upper side of the leaflet is dull to medium for 'Jeannette' whereas it is glossy for 'Norland'. The plants of 'Jeannette' are taller than those of 'Norland'. The frequency of inflorescences per plant is low to medium for 'Jeannette' whereas the frequency is absent or very low to low for 'Norland'. The plants of 'Jeannette' mature late to very late in the season whereas the plants of 'Norland' mature early in the season. The tuber flesh of 'Jeannette' is medium yellow whereas it is white for 'Norland'.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, ovoid, few to medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, intermediate between closed and open habit, absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half-open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, late to very late maturity

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: medium size outline, intermediate openness to open, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium to dark green upper side, medium to high extent and medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper side of midrib, 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 waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, dull to medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence on blade at apical rosette

PEDUNCLE: absent or very low to low extent of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: low to medium frequency per plant, small to medium size
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low to low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): high extent of anthocyanin colouration, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: long oval, medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow depth, red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Jeannette' originated from the cross between 'Charlotte' and 'Franceline' conducted at la Station de Recherche du Comité Nord in Bretteville du Grand Caux, France, in 1990. The resulting seed was sown and the resulting tubers field planted in Bretteville du Grand Caux, France, in 1998. One of the progeny, designated as 'Jeannette', was identified in 1998. Selection criteria was based on negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and disease resistance.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Jeannette' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the 2018 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 21 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 'Jeannette' with reference variety 'Norland'

Plant height (cm)

  'Jeannette' 'Norland'
mean 57.4 49.2
std. deviation 2.2 3.2

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Potato: 'Jeannette' (left) with reference variety 'Norland' (right)

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