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Denomination: 'Vicky'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: IPR B.V.
P.O. Box 88
8500 AB
Breeder: R. P. Graveland, IPR B.V., Joure, Netherlands
Folkert Pieter van der Zee, Kloosterburen, Netherlands
Pieter Johannus van der Zee, van der Zee, Pieter, Dokkum, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: HZPC-Americas Corp.
19 Regis Duffy Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1E 0K5
Tel: 902-892-2004
Application Date: 2017-12-01
Provisional Protection:: 2017-12-01
Application Number: 17-9340
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-02-21
Certificate Number: 6148
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-02-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Fenway Red'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Vicky' is small and has an ovoid shape whereas that of 'Fenway Red' is large and has a broad cylindrical shape. The pubescence on the lightsprout of 'Vicky' is sparse to medium at the base and absent or very sparse to sparse at the tip whereas the pubescence is medium to dense at the base and tip of the lightsprout of 'Fenway Red'. The extent of anthocyanin colouration is high along the entire stem of 'Vicky' whereas it is of medium extent only halfway up the stem of 'Fenway Red'. The presence of secondary leaflets on the leaves of 'Vicky' is strong whereas it is weak to medium for 'Fenway Red'. 'Vicky' has a very high extent of anthocyanin colouration along the midrib of the upper side of the leaf whereas it is low for 'Fenway Red'. The second pair of lateral leaflets are medium sized in 'Vicky' whereas they are large for 'Fenway Red'. 'Vicky' has a medium to large inflorescence while it is small to medium sized for 'Fenway Red'. On the inner side of the corolla, the extent of the anthocyanin colouration is strong for 'Vicky' whereas it is very high for 'Fenway Red'. The tuber of 'Vicky' has a short oval shape whereas that of 'Fenway Red' is round.


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

STEM: high extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: medium to large outline, intermediate openness, strong presence of secondary leaflets, medium green upper side, very high extent and strong 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 as broad as long
LEAFLET: absent or very weak waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, dull to medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: short oval, white flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow depth, red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Vicky' (experimental designation VDZ 06-264) originated from the cross between 'Mozart', as the female parent, and VDZ 98-117, as the male parent, conducted in 2005 at HZPC Research B.V., in Metslawier, The Netherlands. One of the progeny, designated as VDZ 06-264, was identified in 2006 and subsequently tested in The Netherlands and other locations abroad. Selection criteria was based on yield, internal and external quality as well as disease and insect resistance.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Vicky' 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.

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Potato: 'Vicky' (left) with reference variety 'Fenway Red' (right)

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