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Denomination: 'Lollipop'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Solanum International Inc.
4 Legend Trail
Stony Plain, Alberta
T7Z 0B1
Breeder: Joyce & Robert Coffin, Privar Farm Inc., Quinte West, Ontario
Application Date: 2017-02-01
Provisional Protection:: 2017-02-01
Application Number: 17-9082
Grant of Rights Date: 2018-11-26
Certificate Number: 5860
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2038-11-26

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Norland'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Lollipop' is small to medium size whereas the lightsprout of 'Norland' is large. In relation to the base of the lightsprout, the size of the tip is small for 'Lollipop' whereas the size of the tip is medium for 'Norland'. The tip of the lightsprout of 'Lollipop' has a closed habit with strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the tip of the lightsprout of 'Norland' has an intermediate habit with weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The plants of 'Lollipop' mature mid-season whereas the plants of 'Norland' mature early. The upper side of the leaflet of 'Lollipop' is dull whereas the leaflet of 'Norland' is glossy. The extent of anthocyanin colouration of the flower bud is high for 'Lollipop' whereas the extent is absent or very low for 'Norland'. The frequency of inflorescences per plant is absent or very low for 'Lollipop' whereas the frequency is low for 'Norland'.


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

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

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

LEAF: medium size outline, intermediate to open, medium to dark green upper side, high extent and medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper side of midrib, weak to medium presence of secondary leaflets, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: leaflet is large and narrower than long
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, shallow veins, dull upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

INFLORESCENCE: absent or very low frequency per plant, flower buds drop readily
FLOWER BUD: high extent of anthocyanin colouration

TUBER: round shape, white flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Lollipop' (experimental designation PR07-55-1) originated from an open pollinated cross in 2005 between the variety 'Chieftain', as the female parent, and an unknown male parent at Privar Farm Inc. on Prince Edward Island, Canada. From the resulting progeny, 'Lollipop' was selected in 2007 based on negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and disease resistances.

Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial for 'Lollipop' 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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Potato: 'Lollipop' (left) with reference variety 'Norland' (right)

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