Submitted to: HortScience
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/24/1999
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Fery, R.L. 1999. 'petite-n-green': a green cotyledon, pinkeye-type southernpea. Hortscience. 34(5):828. Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: The USDA has released a small-seeded, full season, large vined, pinkeye-type southernpea cultivar that exhibits the green cotyledon trait. The new cultivar, Petite-N-Green, produces excellent yields of small, delicate peas that can be harvested at the dry stage of maturity without loss of the pea's fresh green color. 'Petite-N-Green' originated as a bulk of an F9 ('Coronet' x 'Bettergreen') population grown in 1994. 'Petite-N-Green' is homozygous for the gc gene that conditions the green cotyledon trait. A unique combination of plant habit, maturity, and seed traits should make 'Petite-N-Green' more appealing to home gardeners than the pinkeye-type, green cotyledon cultivar Charleston Greenpack. 'Petite-N-Green' has a more procumbent vine than 'Charleston Greenpack'; it also produces pods four to seven days later and its peas are 11.5% to 20.5% smaller. Fresh peas are ovate to kidney shaped and have a pink eye. Results of replicated spring and summer field tests conducted during 1996 and 1997 indicate that 'Petite-N-Green' yields are comparable to 'Charleston Greenpack' yields.