SW Carousel


Denomination: 'SW Carousel'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'SW Carrousel'
Botanical Name: Pisum sativum
Applicant/Holder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB
Onsjövägen 13
SE-268 81
Breeder: Lantmännen SW Seed AB, Svalöv, Sweden
Agent in Canada: Lantmännen SW Seed Ltd.
510 Blackthorn Crescent
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7V 1A8
Tel: 306-955-9620
Application Date: 2004-05-03
Application Number: 04-4183
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-10-03
Certificate Number: 2947
Date rights surrendered: 2010-11-01

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Carneval'

Summary: 'SW Carousel' flowers slightly earlier than 'Carneval'. The pod of 'SW Carousel' is smaller than 'Carneval'. 'SW Carousel' has a stronger curvature of the pod than 'Carneval'. 'SW Carousel' has better powdery mildew resistance than 'Carneval'.


PLANT: stem fasciation absent, green, no anthocyanin colouration, semi-leafless, flowers early to mid season, very early maturity

STEM: medium vine length

STIPULE: normal, absence of rabbit eared, green, waxy, small to medium size, sparse flecking

FLOWERS: white, small to medium size, one to two per node

POD: medium length and width, weak concave curvature, blunt distal part, green, parchment present, medium number of ovules, light green immature seeds
SEED: simple starch grain, yellow, round shape, smooth, small to medium size

AGRONOMY: strong lodging resistance, high yielding

QUALITY: below average protein content

DISEASE: resistant to powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni)

Origin & Breeding History: 'SW Carousel' whose experimental number is SW 995848, was developed by Svalof Weibull AB, Svalov, Sweden. The original cross took place in 1995. A pedigree breeding method was used. The variety originates from a single plant selection in the F5 generation. Selection criteria included yield, semi-leafless trait, stalk stiffness, seed colour and early maturity.

Tests & Trials: Trials were conducted in the summers of 2004 and 2006 in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan. Plots consisted of 8 rows spaced 15 cm apart with a row length of 6 metres. There were 2 replicates arranged in a RCB design.

Comparison tables for 'SW Carousel' with reference variety 'Carneval'

Pod length (mm)

  'SW Carousel' 'Carneval'
mean 67.6 72.0
std. deviation 6.27 4.44

Pod width (mm)

  'SW Carousel' 'Carneval'
mean 12.8 13.5
std. deviation 1.18 0.99

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SW Carousel
Pea: 'SW Carousel' (bottom) with reference variety 'Carneval' (top)

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