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Red Apple


Denomination: 'Red Apple'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'SM03-83-01R'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Solanum International Inc.
4 Legend Trail
Stony Plain, Alberta
T7Z 0B1
Breeder: P.H. Smeenge, Tollebeek, Netherlands
Application Date: 2016-04-05
Provisional Protection:: 2016-04-05
Application Number: 16-8866
Grant of Rights Date: 2018-02-21
Certificate Number: 5668
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2038-02-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Bordeaux'

Summary: The shape of the lightsprout of 'Red Apple' is ovoid whereas the lightsprout shape of 'Bordeaux' is spherical shape. The plant growth habit of 'Red Apple' is semi-upright whereas the growth habit of 'Bordeaux' is upright. The leaflet of 'Red Apple' has a weak waviness of the margin whereas 'Bordeaux' has a leaflet with strong waviness of the margin. The inner side of the corolla of 'Red Apple' has an absent or low to medium proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration whereas the corolla of 'Bordeaux' has an absent or low proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration.


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

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate to leaf type where foliage is half open to closed and stems are partly to not or hardly visible, semi-upright growth habit, medium to late maturity

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

LEAF: small to medium outline size, openness is intermediate between closed and open, dark green on upper side, very high 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 small to medium size and narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, medium glossy upper side, pubescent blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: short oval to oval shape, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Red Apple' originated from a cross conducted in 2000 between 'Fontenotte' and 'Romanze' as part of a breeding program by Piet H Smeenge in Emmeloord, Netherlands between. 'Red Apple' was selected in 2003 for its positive agronomic characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Red Apple' 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.

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Red Apple
Potato: 'Red Apple' (left) with reference variety 'Bordeaux' (right)

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