Evaluation of new green pea lines for freezing*

Slavka Kalapchieva, Galina Pevicharova
2016 PHYTOLOGIA BALCANICA   unpublished
Five Bulgarian lines of wrinkle-seeded garden peas for freezing have been characterized. The experiment was carried out in the experimental field of the Maritsa Vegetable Crop Research Institute, Plovdiv, during 2011-2013. The vegetation period, productivity, biometric and technological characteristics have been determined. Panel test has been performed three and six months after the freezing. The aim of the study was to establish the biological, technological and quality characteristics of
more » ... en pea lines suitable for freezing with a view to their implementation into production or their use in breeding process as donors of valuable qualities. The results from the summarized evaluation show that line № 1159 belongs to a group of mid-early varieties and is suitable for freezing and short-term storage. It was given for testing in the Executive Agency for Variety Testing, Field Inspection and Seed Control, Sofia.