Patents Assigned to Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
  • Patent number: PP33451
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of strawberry (Fragaria X ananassa), which originated from seed produced by a hand-pollinated cross between ‘FL 13.27-142’ and ‘FL 12.90-53’. The new strawberry, named ‘FL 16.30-128’, can be distinguished at least by its exceptional conical fruit shape; exceptional sweetness and flavor; and high soluble solids content when grown in West Central Florida or other regions that have a climate similar to that of West Central Florida.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: Vance M. Whitaker
  • Patent number: PP33477
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of strawberry (Fragaria X ananassa), which originated from seed produced by a hand-pollinated cross between ‘FL 12.90-53’ and ‘FL 14.29-62’. The new strawberry, named ‘FL 16.78-109’, can be distinguished at least by its white internal fruit color when fully ripe; white to light pink external fruit color when fully ripe; consistent conical shape; and low acid content when grown in West Central Florida or other regions that have a climate similar to that of West Central Florida.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: Vance M. Whitaker
  • Patent number: PP33533
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Plectranthus scutellarioides (coleus) named ‘UF18-97-2’, selected for its excellent vigor, lateral branching, uniform overall habit, and intense crimson color in sun and shade. The new coleus cultivar ‘UF18-97-2’ was selected because it has superb vigor with brilliant crimson colored leaves with well-defined chartreuse margins. It does not produce flowers, so leaf abscission is minimized late in the landscape season. What makes it a rare red foliage genotype is that it is extremely vigorous and can easily grow three feet tall and five feet wide in the landscape while maintaining intense deep red color in both sun and shade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Clark
  • Patent number: PP33540
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Plectranthus scutellarioides (coleus) named ‘UF15-11-3’, selected because it has a combination of desirable traits not often found in our program. It has orange and chartreuse foliage with superior stability in both sun and shade. The lanced shape of the foliage is extremely uniform across the plant throughout development. It has excellent lateral branching, thus providing ample vegetative propagules for producers. It has a vigorous spreading habit, growing more horizontal than vertical, which allows it to fill space with vibrant color very quickly in summer gardens. It has superior stability in foliage color in both sun and shade conditions, maintaining stable color in all conditions. ‘UF15-11-3’ has not been observed to produce flowers in any trial we have conducted to date, so it has long season performance as an annual plant in the landscape until late Fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Clark
  • Patent number: PP33802
    Abstract: ‘Colossus’ is a new and distinct southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) variety distinguished at least by a low chilling requirement, vigorous, semi-bushy to semi-upright growth habit, good field disease resistance, and large, firm fruit that are sweet with a touch of acidity and exhibit small, dry picking scars and are suitable for mechanical harvest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Lyrene, James W. Olmstead
  • Patent number: PP33896
    Abstract: ‘Sentinel’ is a new and distinct southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) variety distinguished at least by a low chilling requirement, vigorous, semi-upright to spreading growth habit, high early yield, good field disease resistance, and large fruit that are sweet and exhibit small, dry picking scars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: FLORIDA FOUNDATION SEED PRODUCERS, INC.
    Inventors: Paul M. Lyrene, James W. Olmstead
  • Patent number: PP34005
    Abstract: ‘UF17-109-9’ is a new Coleus plant, selected because it has a highly desirable combination of traits. It has intense pink, maroon, and lime green color patterns that are distinct and consistent for all leaves of the plant. The novel leaves have superior color stability in both sun and shade conditions, and it has a spreading and compact form and mounded habit. The leaf shape of ‘UF17-109-9’ is highly elongated compared to most Coleus, and the leaf shape is extremely uniform across the plant throughout development. It has excellent lateral branching, thus providing ample vegetative propagules for producers. Because of its uniformity through all stages of production and consistent landscape performance, it has long season performance as an annual plant in the landscape until the first signs of frost in late Fall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Clark
  • Patent number: PP34008
    Abstract: A new and distinct variety of strawberry (Fragaria X ananassa), which originated from seed produced by a hand-pollinated cross between ‘FL 14.76-75’ and ‘Florida Beauty’. The new strawberry, named ‘FL 17.15-86’, can be distinguished at least by its consistently well-shaped conical fruit; even medium-red fruit color; and fruit with intense flavor due to both high soluble solids content and high titratable acidity when grown in West Central Florida or other regions that have a climate similar to that of West Central Florida.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: FLORIDA FOUNDATION SEED PRODUCERS, INC.
