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Zina Red


Denomination: 'Zina Red'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: IPR B.V.
P.O. Box 88
8500 AB
Breeder: R. P. Graveland, IPR B.V., Joure, 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: 17-9342
Grant of Rights Date: 2020-02-21
Certificate Number: 6149
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2040-02-21

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Canberra'

Summary: The intensity of anthocyanin colouration at the tip of the lightsprout of 'Zina Red' is strong whereas it is of medium intensity for 'Canberra'. 'Zina Red' has a high extent of anthocyanin colouration along the midrib of the upper side of the leaf while the extent is very high for 'Canberra'. The second pair of lateral leaflets are medium sized for 'Zina Red' while they are large for 'Canberra'. The plants of 'Zina Red' are taller than those of 'Canberra'. The corolla of 'Zina Red' is large whereas it is medium sized for 'Canberra'. On the inner side of the corolla, the intensity of the anthocyanin colouration is strong for 'Zina Red' whereas it is of medium intensity for 'Canberra'. The tuber of 'Zina Red' has a long oval shape whereas the tuber of 'Canberra' has an oval shape. The colour at the base of the tuber eye of 'Zina Red' is red whereas it is yellow for 'Canberra'.


LIGHTSPROUT: small to medium size, ovoid, few to medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, 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 to open, medium to strong presence of secondary leaflets, medium to dark green upper side, high extent and medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration of upper side of midrib, low to medium frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium size, leaflet is slightly narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak to medium waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, medium degree of glossiness on upper side, pubescence on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: long oval, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, red at base

Origin & Breeding History: 'Zina Red' (experimental designation STT 02-1664) originated from the cross between 'Symphonia', as the female parent, and 'Amorosa', as the male parent, conducted in 2001 at HZPC Research B.V., in Metslawier, The Netherlands. One of the progeny, designated as STT 02-1664, was identified in 2002 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 'Zina Red' 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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Zina Red
Potato: 'Zina Red' (left) with reference variety 'Canberra' (right)

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