SW Marquee


Denomination: 'SW Marquee'
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: 2004-12-10
Application Number: 04-4501
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-29
Certificate Number: 2898
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-30

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Majoret' and 'Carneval'

Summary: 'SW Marquee' has a longer vine length than 'Majoret'. The number of nodes in 'SW Marquee' is greater than 'Majoret' and 'Carneval'. 'SW Marquee' flowers slightly earlier than 'Majoret' and 'Carneval'. The pod of 'SW Marquee' is shorter than 'Majoret' and 'Carneval'. 'SW Marquee' has a weaker pod curvature than 'Majoret'. The pod of 'SW Marquee' has a blunt end while it is pointed in 'Majoret'. 'SW Marquee' has a yellow seed colour while it is green in 'Majoret'.


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, medium size, moderate flecking

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

POD: medium length and width, very 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: good lodging resistance, high yielding

QUALITY: above average protein content

DISEASE: resistant to powdery mildew (Erysiphe polygoni)

Origin & Breeding History: 'SW Marquee' whose experimental number is SW A 5122, was developed by Svalof Weibull AB, Svalov, Sweden. The original cross took place in 1996. 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 Marquee' with reference varieties 'Majoret' and 'Carneval'

Number of nodes (including first flowering node) at harvest

  'SW Marquee' 'Majoret' 'Carneval'
mean 21.0 19.2 19.7
std. deviation 2.57 3.06 3.09

Pod length (mm)

  'SW Marquee' 'Majoret' 'Carneval'
mean 63.1 71.7 72.0
std. deviation 5.99 5.80 4.44

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SW Marquee
Pea: 'SW Marquee' (bottom) with reference varieties 'Carneval' (top) and 'Majoret' (centre)

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