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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Notice of Release of WhiteAcre-DG, a Small-seeded, Cream-type Southernpea with an Enhanced Persistent Green Seed Phenotype

Author
item Fery, Richard

Submitted to: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: January 29, 2008
Publication Date: January 29, 2008
Citation: Fery, R.L. 2008. Notice of Release of WhiteAcre-DG, a Small-seeded, Cream-type Southernpea with an Enhanced Persistent Green Seed Phenotype. USDA, Agricultural Research Service, Cultivar Release. January 29, 2008.

Technical Abstract: The USDA has developed a high yielding, small-seeded, cream-type southernpea cultivar that has a persistent green seed phenotype conditioned by both the green cotyledon gene (gc) and the green testa gene (gt). The new cultivar, named WhiteAcre-DG, can be harvested at the dry-pod stage of maturity without loss of the pea’s fresh green color. It was developed as a replacement White Acre. WhiteAcre-DG was developed using a pedigree breeding procedure that utilized White Acre (WA), Mississippi Silver (MS), Freezegreen (FG), and Bettergreen (BG) as parental lines. WhiteAcre-DG originated as a bulk of an F10 [F5 {((MS x WA) x WA) x F4 (WA x FG)} x F7 {WA X BG}] population grown in 2001. White Acre was utilized in four of the crosses. WhiteAcre-DG plants are similar in appearance to White Acre plants. A typical dry pod is fairly straight, 13 to 14 cm long, and contains 15 to 16 peas. Fresh WhiteAcre-DG peas exhibit a ovate to globose shape, similar to white Acre peas. The dry peas have a smooth seed coat, and are smaller than those of White Acre (6.7 grams vs. 8.6 grams per 100 peas, respectively). The results of five replicated field tests conducted over a three year period (2005 through 2007) at Charleston, SC, indicate that WhiteAcre-DG and White Acre yields are comparable. WhiteAcre-DG is recommended for use by the frozen food industry.

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