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Campagna

Potato

Denomination: 'Campagna'
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: 16-8864
Grant of Rights Date: 2019-08-19
Certificate Number: 6013
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2039-08-19

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Goldrush' and 'Hilite Russet'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Campagna' is conical whereas the lightsprout of 'Goldrush' is ovoid and that of 'Hilite Russet' is spherical. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout for 'Campagna' is absent or very weak to weak whereas it is of medium intensity for 'Goldrush' and very strong for 'Hilite Russet'. At the base of the lightsprout, the proportion of blue is absent or low on 'Campagna' whereas the proportion of blue is medium on the lightsprout for 'Goldrush' and high for 'Hilite Russet'. The pubescence at the base of the lightsprout is sparse for 'Campagna' while it is dense for 'Goldrush'. The lightsprout tip is large in relation to the base of the lightsprout of 'Campagna' while it is small for 'Goldrush'. The anthocyanin colouration of the tip of the lightsprout is absent to very weak intensity while it is weak for 'Goldrush' and strong for 'Hilite Russet'. The upper side of the leaf of 'Campagna' is light green whereas the leaf of 'Goldrush' is medium green and that of 'Hilite Russet' is dark green. 'Campagna' has a low to medium frequency of inflorescences per plant while 'Goldrush' has an absent or very low frequency. The inflorescence of 'Campagna' is small while it is large for 'Hilite Russet'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla for 'Campagna' is weak whereas it is of medium intensity on 'Goldrush' and absent or very weak on 'Hilite Russet'. The eye of the tuber of 'Campagna' is very shallow to shallow whereas the eye of 'Hilite Russet' is of medium depth. The flesh of the tuber of 'Campagna' is cream coloured whereas it is white for both reference varieties.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, conical shape, few to medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: large in relation to base, closed to intermediate 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 early to mid-season

STEM: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration at base only

LEAF: outline is medium size, intermediate to open, weak presence of secondary leaflets, light 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: medium size, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: medium degree of waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, dull upper side, pubescence present on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: long shape, cream coloured flesh
TUBER EYE: very shallow to shallow depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: brown reddish, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Campagna' (experimental designation QP02228.08) originated from a controlled cross made by the Centre de recherche des Buissons in 2002, at Pointe-aux-Outardes, Quebec between 'Péribonka', as the female parent, and 'NY 112', as the male parent. In 2003, 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 QP02228.08 was selected in 2004 and evaluated for 4 generations from 2005 to 2008. In 2009, 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 2010 to 2013, additional testing was done at three locations in Quebec.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Campagna' 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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Campagna
Potato: 'Campagna' (left) with reference varieties 'Goldrush' (centre) and 'Hilite Russet' (right)

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