Denomination: 'Talento'
Botanical Name: Pisum sativum
Applicant/Holder: Limagrain Nederland B.V.
P.O. 1
NL-4410 AA
Breeder: Abel Jan Bouwman, Limagrain Advanta Nederland BV, Rilland, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: FP Genetics Inc.
426 McDonald Street
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4N 6E1
Tel: 306-791-1045 x.223
Application Date: 2007-05-24
Application Number: 07-5918
Grant of Rights Date: 2009-09-01
Certificate Number: 3595
Date rights surrendered: 2010-08-23

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Noble'

Summary: 'Talento' is taller with less nodes than 'Noble'. The margin of the leaflets of 'Talento' has a stronger degree of dentations than 'Noble'. 'Talento' has denser flecking of the stipule than 'Noble'. The pod of 'Talento' has a stronger degree of curvature than 'Noble'.


PLANT: field type, no stem fasciation, green colour at flowering, no anthocyanin colouration, semi-leafless
STEM: long vine, no anthocyanin in axils
STIPULE: medium to strong waxiness of upper surface, strong dentation, normal development, no rabbit-eared stipules, no anthocyanin colouration, dense flecking

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

POD: thickened wall absent, weak concave curvature, distal part blunt, yellowish green when fully swollen, no anthocyanin colouration of the suture or outer wall, 6 to 7 ovules
IMMATURE SEED: light green
DRY SEED: simple starch grain, yellow cotyledon, no marbling, no spots on testa, no black hilum, spherical almost block shaped, absent or very weak wrinkling of cotyledon, no dimpling, medium size, medium maturity

Origin & Breeding History: 'Talento' (experimental designation IN 4176) is the result of the cross 99016 / 99010 made in 1999 in Lelystad, The Netherlands. 99016 = Sponsor x Eclipse and 99010 = Venture x Lumina. In 2000 a single plant was selected and advanced using the single seed descent method. Selection criteria include yield, plant height, resistance to mildew and resistance to lodging. One line was bulked in the F7 generation (2005) to become 'Talento'.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted during the summers of 2007 and 2008 in Barrhead, Alberta. Plots consisted of 4 rows with a row spacing of 15 cm and a row length of 4.5 metres. There were 4 replicates.

Comparison table for 'Talento' with reference variety 'Noble'

Plant height (cm)

  'Talento' 'Noble'
mean 2007 96.7 85.5
std. deviation 5.4 4.3
mean 2008 74.9 71.5
std. deviation 6.54 2.5

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Pea: 'Talento' (IN4176) (right) with reference variety 'Noble' (left)

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Pea: 'Talento' (IN4176) (right) with reference variety 'Noble' (left)

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