Denomination: 'Hugo'
Botanical Name: Pisum sativum
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe
Lacombe Research Station
6000 C and E trail
Lacombe, Alberta
T4L 1W1
Breeder: Deng-jin Bing, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Lacombe, Alberta
Agent in Canada: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
6000 C&E Trail
Lacombe, Alberta
T4L 1W1
Tel: (403) 782-8126
Application Date: 2008-04-15
Application Number: 08-6291
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-02-22
Certificate Number: 3786
Date rights surrendered: 2014-02-22

Variety Description

Variety used for comparison: 'Agassiz'

Summary: 'Hugo' is shorter than 'Agassiz'. The base of the flower standard is raised to level for 'Hugo' whereas is is arched to strongly arched for 'Agassiz'.


PLANT: field type, no stem fasciation, green colour at flowering, no anthocyanin colouration, semi-leafless
STEM: short to medium vine
STIPULE: medium waxiness of upper surface, very weak dentation, normal development, no rabbit-eared stipules, very sparse to sparse flecking

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

POD: thickened wall absent, weak concave curvatures, distal part blunt, green when fully swollen, 6 to 8 ovules
IMMATURE SEED: light green
DRY SEED: simple starch grain, yellow cotyledon, no marbling, no black hilum, ovoid shaped, absent or very weak wrinkling of cotyledon, medium dimpling, medium size, medium maturity

Origin & Breeding History: 'Hugo' (experimental designation MP1838) is the result of the cross AC Melfort/CDC Mozart made in 1999 in Morden, Manitoba. The breeding method was pedigree selection in combination with single seed descent. The major selection criteria are appropriate maturity, good lodging resistance, good seed quality, high seed yield, as well as the reactions to mycosphaerella blight, fusarium wilt and powdery mildew resistance.

Tests & Trials: Tests and trials were conducted during the summers of 2007 and 2008 in Lacombe, Alberta. Plots were arranged in a complete randomized block design with 4 replicates. The plot size was 5 x 1 meter with 20 cm row space. The seeding rate was 85 germinating seeds per meter square.

Comparison table for 'Hugo' with reference variety 'Agassiz'

Plant height (cm)

  'Hugo' 'Agassiz'
mean 71 87
standard deviation 3.7 3.8

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Pea: 'Hugo' (MP1838) (right) with reference variety 'Agassiz' (left)

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Pea: 'Hugo' (MP1838) (right) with reference variety 'Agassiz' (left)

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