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Denomination: 'Sanjava'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Bavaria-Saat BGB Ges.mbH
Konigslacherner Weg 14
Breeder: Ludwig Simon, Bavaria-Saat BGB Ges.mbH, Schrobenhausen, Germany
Agent in Canada: Rockyview Nuclear Tuber Ltd.
263145 Township Rd. 262
Rockyview Country, Alberta
Tel: 403-935-4950
Application Date: 2017-06-12
Provisional Protection:: 2017-06-12
Application Number: 17-9242

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Gala'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Sanjava' is small and has few root tips whereas that of 'Gala' is medium sized and has a medium number of root tips. The proportion of blue anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout of 'Sanjava' is absent or low whereas it is medium for 'Gala'. The pubescence at the tip of the lightsprout of 'Sanjava' is absent or very sparse whereas it is sparse at the tip for 'Gala'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration on the stem of 'Sanjava' is absent of very low whereas it is low for 'Gala'. The second pair of lateral leaflets are small to medium sized in 'Sanjava' whereas they are medium to large in 'Gala'. The depth of the veins on the leaflet of 'Sanjava' is shallow whereas it is medium to deep on the leaflet of 'Gala'. The plants of 'Sanjava' are shorter than those of 'Gala'. The anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla of 'Sanjava' is of medium extent with weak intensity whereas the extent is absent or very low with absent or very weak intensity for 'Gala'.


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

LEAF: medium size outline, intermediate openness, 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 of upper side of midrib, absent or very low to low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: small to medium size, leaflet is as broad as long
LEAFLET: weak to medium waviness of margin, shallow veins, dull upper side, glabrous blade at apical rosette

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

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Sanjava' (experimental designation BS 4427-3) originated from the cross between 'Gala', as the female parent, and 'Leyla', as the male parent, conducted at the Bavaria-Saat GbR breeding station, in Oberarnbach, Germany, in 2004. The resulting seed was sown in a greenhouse in 2005 and the resulting tubers field planted in Oberarnbach, Germany, in 2006. One of the progeny, designated as BS 4427-3, was identified in 2006. Selection criteria was based on negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and disease resistance.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Sanjava' 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 'Sanjava' with reference variety 'Gala'

Plant height (cm)

  'Sanjava' 'Gala'
mean 40.9 57.9
std. deviation 3.5 2.2

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Potato: 'Sanjava' (left) with reference variety 'Gala' (right)

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