|Botanical Name:||Solanum tuberosum|
Frito-Lay North America, Inc.
3A-391, 7701 Legacy Drive
United States of America
|Agent in Canada:||
PepsiCo Foods Canada
5550 Explorer Drive, 8th Floor
Variety used for comparison: 'FL2387'
Summary: The lightsprout tip for 'FL2512' is small in relation to the base with absent or very sparse pubescence whereas that of 'FL2387' is medium sized in relation to the base with a medium density of pubescence. The stem of 'FL2512' has an absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration whereas the stem of 'FL2387' has a low extent of anthocyanin colouration. The upper side of the midrib on the leaf of 'FL2512' has an absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration whereas that of 'FL2387' has a high extent of anthocyanin colouration. The second pair of lateral leaflets for 'FL2512' are large whereas those of 'FL2387' are medium sized.
LIGHTSPROUT: medium sized, ovoid, medium to many root tips, short lateral shoots
LIGHTSPROUT BASE: strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration, sparse pubescence
LIGHTSPROUT TIP: small in relation to base, closed habit, strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, absent or very sparse pubescence
PLANT: foliage structure is intermediate type where foliage is half open and stems are partly visible, semi-upright growth habit, matures mid to late in the season
STEM: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
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: large, leaflet is narrower than long
LEAFLET: weak to medium degree of waviness of margin, shallow to medium depth of veins, medium glossiness on upper side, pubescence absent on blade at apical rosette
PEDUNCLE: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
INFLORESCENCE: medium to high frequency per plant, medium sized
FLOWER BUD: absent or very low extent of anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA (INNER SIDE): high extent and medium to strong intensity of anthocyanin colouration, high proportion of blue in anthocyanin colouration
TUBER: round to short oval, white flesh
TUBER EYE: medium depth, yellow at base
TUBER SKIN: light beige, absent or very weak to weak anthocyanin colouration of skin in reaction to light
Origin & Breeding History: 'FL2512' originated from a cross between 'FL2221', as the female parent, and 'FL2215', as the male parent, conducted in 2011 at the Frito-Lay Ag Research and Development facility in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, USA. Seeds from the cross were sown in a greenhouse in the spring of 2011. The resulting tubers were harvested and planted in the field in 2012. 'FL2512' was selected in 2012 based on agronomic characteristics, disease resistance, and fry colour from storage.
Tests & Trials: The comparative trial for 'FL2512' 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: 'FL2512' (left) with reference variety 'FL2387' (right)
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