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Pee Wee Russet

Potato

Denomination: 'Pee Wee Russet'
Botanical Name: Solanum tuberosum
Applicant/Holder: IPR B.V.
P.O. Box 88
8500 AB
Joure
Netherlands
Breeder: IPR B.V., Joure, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: HZPC-Americas Corp.
19 Regis Duffy Drive
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1E 0K5
Canada
Tel: 902-892-2004
Application Date: 2019-01-08
Provisional Protection:: 2019-01-08
Application Number: 19-9702

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Innovator'

Summary: The base of the lightsprout of 'Pee Wee Russet' has a medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas that of 'Innovator' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The lightsprout tip of 'Pee Wee Russet' is medium sized in relation to the base with a medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas that of 'Innovator' is small in relation to the base with an absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The leaflet of 'Pee Wee Russet' has a medium degree of waviness of margin whereas that of 'Innovator' has a strong degree of waviness of margin. The plants of 'Pee Wee Russet' have a medium frequency of inflorescences whereas the plants of 'Innovator' have a high frequency of inflorescences. The corolla of 'Pee Wee Russet' is large with a weak to medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration on the inner side whereas the corolla of 'Innovator' is medium sized with an absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration.

Description:

LIGHTSPROUT: medium sized, conical, medium number of root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or low proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium to dense pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium sized in relation to base, closed habit, medium intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse to sparse pubescence

PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures late in the season

STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration

LEAF: medium sized outline, open, weak presence of secondary leaflets, light to 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 sized, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: medium degree of waviness of margin, medium depth of veins, dull on upper side, pubescence absent on blade at apical rosette

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

TUBER: long oval, light yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: very shallow, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: reddish brown

Origin & Breeding History: 'Pee Wee Russet' originated from a cross between HEO 98-1620, as the female parent, and HEO 96-176, as the male parent, conducted in 2004 at the HZPC Research B.V. in Metslawier, Netherlands. 'Pee Wee Russet' was selected from the resulting F1 in 2005, based on yield, internal and external tuber quality, and disease resistance.

Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Pee Wee Russet' 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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Pee Wee Russet
Potato: 'Pee Wee Russet' (left) with reference variety 'Innovator' (right)

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