|Previously Proposed Denomination:||'SW A 6154'|
|Botanical Name:||Pisum sativum|
Lantmännen SW Seed AB
Lantmännen SW Seed AB, Svalöv, Sweden
|Agent in Canada:||
Lantmännen SW Seed Ltd.
510 Blackthorn Crescent
|Grant of Rights Date:||2007-08-29|
|Date rights surrendered:||2008-10-01|
Varieties used for comparison: 'Nitouche' and 'Carneval'
Summary: 'SW Sergeant' has a slightly longer vine than 'Nitouche'. The pod of 'SW Sergeant' is longer than 'Nitouche'. 'SW Sergeant' has a green seed colour while it is yellow in 'Carneval'. 'SW Sergeant' has better powdery mildew resistance than 'Nitouche' and 'Carneval'.
PLANT: stem fasciation absent, green, no anthocyanin colouration, semi-leafless, flowers mid season, early maturity
STEM: long vine length
STIPULE: normal, absence of rabbit eared, green, waxy, medium size, medium flecking
FLOWERS: white, small to medium size, one to two per node
POD: medium to long length, medium width, very weak concave curvature, blunt distal part, green, parchment present, medium number of ovules, immature seeds light green
SEED: simple starch grain, green, 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 Sergeant' whose experimental number is SW A 6154, 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 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 table for 'SW Sergeant' with reference varieties 'Nitouche' and 'Carneval'
Pod length (mm)
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