|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd.
120 Mt. Albert Road
Russell Genet, Christchurch, New Zealand
|Agent in Canada:||
Smart & Biggar LLP
P.O. Box 2999, Station D
55 Metcalfe Street, Suite 900
Tel: 613-232-2486 ex. 1279
Variety used for comparison: 'Challenger'
Summary: The lightsprout of 'Crop35' is small while that of 'Challenger' is medium in size. The anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout for 'Crop35' is a strong to very strong intensity with a high proportion of blue while the anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout for 'Challenger' is an absent or very weak to weak intensity with an absent or low proportion of blue. The tip of the lightsprout for 'Crop35' is a medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration with absent or very sparse to sparse pubesence while the tip of the lightsprout for 'Challenger' has an absent or very low intensity of anthocyanin colouration and a medium density of pubesence. At bud stage, the plants of 'Crop35' have an upright growth habit while those of 'Challenger have a semi-upright growth habit. The plants of 'Crop35' have a medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along the entire stem while those of 'Challenger' have an absent or very low to low extent of anthocyanin colouration at the base of the stem only. The anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla for 'Crop35' is a high extent of high intensity with a medium proportion of blue while it is an absent or very low extent of absent or very weak intensity and an absent or low porportion of blue for 'Challenger'.
LIGHTSPROUT: small, spherical shape, few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse to medium pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium size in relation to base, closed habit, medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, very sparse to sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is stem type where foliage is open and stems are clearly visible, upright growth habit, matures late season
STEM: medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem
LEAF: small to medium size outline, closed to intermediate openness, medium presence of secondary leaflets, light green upper side, low extent of weak to medium intensity anthocyanin colouration on upper side of midrib, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: small to medium size, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: medium waviness of margin, medium to deep veins, medium degree of glossiness on upper side, no pubescence on blade at apical rosette
PEDUNCLE: very low to low extent of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: medium frequency per plant, medium to large
FLOWER BUD: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium size
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): high extent and strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: short oval, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, absent or very weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Crop35' (experimental designation 1414-1) originated from the cross between 'Nadine', as the female parent, and 'V394', as the male parent, conducted at The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, in Lincoln, New Zealand, in 1997. The resulting seed was sown in 1998 and selected tubers field planted in 1999. Selections were made through 10 more vegetatively propagated generations before the variety identified as 1414-1 was selected in 2009 for its yield, tuber shape, size and skin finish.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Crop35' 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 per variety. Each row contained 70 plants spaced 0.3 metres apart with inter row spacing of 0.9 metres. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants, or 10 parts of plants, of each variety.
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Potato: 'Crop35' (left) with reference variety 'Challenger' (right)
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