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Madison

Potato

Denomination: 'Madison'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH
P.O.Box 13 80
D-21303
Lüneburg
Germany
Breeder: Böhm Nordkartoffel Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG, Lüneburg, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Canada
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2015-10-19
Application Number: 15-8732
Grant of Rights Date: 2019-01-10
Certificate Number: 5893
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2039-01-10

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Atlantic'

Summary: The base of the lightsprout of 'Madison' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Atlantic' has a strong intensity. The tip of the lightsprout of 'Madison' has dense pubescence and an intermediate habit while that of 'Atlantic' has sparse to medium density and a closed habit. The leaf of 'Madison' is medium to dark green while the leaf of 'Atlantic' is light to medium green. 'Madison' has an absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration along the midrib of the upper side of the leaf while it is low in 'Atlantic'. 'Madison' has an absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration along the midrib of the upper side of the leaf while it is of weak intensity for 'Atlantic'. The waviness of the margin of the leaflet of 'Madison' is weak to medium while it is absent or very weak in 'Atlantic'. At the apical rosette, the leaflet blade of 'Madison' has pubescence while that of 'Atlantic' does not. 'Madison' has a shorter plant height than 'Atlantic'.

Description:

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

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

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: large outline, intermediate to open, weak to medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium to dark green, absent or very low extent and absent to very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the 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 width in relation to length
LEAFLET: weak to medium waviness of margin, medium depth veins, medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence present on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: round, cream to light yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: medium depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: light beige, develops medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Madison' originated from a cross between the variety 'Pirol' and the selection 'L 95/561/867' conducted in 2002 in Vierhuizen, Netherlands. From the resulting progeny, 'Madison' was selected in 2004 based on positive agronomic criteria.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial for 'Madison' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the growing season of 2017 in Drummond, New Brunswick. There were 70 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. The trial consisted of a single, 21.2 metre long row with plants spaced 0.3 metres apart for each variety. The distance between rows within the trial was 0.9 metres. The observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or 10 parts of plants, of each variety.

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Madison
Potato: 'Madison' (left) with reference variety 'Atlantic' (right)

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