Faba bean

Denomination: 'Taifun'
Botanical Name: Vicia faba
Applicant/Holder: Norddeutsche Pflanzenzücht
Hans-Georg Lembke KG
Hohenlieth, D-24363
Agent in Canada: DL Seeds Inc.
P.O. Box 2499
25028 Road 17N
Morden, Manitoba
R6M 1C2
Tel: 204-331-3611
Application Date: 2011-07-11
Application Number: 11-7319
Grant of Rights Date: 2014-01-28
Certificate Number: 4702
Grant of Rights Termination Date: 2032-01-28

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Fatima' and 'Snowbird'

Summary: The flowers of 'Taifun' are shorter than those of 'Fatima'. There is no melanin spot on the wing of 'Taifun' whereas there is a black melanin spot on the wing of 'Fatima'. There is no anthocyanin colouration on the standard of 'Taifun' whereas 'Fatima' has a medium to large extent of anthocyanin colouration on the standard. The pod attitude of 'Taifun' is semi-erect whereas it is erect on 'Fatima' and 'Snowbird'. The pods of 'Taifun' are longer than those of both reference varieties.


PLANT: determinate growth type, flowers mid to late season, matures early to mid-season
FOLIAGE: medium green

FLOWER: melanin spot absent on wing, anthocyanin colouration absent on standard

POD: semi-erect attitude, brown black colour at maturity

SEED: beige colour of testa immediately after harvest

Origin & Breeding History: From 1998 to 2003, crosses and selection up to the F5 lines were conducted using the pedigree and single seed descent methods. In 2004, multi-locational performance tests of the F6 lines were carried out to select the best component lines for the synthetic production of 'Taifun' (tested as 'NPZ6-7530'). In 2005, 5 of the best component lines, NPZ3-7410, NPZ2-7540, NPZ2-7560, NPZ2-7510 and NPZ3-7401 were mechanically mixed and subsequently outcrossed with each synthetic generation grown (2006 and 2007). Replicated multi-locational yield trials were conducted in 2008. 'Taifun' was tested privately in Co-op trials in 2009 and in the Western Canada Canola/Rapeseed Recommending Committee Co-op Trials duirng the 2010 growing season.

Tests & Trials: The tests and trials for 'Taifun' were conducted at the DL Seeds Sun Valley Research Farm in Morden, Manitoba during the summers of 2010 and 2011. 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 a minimum of 46 measurements per variety per year.

Comparison tables for 'Taifun' with reference varieties 'Fatima' and 'Snowbird'

Flower length (cm)

  'Taifun' 'Fatima' 'Snowbird'
mean 2010 2.527 2.637 2.45
std. deviation 0.179 0.258 0.113
mean 2011 2.622 2.921 2.619
std. deviation 0.225 0.257 0.215

Pod length (cm)

  'Taifun' 'Fatima' 'Snowbird'
mean 2010 7.449 6.411 7.054
std. deviation 0.776 0.638 0.755
mean 2011 6.731 5.314 6.425
std. deviation 0.874 0.759 0.801
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