PNL Volume 19 1987 VARIETAL RELEASES
Five Pea Cultivars Licensed in Canada
Five new dry yellow pea cultivars have been licensed in
Canada recently. 'Tipu' and 'Titan' were developed by Dr. S. T.
Ali-Khan, Agriculture Canada, Morden, Manitoba. Tipu is a.semi-
leafless backcross derivative of 'Century' and is similar to Cen-
tury in other respects. The 1000-seed weight of Titan is slightly
higher than for Century and it has a 9% yield advantage over Cen-
Two pea cultivars from Svalof have been licensed also.
'Victoria' was licensed in 1984. The 1000-seed weight of Victoria
is intermediate between Century and the small-seeded cultivar
'Trapper' and it has an 8% yield advantage over Century.
'Fortune' was licensed in 1986. It has a 1000-seed weight similar
to Victoria -and a 14% yield advantage over Century. Canadian
rights to these two Svalof cultivars are shared by United Grain
Growers, Winnipeg, Manitoba, and Newfield Seeds, Nipawin, Sas-
The cultivar 'Bellevue' was developed at the Crop Development
Centre, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, by
Dr. A. E. Slinkard. It has a 1000-seed weight similar to Victoria
and Fortune with a 15% yield advantage over Century. It is about
six days later maturing than Century, but with a shorter vine due
to the presence of the l_e_ gene for reduced internode length.
Bellevue has a tougher seed coat than other cultivars and this
will result in reduced splitting losses during harvesting and pro-
Certified seed of Tipu and Victoria will be available for
1987 planting, and the others should be available for 1988 plan-
NEW CULTIVARS - DRY PEAS
'ELEKTRON'. Registered in 1986. Bred from cross of [('Porta' x
'Hadmefslebener Grune') x ('Dik 1 mm' x 'Hylgro')] at Wiatrowo in
cooperation with breeders trom Czechoslovakia. Medium length
stem, about 65 <m. Improved resistance to lodging. White
flowers. Seeds smooth, yellow, TGW-260-270 g. Seed yield is the
highest among PoLish cultivars, on par with 'Belinda' (Cebeco).
Protein content 22-21%.
'PERKUN'. Registered in 1986. Bred from cross 'Finale' x 'Porta'
at Wiatrowo. Dwarf stem (55 cm). White flowers. Smooth, yellow
seeds, 270 g/TGW. High seed yield. Protein content averaging
W. Swiecicki and W. K. Swiecicki
Plant Breeding Station
Wiatrowo, 62-100 Wagrowiec, Poland