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Golden Globe

Potato

Denomination: 'Golden Globe'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH
Parkweg 4
D-18190, Sanitz
Gross Lüsewitz
Germany
Breeder: Wolfgang Walter, Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH, Gross Lüsewitz, Germany
Agent in Canada: Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
E3C 1E5
Canada
Tel: 506-462-9493
Application Date: 2018-09-10
Provisional Protection:: 2018-09-10
Application Number: 18-9605

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Yukon Gold'

Summary: The lightsprout of 'Golden Globe' is broad cylindrical in shape whereas the lightsprout of 'Yukon Gold' is spherical. The lightsprout tip for 'Golden Globe' is small in relation to the base whereas that of 'Yukon Gold' is medium sized in relation to the base. The lightsprout tip for 'Golden Globe' has an absent to very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration and an absent or very sparse to sparse pubescence whereas that of 'Yukon Gold' has weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration and dense pubescence. The leaf outline for 'Golden Globe' is medium sized whereas that of 'Yukon Gold' is large. The plants of 'Golden Globe' are shorter than the plants of 'Yukon Gold'. The colour at the base of the eye of the tuber of 'Golden Globe' is yellow whereas it is red for 'Yukon Gold'.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: medium sized, broad cylindrical, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small 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 stem type where foliage is open and stems are clearly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures mid-season

STEM: low to medium extent of anthocyanin colouration along entire stem

LEAF: medium sized outline, intermediate openness to open, weak to 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, absent or very low frequency of coalescence of terminal and lateral leaflets
SECOND PAIR OF LATERAL LEAFLETS: medium to large, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak degree of waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, medium to glossy on upper side, pubescence absent on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: short oval, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: yellow, weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light

Origin & Breeding History: 'Golden Globe' (experimental designation US 624-95) originated from a cross between 'Berber', as the female parent, and 2.6 720-86, as the male parent, conducted in 1993 at the NORIKA Nordring, Kartoffelzucht und Vermehruns GmBH breeding station in Gross Luesewitz, Germany. In 1994, the seed resulting from the cross was sown in the greenhouse. The resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field in 1995 in Gross Luesewitz, Germany. 'Golden Globe' was selected in 1995 based on negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and disease resistance.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Golden Globe' 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. Measurements were taken from 10 plants, or 10 parts of plants, of each variety. The mean difference was significant at the 5% probability level based on a paired Student's t-test.


Comparison table for 'Golden Globe' with reference variety 'Yukon Gold'

Plant height (cm)

  'Golden Globe' 'Yukon Gold'
mean 44.9 57.6
standard deviation 4.9 6.2

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Golden Globe
Potato: 'Golden Globe' (left) with reference variety 'Yukon Gold' (right)

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