|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH
Norika Nordring Kartoffelzucht und Vermehrungs GmbH, Gross Lüsewitz, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
Global Agri Services Inc.
376 New Maryland Highway
New Maryland, New Brunswick
Variety used for comparison: 'Musica'
Summary: The lightsprout of 'Beo' is spherical in shape whereas the lightsprout of 'Musica' is ovoid. The base of the lightsprout of 'Beo' has a weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration whereas that of 'Musica' has a strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration. The foliage structure of 'Beo' is leaf type where the foliage is closed and the stems are not or hardly visible whereas the foliage structure for 'Musica' is intermediate type where the foliage is half open and the stems are partly visible. The leaflet of 'Beo' has a medium degree of waviness of margin whereas that of 'Musica' has a weak degree of waviness of margin.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium sized, spherical, very few to few root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, medium proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, medium density of pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: medium sized in relation to base, closed habit, absent or very weak intensity of anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is leaf type where foliage is closed and stems are not or hardly visible, semi-upright to spreading growth habit, matures mid to late in the season
STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
LEAF: medium sized outline, intermediate openness, weak to medium 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 to large, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: medium degree of waviness of margin, shallow veins, dull to medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence absent on blade at apical rosette
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: low frequency per plant, small
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: medium sized
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: short oval, medium yellow flesh
TUBER EYE: shallow to medium depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: light beige, absent or very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'Beo' (experimental designation 1000 101-05) originated from a cross between 'Pirol', as the female parent, and 'Kiwi', as the male parent, conducted in 2004 in Gross Luesewitz, Germany. In 2005, the seed resulting from the cross was sown in the greenhouse. The resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field in 2006 in Gross Luesewitz, Germany. 'Beo' was selected in 2011 based on negative mass selection for agronomic characteristics and disease resistance.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'Beo' 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: 'Beo' (left) with reference variety 'Musica' (right)
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