|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG
Albert-Einstein- Ring 5
Torsten Spill, SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
Variety used for comparison: 'Snowden'
Summary: The base of the lightsprout of 'Lilly' has a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration and a medium density of pubescence whereas that of 'Snowden' has an absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration and an absent or very sparse to sparse pubescence. The lightsprout tip of 'Lilly' is small in relation to the base with a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas that of 'Snowden' is medium sized in relation to the base with absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration. The upper side of the leaf for 'Lilly' is medium green whereas it is light green for 'Snowden'. The plants of 'Lilly' have a high to very high frequency of inflorescences whereas the plants of 'Snowden' have a low frequency of inflorescences. The tuber of 'Lilly' has shallow eyes and dark yellow flesh whereas the tuber of 'Snowden' has medium to deep eyes and cream coloured flesh.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium sized, ovoid, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage is stem to intermediate type where foliage is open to half open and stems are clearly to partly visible, upright to semi-upright growth habit, matures mid to late in the season
STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: small to medium sized outline, open, weak to medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green upper side, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side of midrib, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: medium degree of waviness of margin, shallow veins, dull to medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence absent on blade at apical rosette
PEDUNCLE: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: high to very high frequency per plant, large
FLOWER BUD: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium sized
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low to medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: round to short oval, dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: light beige, absent or very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration of skin in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Lilly' (experimental number 04-225-2) originated from a cross between 'Gunda', as the female parent, and 'Opal', as the male parent, conducted in 2005 at the SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH and Co. KG breeding program in Windeby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. In 2005, the seed resulting from the cross was sown in the greenhouse. The resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field in 2006 in Windeby, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. 'Lilly' was selected in 2006 based on negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and disease resistance.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Lilly' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the 2019 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 21 metre long row per variety. Each row contained 70 plants spaced 0.3 metres apart with an inter-row spacing of 0.9 metres.
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Potato: 'Lilly' (left) with reference variety 'Snowden' (right)
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