|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Agrico Cooperatie u. a.
P.O. Box 70, Duit 15
Agrico Research B.V., Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
Parkland Seed Potatoes Ltd.
#26, 2908 Ellwood Drive, South West
|Grant of Rights Date:||2018-12-18|
|Date rights surrendered:||2019-11-15|
Variety used for comparison: 'Dione'
Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the tip of the lightsprout of 'Basin Russet' is weak whereas it is very strong for 'Dione'. The pubescence of the tip of the lightsprout of 'Basin Russet' is medium to dense whereas it is sparse for 'Dione'. The anthocyanin colouration on the stem of 'Basin Russet' is of medium to high extent along the entire stem whereas it is of low extent halfway up the stem for 'Dione'. There is a high extent of anthocyanin colouration along the midrib of the upper side of the leaf of 'Basin Russet' whereas it is absent or very low for 'Dione'. The frequency of coalescence of the terminal and lateral leaflets of 'Basin Russet' is absent or very low whereas it is medium for 'Dione'. The plants of 'Basin Russet' are shorter than those of 'Dione'. There is a medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration on the peduncle of 'Basin Russet' whereas it is absent or very low for 'Dione'. The tuber skin of 'Basin Russet' is reddish brown whereas it is light beige for 'Dione'.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium to large, ovoid shape, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, intermediate between closed and open habit, weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence
PLANT: intermediate foliage structure where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures mid-season
STEM: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration located along the entire stem
LEAF: large outline, closed to intermediate openness, weak presence of secondary leaflets, light green, high extent and medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration on midrib of upper side, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: small to medium size, narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, dull upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette
INFLORESCENCE: medium to high frequency per plant, medium size
PEDUNCLE: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration
FLOWER BUD: medium to high extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size, high extent and strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration on inner side, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration on inner side
TUBER: long-oval to long, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: reddish brown, develops medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Basin Russet' (experimental designation AR 04-3781) originated from a cross between 'AR 97-3296', as the female parent, and 'AR 92-1042', as the male parent at Agrico Research B.V. in Bant, Netherlands. From the resulting progeny, 'Basin Russet' was selected in 2005 based on negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and disease resistances.
Tests & Trials: The comparative test and trial for 'Basin Russet' was conducted by Global Agri Services Inc. during the growing season of 2017 in Drummond, New Brunswick. The trial consisted of a single, 21.2 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 'Basin Russet' with reference variety 'Dione'
Plant height (cm)
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Potato: 'Basin Russet' (left) with reference variety 'Dione' (right)
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