Out of six up-coming pea varieties, several are destined for markets outside the ordinary

Pea breeders always keep an eye on yield, standability and disease resistance when choosing new lines, but the newest crop of varieties on the way to registration include some stand-outs in more ways than one.

Tom Warkentin, pea breeder with the Crop Developent Centre (CDC), was on hand at a recent pulse information day, giving growers a sneak-peek at some new, unnamed varieties. Six new pea lines are up for registration, all out of the CDC’s breeding program. He hopes to announce names of all of these varieties soon.

While CDC 1749-8, a tall yellow pea variety, may appeal to main-

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