SW Cartier


Denomination: 'SW Cartier'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'SW A 5130'
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: 2004-06-17
Application Number: 04-4233
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-29
Certificate Number: 2897
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-30

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'CDC Mozart' and 'Carneval'

Summary: 'SW Cartier' has a slightly longer vine length than 'CDC Mozart'. 'SW Cartier' has a greater number of nodes than 'CDC Mozart'. The stipule of 'SW Cartier' is narrower than 'CDC Mozart'. 'SW Cartier' has a shorter pod than 'Carneval' and slightly longer than 'CDC Mozart'. The number of ovules of 'SW Cartier' is greater than 'CDC Mozart'. 'SW Cartier' has better powdery mildew resistance than 'Carneval'.


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

STEM: long vine length

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

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

POD: short to medium length, medium width, very weak to 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: average protein content

DISEASE: resistant to powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni)

Origin & Breeding History: 'SW Cartier' whose experimental number is SW A 5130, was developed by Svalof Weibull AB, Svalov, Sweden. The original cross took place in 1997. A pedigree breeding method was used. The variety originates from a single plant selection in the F4 generation. Selection criteria included yield, semi-leafless trait, stalk stiffness, seed colour, powdery mildew resistance 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 Cartier' with reference varieties 'CDC Mozart' and 'Carneval'

Number of nodes (including first flowering node) at harvest

  'SW Cartier' 'CDC Mozart' 'Carneval'
mean 20.2 18.3 19.7
std. deviation 2.61 3.20 3.09

Stipule width (mm)

  'SW Cartier' 'CDC Mozart' 'Carneval'
mean 25.4 30.3 26.6
std. deviation 4.75 5.27 9.60

Pod length (mm)

  'SW Cartier' 'CDC Mozart' 'Carneval'
mean 65.5 63.0 72.0
std. deviation 5.13 4.76 4.44

Number of ovules

  'SW Cartier' 'CDC Mozart' 'Carneval'
mean 7.8 6.6 7.5
std. deviation 0.82 0.96 0.82

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SW Cartier
Pea: 'SW Cartier' (top) with reference variety 'CDC Mozart' (bottom)

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

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