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Queen Anne


Denomination: 'Queen Anne'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG
Albert-Einstein- Ring 5
Breeder: Torsten Spill, SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2017-02-20
Provisional Protection:: 2017-02-20
Application Number: 17-9100
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-06-02
Certificate Number: 6198
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-06-02

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Perline'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Queen Anne' is ovoid whereas that of 'Perline' has a broad cylindrical shape. The base of the lightsprout of 'Queen Anne' has medium to dense pubescence whereas it is sparse to medium on the lightsprout of 'Perline'. The tip of the lightsprout of 'Queen Anne' has a closed to intermediate habit whereas 'Perline' has an open habit. The anthocyanin colouration at the tip of the lightsprout of 'Queen Anne' is absent or very weak to weak whereas it is of medium intensity for 'Perline'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the stem of 'Queen Anne' is medium whereas it is absent or very low for 'Perline'. The upper side of the leaf of 'Queen Anne' is light to medium green whereas the leaf of 'Perline' is medium to dark green. The plants of 'Queen Anne' are taller than those of 'Perline'. The frequency of inflorescences per plant is medium to high for 'Queen Anne' whereas it is low for 'Perline'. The inflorescence for 'Queen Anne' is medium to large whereas it is small to medium for 'Perline'. 'Queen Anne' has a large corolla whereas it is medium sized for 'Perline'. The tuber of 'Queen Anne' has a long oval shape with shallow eyes whereas the tuber is round with eyes of a medium depth for 'Perline'.


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

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

STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: medium size outline, intermediate openness to open, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, light to medium green upper side, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper side of midrib, 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: weak to medium waviness of margin, shallow veins, dull to medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Queen Anne' (experimental designation 05-043-1) originated from the cross between '99-002-14' as the female parent and 'Gala' as the male parent, conducted at The SaKa Pflanzenzucht GmbH & Co. KG breeding station in Windeby, SH, Germany, in 2005. The resulting seed was sown in a greenhouse in 2006 and the resulting tubers field planted in Windeby, Germany, in 2007. One of the progeny designated 05-043-1, was identified in 2007. Selection criteria was based on negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and disease resistance.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Queen Anne' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the 2018 growing season in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 21 metre long row containing 70 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. The mean difference was significant at the 5% probability level based on a paired Student's t-test.

Comparison table for 'Queen Anne' with reference variety 'Perline'

Plant height (cm)

  'Queen Anne' 'Perline'
mean 55.3 46.0
std. deviation 3.3 2.1

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Queen Anne
Potato: 'Queen Anne' (left) with reference variety 'Perline' (right)

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