Denomination: 'Noble'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'Cebeco 4149'
Botanical Name: Pisum sativum
Applicant/Holder: Limagrain Nederland B.V.
P.O. 1
NL-4410 AA
Breeder: Innoseeds B.V., Vlijmen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: FP Genetics Inc.
426 McDonald Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4N 6E1
Tel: 306-791-1045 x.223
Application Date: 2005-03-23
Application Number: 05-4642
Grant of Rights Date: 2007-08-21
Certificate Number: 2878
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-28

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Eclipse'

Summary: 'Noble' is a semi-leafless, yellow cotyledon, field pea variety which has taller plants than 'Eclipse'. The petiole of 'Noble' is also longer than the petiole of 'Eclipse'. The stipules of 'Noble' have sparse flecking, whereas the reference variety has moderately dense flecking on the stipules. 'Noble' flowers later and matures later than 'Eclipse'. The pods of 'Noble' have weakly concave curvature, compared with 'Eclipse' which has straight pods with no curvature.


PLANT: no stem fasciation, yellow green to green, no anthocyanin colouration, semi-leafless
STEM: medium length vine, no anthocyanin in axils
STIPULE: moderate waxiness of upper surface, moderate dentation, normal development, no rabbit-eared stipules, no anthocyanin colouration, sparse flecking

FLOWER: mid-season bloom, medium number of flower bearing nodes per stem, two flowers per node, white standard, level base of standard, acuminate apex of upper calyx lobe, medium length peduncle

POD: no thickened wall, parchment partially present, weak concave curvature, distal part predominantly blunt, yellowish green when fully swollen, no strings of suture, no anthocyanin colouration, 6 to 8 ovules
IMMATURE SEED: light to medium green
DRY SEED: simple starch grain, yellow cotyledon, no marbling, no spots on testa, no black hilum, spherical shape, no wrinkling of cotyledon, weak dimpling, medium size, mid-season to slightly later maturity

Origin & Breeding History: 'Noble' originated from the cross 'Eclipse' x 93206. The male parent 93206 was the result of the cross 88014-203 x 'Eiffel' and 88014-203 resulted from the cross 'Scorpio' x 'Ascona'. In 2000 a single plant was selected, followed by line selection and replicated yield trials. The breeding process was carried out at a breeding station in Lelystad in the centre of The Netherlands. The selection criteria in breeding 'Noble' were yield, resistance to mildew, resistance to lodging and plant height

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials for 'Noble' were conducted in Westlock, Alberta during 2005 and 2006. The candidate and reference varieties were seeded in a 4 replicate randomized complete block design. Each plot consisted of 4 rows, spaced at 20 cm. The plots were seeded to 6 metres and trimmed to 4 metres. Measured observations were based on 20 measurements.

Comparison tables for 'Noble' with reference variety 'Eclipse'

Plant height (cm)

  'Noble' 'Eclipse'
mean 74.1 61.5
std. deviation 16.3 9.3

Petiole length (cm)

  'Noble' 'Eclipse'
mean 9.0 6.5
std. deviation 0.5 0.5

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Pea: 'Noble' (left) with reference variety 'Eclipse' (right)

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