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Boustifailles

Potato

Denomination: 'Boustifailles'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Centre de recherche Les Buissons inc.
358, rue Principale
Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec
G0H 1M0
Canada
Breeder: Pierre Turcotte, Centre de recherche Les Buissons inc., Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec
Application Date: 2016-04-05
Application Number: 16-8863
Grant of Rights Date: 2019-08-19
Certificate Number: 6012
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2039-08-19

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Andover', 'Dakota Pearl' and 'Superior'

Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout for 'Boustifailles' is absent or very weak whereas it is strong for 'Andover' and strong to very strong for 'Dakota Pearl'. At the base of the lightsprout, the proportion of blue is absent or low on 'Boustifailles' whereas the proportion of blue is medium on the lightsprout of 'Andover' and high on 'Dakota Pearl'. The pubescence on the base of the lightsprout of 'Boustifailles' is absent or very sparse while it is very dense for 'Andover' and dense for 'Superior'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the tip of the lightsprout for 'Boustifailles' is absent or very weak whereas it is strong to very strong for 'Dakota Pearl'. The plant of 'Boustifailles' has a semi-upright growth habit while the plant of 'Andover' has an upright growth habit. The second pair of lateral leaflets are small for 'Boustifailles' whereas they are large for 'Andover' and medium sized for 'Superior'. The frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets is absent to very low for 'Boustifailles' while it is of medium frequency for 'Dakota Pearl'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the flower bud of 'Boustifailles' is absent or very low while it is of medium extent for 'Dakota Pearl' and 'Superior'. The inflorescence of 'Boustifailles' is medium sized while it is small for 'Dakota Pearl' and large for 'Superior'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla for 'Boustifailles' is weak whereas it is absent or very weak on 'Andover' and 'Dakota Pearl' and medium to strong on 'Superior'. The plant of 'Boustifailles' matures late to very late season while the plant of 'Andover' and 'Dakota Pearl' matures mid-season and that of 'Superior' matures early to mid-season. The flesh of the tuber of 'Boustifailles' is medium yellow while it is cream coloured for 'Andover' and 'Superior' and light yellow for 'Dakota Pearl'.

Description:

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

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are not clearly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures late to very late season

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration at base only

LEAF: outline is small, open, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green upper side, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: small, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: medium degree of waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, medium to glossy upper side, pubescence present on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: round, medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow depth, red at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Boustifailles' (experimental designation QP00053.02) originated from a controlled cross made by the Centre de recherche des Buissons in 2000, at Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec between 'Delta Gold', as the female parent, and 'Andover', as the male parent. In 2001, true potato seeds from this cross were sown in a greenhouse, and the resulting seedling tubers were planted in the field at the Centre de recherche des Buissons. A clone designated as QP00053.02 was selected in 2002 and evaluated for 4 generations from 2003 to 2006. In 2007, screening trials were conducted at Pointe-aux-Outardes and in Ste-Ubalde, Quebec to assess the time of maturity. The selection criteria used in the field and laboratory included yield, visual appearance; tuber size, shape, density; culinary quality, incidence of tuber defects, fry and chip colour from processing, maturation and the reaction to common scab, rhizoctonia and other diseases. From 2008 to 2010, additional field testing was done at three locations in Quebec.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Boustifailles' was conducted during the 2017 growing season at Ste-Croix de Lotbinière, Quebec. The trial consisted of 4 replicates, a total of 68 plants for each variety, grown in 5.1 metre length rows spaced 92 centimetres apart. The plants were spaced 30 centimetres apart within the row. The measurements were taken from 10 plants, or parts of plants, of each variety.

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Boustifailles
Potato: 'Boustifailles' (bottom left) with reference varieties 'Andover' (top left), 'Superior' (top right) and 'Dakota Pearl' (bottom right)

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