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Donata

Potato

Denomination: 'Donata'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Europlant Pflanzenzucht GmbH
P.O.Box 13 80
D-21303
Lüneburg
Germany
Breeder: J. Boehm, Böhm-Nordkartoffel-Agrarproduktion GmbH & Co. OHG, Lower Saxony, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Canada
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2017-09-22
Application Number: 17-9290

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Jelly'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Donata' is spherical in shape whereas that of 'Jelly' is ovoid. The intensity of anthocyanin coloration on the lightsprout of 'Donata' is weak to medium at the base and absent to very weak at the tip whereas the intensity of anthocyanin coloration is strong at the base and tip of the lightsprout of 'Jelly'. The stem of 'Donata' has an absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration whereas the stem of 'Jelly' has a low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration. The leaflet for 'Donata' has an absent or very weak degree of waviness of margin whereas the leaflet for 'Jelly' has a medium to strong degree of waviness of margin. The flower bud of 'Donata' has an absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration whereas that of 'Jelly' has a high extent of anthocyanin colouration. The plants of 'Donata' have a high frequency of inflorescences whereas the plants of 'Jelly' have a low frequency of inflorescences.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: small to medium sized, spherical, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium sized in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse to sparse pubescence

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

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium sized outline, intermediate openness to open, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, medium to dark 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: large, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: absent or very weak degree of waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence present on blade at apical rosette

PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: high frequency per plant, medium to large
FLOWER BUD: absent or very 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 proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration

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

Origin & Breeding History: 'Donata' originated from a cross between L 96/739/677, as the female parent, and E 00/414/487, as the male parent, conducted in 2003 in Ebstorf, Lower Saxony, Germany. 'Donata' was selected in 2004 based on agronomic characteristics.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Donata' 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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Donata
Potato: 'Donata' (left) with reference variety 'Jelly' (right)

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