|Botanical Name:||Vicia faba|
Hans-Georg Lembke KG
Dietmar Brauer, Norddeutsche Pflanzenzücht, Holtsee, Germany
|Agent in Canada:||
DL Seeds Inc.
P.O. Box 2499
25028 Road 17N
|Grant of Rights Date:||2012-06-06|
|Grant of Rights Termination Date:||2030-06-06|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Fatima' and 'Snowbird'
Summary: The leaflets of 'Tabasco' are shorter and narrower than those of 'Fatima' and longer than those of 'Snowbird'. The position of maximum width on the leaflets of 'Tabasco' is towards the base whereas it is positioned at the middle on the leaflets of both 'Fatima' and 'Snowbird'. There is no melanin spot on the wing of the flower of 'Tabasco' whereas there is a black melanin spot on the wing of 'Fatima'. The plants of 'Tabasco' are shorter than those of 'Fatima'. The pods of 'Tabasco' are longer than those of 'Fatima' and shorter than those of 'Snowbird'.
PLANT: indeterminate growth type, flowers and matures mid to late season
STEM: no anthocyanin colouration, medium number of nodes up to and including first flowering node
FOLIAGE: medium to dark green, maximum width of leaflets positioned towards base
FLOWER: melanin spot absent on wing, anthocyanin colouration absent on standard
POD: erect attitude, brown to black colour at maturity
SEED: grey beige colour of testa immediately after harvest
Origin & Breeding History: 'Tabasco' (experimental designation NPZ 4-7540) is the result of the cross 'Gloria' x 'Compass' conducted at Hohenleith, Germany in 2001. In 2002, 750 F2 plants were grown in a field plot and 100 tannin free elite plants were selected. In 2003, observation of single plant progenies were conducted at two locations with each selection bulk harvested. Years of line selection, replicated yield trials and multiplication followed. Selection criteria included strong seedling vigour, early flowering, early maturity, high seed yield, good protein content, high standing power and low tannin content.
Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Tabasco' were conducted at the DL Seeds Sunvalley Research Farm in Morden, Manitoba during the summers of 2009 and 2010. Plots consisted of 3 replicates/variety arranged in a RCB design with each replicate consisting of 6 rows, measuring 6.0 meters in length with a row spacing of 17 centimeters. Plots were spaced approximately 0.3 meters apart. Measured characteristics were based on 60 measurements per variety per year.
Comparison tables for 'Tabasco' with reference varieties 'Fatima' and 'Snowbird'
Leaflet length (cm)
Leaflet width (cm)
Flower length (cm)
Plant height (cm)
Pod length (mm)
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