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Magenta Love


Denomination: 'Magenta Love'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: IPR B.V.
P.O. Box 88
8500 AB
Breeder: R. P. Graveland, IPR B.V., Joure, Netherlands
Folkert Pieter van der Zee, Kloosterburen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: HZPC-Americas Corp.
19 Regis Duffy Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1E 0K5
Tel: 902-892-2004
Application Date: 2016-01-12
Provisional Protection:: 2016-01-12
Application Number: 16-8784
Grant of Rights Date: 2018-11-20
Certificate Number: 5847
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2038-11-20

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Rosemarie'

Summary: The shape of the lightsprout of 'Magenta Love' is spherical whereas the lightsprout of 'Rosemarie' is broad cylindrical. The plants of 'Magenta Love' are taller than the plants of 'Rosemarie'. The plants of 'Magenta Love' mature mid-season whereas the plants of 'Rosemarie' mature late. The inner side of the corolla of 'Magenta Love' has weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the inner side of the corolla of 'Rosemarie' has absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, spherical shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse to sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

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

STEM: high extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: large outline, closed to intermediate openness, dark green on upper side, medium extent and strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of 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: leaflet is large and narrower than long
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium degree of glossiness of upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: long shape, red flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Magenta Love' originated from a cross conducted between 'Vitkon-16' and 'Monalisa' in 2003 at HZPC Holland B.V., in Metslawier, Netherlands. 'Magenta Love' was selected in 2004 for its yield, internal and external quality of the tuber, and resistance to diseases and pests.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Magenta Love' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the growing season of 2016 in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 19.5 metre long row containing 65 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 'Magenta Love' with reference variety 'Rosemarie'

Plant height (cm)

  'Magenta Love' 'Rosemarie'
mean 41.2 33.0
std. deviation 3.4 2.2

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Magenta Love
Potato: 'Magenta Love' (left) with reference variety 'Rosemarie' (right)

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