|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: 'Waneta'
Summary: The lightsprout of 'Crop39' is small to medium in size while that of 'Waneta' is very small to small. The anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout for 'Crop39' has a strong to very strong intensity with a high proportion of blue while the anthocyanin colouration at the base of the lightsprout for 'Waneta' has a weak to medium intensity with an absent or low proportion of blue. The pubesence at the base of the lightsprout is a medium density for 'Crop39' while it is dense for 'Waneta'. The tip of the lightsprout for 'Crop39' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration while that of 'Waneta' has a medium intensity. The lightsprout of 'Crop39' has many root tips while that of 'Waneta' has a medium number of root tips. At flowering, the plants of 'Crop39'are shorter than those of 'Waneta'. The anthocyanin colouration on the inner side of the corolla for 'Crop39' is a high extent of medium to strong intensity with a high 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 'Waneta'.
LIGHTSPROUT: small to medium size, ovoid in shape, many root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong to very strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium pubescence density
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence
PLANT: intermediate type foliage structure where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures mid to late in season
STEM: low extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem
LEAF: medium size outline, intermediate openness, weak to medium presence of secondary leaflets, medium to dark green upper side, low extent of weak 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: medium size, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: strong waviness of margin, deep veins, medium to glossy upper side, pubescence present on blade at apical rosette
PEDUNCLE: low extent of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: low to medium frequency per plant, medium size
FLOWER BUD: very low to low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium to large
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): high extent of medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: short oval, cream coloured flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Crop39' (experimental designation 4353-3) originated from the cross between the variety 'Summer Delight', as the female parent, and the variety 'Coliban', as the male parent. The cross was conducted in 2000 at The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited, in Lincoln, New Zealand. The resulting seed was sown in the 2000-2001 growing season and the selected tubers were field planted in 2001. Selections were made through 10 more vegetatively propagated generations before the variety identified as 4353-3 was selected in 2013 for its yield; tuber shape, size and skin finish.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Crop39' 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. Mean differences were significant at the 5% probability level based on a Student`s t-test.
Comparison table for 'Crop39' with reference variety 'Waneta'
Plant height (cm)
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Potato: 'Crop39' (left) with reference variety 'Waneta' (right)
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