    Inventor: Vance M. Whitaker
  • Patent number: PP34041
    Abstract: ‘UF17-52-25’ is a new Coleus plant, selected for having a combination of desirable traits that make it well-suited for good performance as an annual plant in the summer landscape. ‘UF17-52-25’ has foliage that is consistent burnt orange with pink mid-veins (in older leaves), surrounded by well-defined light green leaf margins and leaf undersides. This combination of colors and patterns makes it eye-catching. ‘UF17-52-25’ is exceptional because it maintains these colors in a broad range of environmental conditions, and it has received superior ratings in both our sun and shade trials. It is upright in growth habit, but it is more highly branched and uniform in shape than most ruffled-leaf-type plants that have been produced to date. This allows the plant to have high utility for use in any part of the garden landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Clark
  • Patent number: PP34042
    Abstract: ‘UF17-52-13’ is a new Coleus plant, selected because it has a highly desirable combination of novel traits. It has leaves colored dark maroon with chartreuse margins and with superior stability in both sun and shade. The highly lobed shape of the large leaves is extremely uniform across the plant throughout development, and the leaves are larger than most plants of this leaf type. It has excellent lateral branching, thus providing ample vegetative propagules for producers. It has a vigorous spreading form, growing more horizontal than vertical, which allows it to fill space with vibrant color very quickly in summer gardens. This plant has not been observed to produce flowers in any trial to date, thus it is desirable for long-season performance in the landscape. This trait is particularly valuable for large-scale commercial landscape plantings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Clark
  • Patent number: PP34066
    Abstract: ‘UF18-62-10’ is a new Coleus plant, selected for having novel leaf shape and color patterning, combined with excellent color stability and field performance. It is a vigorous well-branched plant with a compact form, with highly lobed leaves having upper surfaces colored magenta-pink with well-defined chartreuse margins and lower surfaces colored light yellow. ‘UF18-62-10’ has consistent vigor, making it a plant suitable for efficient production in both small and large containers for retail markets. It is a no-flowering genotype and performs well in both sun and shade, maintaining good consistent color and habit late into the summer garden season.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Clark
  • Patent number: PP34188
    Abstract: A new and distinct hybrid cultivar of finger lime plant named ‘UF RedLime’, characterized by precocious bearing trees containing intense red-colored, cylindrical-shaped fruits with a blunt protuberance on both ends and dark red ovoid to pyriform juice vesicles that detach easily from the locules. ‘UF RedLime’ produces annual crops of well-colored dark red fruit that do not require prolonged cold induction to express anthocyanin both internally and externally under Central Florida conditions. Both the rind and juice vesicles have enhanced anthocyanin accumulation. Additionally, the rind of ‘UF RedLime’ contains oil glands, and pleasantly fragrant oil can be released during cutting, especially with recently harvested fruit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: Manjul Dutt
  • Patent number: PP34352
    Abstract: ‘FAES1307’ is a new and distinct zoysiagrass (Zoysia japonica Steud.) variety distinguished at least by its smooth leaf texture with occasional fine hairs on the upper surface, high turfgrass quality, good drought tolerance, improved winter turfgrass color retention, and low incidence of large patch disease caused by Rhizoctonia solani anastomosis group 2-2 LP. Compared to its parents and commercial checks, ‘FAES1307’ has a shorter canopy height and is a more prolific producer of stolons. It tends to have shorter leave lengths and moderate leaf widths. Its flag leaf height is similar to its female parent, ‘FAES 5309-12’ while its flag leaf width is similar to its male parent, ‘BA 123’. The seed head heights of ‘FAES1307’ are shorter and consistent with the height of its female parent, ‘TAES 5309-12’. ‘FAES1307’ and its parents have narrower raceme widths; and shorter raceme lengths compared to to ‘Meyer’ and ‘SS-500’.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: FLORIDA FOUNDATION SEED PRODUCERS, INC
    Inventor: Kevin E. Kenworthy
  • Patent number: PP34493
