A glance on the phenotypic diversity among pea (Pisum sativum) local genotypes in Albania
Twelve Albanian local pea genotypes (Cekin, BG14106, BG14005, BG25 1013, BG250906, BG13803, BG251120, BG13702, BG250805, BG14207, BG250701, BG143000) were planted during the spring of 2014 for characterization purposes. The seeds were first sown in polystyrene trays in a non heated greenhouse and after full germination twenty selected plants of each genotype were transplanted in individual single rows in open field. The phenotypic characterization was conducted according to IBGRI descriptors and significant phenotypic variation was found regarding the number of nodes up to first fertile node, days to flowering, number of seeds per pod and the weight of 100 seeds. There were several promising genotypes regarding specific traits such weight of 100 seeds (Cekin and BG 143000), and earliness (BG 14005 and BG 143000) which should be further evaluated and might be used in future breeding programs.
Sallaku, G., Nasto, T. and Balliu, A. 2016. A glance on the phenotypic diversity among pea (Pisum sativum) local genotypes in Albania. Acta Hort. (ISHS) 1142:227-232
growth model, days to flowering, flower's color, seed shape