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Miss Malina

Potato

Denomination: 'Miss Malina'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Interseed Potatoes GmbH
Groß Charlottengroden 6b
Wittmund
26409
Germany
Breeder: Interseed Potatoes GmbH, Wittmund, Germany
Agent in Canada: Rockyview Nuclear Tuber Ltd.
263145 Township Rd. 262
Rockyview Country, Alberta
T4A3A9
Canada
Tel: 403-935-4950
Application Date: 2016-04-14
Application Number: 16-8889
Grant of Rights Date: 2019-04-29
Certificate Number: 5965
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2039-04-29

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Capri'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Miss Malina' is broad cylindrical and medium sized while it is ovoid and large for 'Capri'. 'Miss Malina' has a very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the tip of the lightsprout while it is absent or very weak in 'Capri'. The lightsprout of 'Miss Malina' has a medium number of root tips while that of 'Capri' has few root tips. The extent of anthocyanin colouration is medium to high along the entire stem of 'Miss Malina' while it is absent or very low on the stem of 'Capri'. At the apical rosette, the leaflet blade of 'Miss Malina' has pubescence while that of 'Capri' does not. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the flower bud of 'Miss Malina' is low to medium while it is absent or very low in 'Capri'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle of the inflorescence of 'Miss Malina' is medium to high while it is absent or very low in 'Capri'. The intensity of anthocyanin colouration of the skin in reaction to light on the tuber in 'Miss Malina' is weak while it is medium in 'Capri'.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: medium size, broad cylindrical, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to high proportion of blue in the anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, very sparse to sparse pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, mid to late maturity

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

LEAF: small to medium outline, openness is intermediate between closed and open, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green, low extent of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of upper side, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the midrib of upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, narrower than long width in relation to length
LEAFLET: absent or very low waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, dull to medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence present on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: long-oval to long, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYES: shallow depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, develops weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Miss Malina' originated from a cross between the variety 'Atlantic', as the female parent, and the selection '23-1-95', as the male parent, conducted in 2002 at the Interseed Potatoes GmbH breeding station in Wittmund, Germany. From the resulting progeny, 'Miss Malina' was selected in 2010 based on negative mass selection and disease resistances.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial for 'Miss Malina' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the growing season of 2017 in Drummond, New Brunswick. There were 70 plants each of the candidate and reference variety. The trial consisted of a single, 21.2 metre long row with plants spaced 0.3 metres apart for each variety. The distance between rows within the trial was 0.9 metres. The observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or 10 parts of plants, of each variety.

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Miss Malina
Potato: 'Miss Malina' (left) with reference variety 'Capri' (right)

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