|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
P.O. Box 88
R. P. Graveland, IPR B.V., Joure, Netherlands
|Agent in Canada:||
19 Regis Duffy Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Variety used for comparison: 'Smart'
Summary: The base of the lightsprout of 'Maggie' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration with an absent to low proportion of blue whereas the base of the lightsprout of 'Smart' has a very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration with a high proportion of blue. The base of the lightsprout for 'Maggie' has dense pubescence whereas that of 'Smart' has sparse pubescence. The lightsprout tip of 'Maggie' has an absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas the lightsprout tip of 'Smart' has a very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The leaflet of 'Maggie' has deep veins whereas that of 'Smart' has shallow to medium depth of veins.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium sized, ovoid, many root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent to low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak to weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent 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, medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium green upper side, absent or very low extent and absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration on upper side of midrib, low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: large, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak degree of waviness of margin, deep veins, medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence absent on blade at apical rosette
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: absent or very low to low frequency per plant, small
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium to large
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: round to short oval, medium to dark yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Maggie' originated from a cross between 'Agata', as the female parent, and VDZ 00-343, as the male parent, conducted in 2006 at the HZPC Research B.V. in Metslawier, Netherlands. 'Maggie' was selected from the resulting F1 in 2007, based on yield, internal and external tuber quality, and disease resistance.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Maggie' 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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Potato: 'Maggie' (left) with reference variety 'Smart' (right)
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