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Denomination: 'FL2385'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
Legal Department
3A-391, 7701 Legacy Drive
Plano, Texas
United States of America
Breeder: Robert W. Hoopes, Frito-Lay, Inc., Rhinelander, United States of America
Agent in Canada: PepsiCo Foods Canada
5550 Explorer Drive, 8th Floor
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 0C3
Tel: 289-374-5000
Application Date: 2016-02-11
Provisional Protection:: 2016-02-11
Application Number: 16-8814
Grant of Rights Date: 2018-03-08
Certificate Number: 5679
Exemption from compulsory licensing: Yes
Expiry date for exemption from compulsory licensing: 2020-03-08
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2038-03-08

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'FL2215'

Summary: The tip of the lightsprout of 'FL2385' is small in relation to the base with a closed habit whereas the tip of the lightsprout for 'FL2215' is large in relation to the base with a closed to intermediate habit. The plants of 'FL2385' are taller than the plants of 'FL2215'. The stem of 'FL2385' has a medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration whereas the stem of 'FL2215' has an absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration. The inner side of the corolla of 'FL2385' has a high proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration whereas the inner side of the corolla of 'FL2215' has an absent or low proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration.


LIGHTSPROUT: medium to large, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, medium length of lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium density of pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence

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

STEM: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: medium outline size, intermediate openness, light to medium green on upper side, low extent and weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper side of midrib, strong 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: medium degree of waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, medium degree of glossiness of upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: high frequency per plant, medium size
PEDUNCLE: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: high extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: large
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): high extent of anthocyanin colouration, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: round to short oval, white flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: FL2385' originated from a cross conducted in 2005 between 'Maria Bonita' and 'FL2215' at the Frito-Lay Agricultural Research and Development facility near Rhinelander, Wisconsin was selected in 2007 for its positive agronomic characteristics and resistance to various diseases.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'FL2385' 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 'FL2385' with reference variety 'FL2215'

Plant height (cm)

  'FL2385' 'FL2215'
mean 66.2 59.2
std,. deviation 2.7 1.0

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Potato: 'FL2385' (left) with reference variety 'FL2215' (right)

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