|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG
Albert-Einstein- Ring 5
Torsten Spill, SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
Variety used for comparison: 'Fabula'
Summary: The base of the lightsprout of 'Belmonda' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration and sparse to medium density of pubescence whereas that of 'Fabula' has an absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration and dense pubescence. The upper side of the leaf of 'Belmonda' is medium green whereas it is light green for 'Fabula'. The second pair of lateral leafets for 'Belmonda' are medium sized with a weak to medium degree of waviness of margin whereas those of 'Fabula' are large with an absent to weak degree of waviness of margin. The flower bud of 'Belmonda' has an absent or very weak extent of anthocyanin colouration whereas that of 'Fabula' has a medium extent. The plants of 'Belmonda' are taller than those of 'Fabula'. The tuber of 'Belmonda' has yellow skin and a medium to dark yellow flesh whereas the tuber of 'Fabula' has light beige skin and light yellow flesh.
LIGHTSPROUT: small, spherical, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium sized in relation to base, closed habit, medium 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, matures late in the season
STEM: low extent of anthocyanin colouration halfway up stem
LEAF: medium to large outline, intermediate openness, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, medium green upper side, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side of midrib, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium sized, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak to medium degree of waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, dull on upper side, pubescence absent on blade at apical rosette
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: low to medium frequency per plant, small to medium sized
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium sized
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): medium extent and weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: short oval, medium to dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Belmonda' (experimental designation 02-006-7) originated from a cross between 'Marabel', as the female parent, and 'Leyla', as the male parent, conducted in 2002 at the SaKa Pflansenzucht GmbH & Co. KG breeding program in Windeby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. In 2003, the seed resulting from the cross was sown in the greenhouse. The resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field in 2004 in Windeby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. 'Belmonda' was selected in 2004 based on negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and disease resistance.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Belmonda' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the 2019 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 21 metre long row per variety. Each row contained 70 plants spaced 0.3 metres apart with an inter-row spacing of 0.9 metres. 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 'Belmonda' with reference variety 'Fabula'
Plant height (cm)
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Potato: 'Belmonda' (left) with reference variety 'Fabula' (right)
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