    Abstract: A new and distinct hybrid cultivar of finger lime plant named ‘UF SunLime’, characterized by precocious bearing trees containing intense red-colored, cylindrical-shaped fruits with a blunt protuberance on both ends and dark red ovoid to pyriform juice vesicles that detach easily from the locules. ‘UF SunLime’ produces annual crops of well-colored deep red fruit that do not require prolonged cold induction to express anthocyanin both internally and externally under Central Florida conditions. Both the rind and juice vesicles have enhanced anthocyanin accumulation. Additionally, the rind of ‘UP SunLime’ contains oil glands, and pleasantly fragrant oil can be released during cutting, especially with recently harvested fruit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: Manjul Dutt
  • Patent number: PP34596
    Abstract: ‘FL11-137’ is a new and distinct southern highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) variety distinguished at least by a low chilling requirement, vigorous, upright growth habit, high early yield, good field disease resistance, and large fruit that are sweet and exhibit medium size, dry picking scars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. Lyrene, James W. Olmstead
  • Patent number: PP34721
    Abstract: A new and distinct sweet orange clone ‘OLL-20’ has been developed from an unstable sweet orange selection designated as ‘OLL’, using tissue culture techniques. Undeveloped ovules from fruit of selection ‘OLL’ were cultured in vitro to generate an embryogenic callus, from which multiple independent clones were regenerated via somatic embryogenesis. Regenerated plantlets (somaclones) were grafted to UFR rootstocks and grown in the field for evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jude W. Grosser
  • Patent number: PP34771
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of peach tree plant named ‘UFSol’. This new cultivar has a low winter chilling requirement estimated at 200 chill units (cu). The tree is medium size, moderately vigorous, and semi-spreading in growth habit. It bears showy, light pink flowers, and leaves have reniform glands. Trees of ‘UFSol’ are self-fertile and regularly bear heavy annual crops of early season fruit that are of large size for its ripening season. Fruit are uniformly firm and yellow with non-melting, clingstone flesh. Fruit are nearly slightly oval, and uniform with a substantially symmetrical shape, have an attractive golden yellow skin. The fruit of ‘UFSol’ ripen in approximately the third week in April in Gainesville, Fla.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose X. Chaparro
  • Patent number: PP34792
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of peach tree plant named ‘UFRuby’. This new cultivar has a moderate winter chilling requirement estimated at 200 chill units (cu). The tree is medium size, moderately vigorous, and semi-spreading in growth habit. It bears showy, pink flowers, and leaves have reniform glands. Trees of ‘UFRuby’ are self-fertile and regularly bear heavy annual crops of early season fruit that are of medium size (approximately 118 g) for its ripening season. Fruit are clingstone, uniformly firm with non-melting white and smooth-textured flesh. Fruit are nearly round, and uniform with a substantially symmetrical shape, have an attractive 60%-70% red skin, ripen evenly, and are of high eating quality. The fruit of ‘UFRuby’ usually ripen in late April in Gainesville, Fla.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose X. Chaparro
  • Patent number: PP34848
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides) plant named ‘UF18-51-6’, selected for having a combination of desirable traits that make it well-suited for good performance as an annual plant in the summer landscape. ‘UF18-51-6’ has large leaves that are predominantly deep purple, with contrasting pink centers, and well-defined yellow green leaf margins. ‘UF18-51-6’ maintains these colors in a broad range of environmental conditions, and it has received superior ratings in both sun and shade trials. It is upright and compact in habit, but it is highly branched and uniform in shape, and grows wider than it does tall. This allows the plant to have high utility for use in any part of the garden landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Clark
  • Patent number: PP34899
    Abstract: A new and distinct cultivar of Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides) plant named ‘UF19-79-2’ is a new Coleus plant, selected for having a combination of desirable traits that make it well-suited for good performance as an annual plant in the summer landscape. ‘UF19-79-2’ has foliage that is consistently dark red in color across the plant in both sun and shade trial conditions. ‘UF19-79-2’ is exceptional because it has an extremely vigorous upright and spreading habit, which is not typical of most predominantly red leaf colored Coleus plants. It is upright and spreading in habit, but it is more highly branched and uniform in shape than most dark red Coleus plants that have been produced to date. Since red foliage is one of the most popular consumer choices for garden plants, ‘UF19-79-2’ should have high utility for use in any part of the garden landscape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Florida Foundation Seed Producers, Inc.
    Inventor: David G. Clark