International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 9 (2013) pp. 133-140
Agronomic and Morphological Characters of Newly Registered Peksen and Reyhan Vegetable Cowpea Cultivars in Turkey
Aysun Peksen1* and Erkut Peksen2
Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Horticulture, Samsun, Turkey 2Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Field Crop, Samsun, Turkey *Corresponding author e-mail:
he aim of this study is to introduce of registered vegetable cowpea cultivars Peksen and Reyhan and to reveal their important agronomic and morphological characters. A breeding program on vegetable cowpea was started at Agricultural Faculty, The University of Ondokuz Mayis, Samsun, Turkey in 1997. During this breeding program, 12 advanced cowpea lines were developed from 27 local cowpea populations of Turkey. In the result of breeding programs and subsequent two location yield experiments during 2005 and 2006, two promising lines were selected as candidates for cultivar registration. They were registered as the first vegetable cowpea cultivars with the name of Peksen and Reyhan in April 15, 2011 by the Turkey Variety Registration and Seed Certification Centre (VRSCC). In this article, detailed information with respect to agronomic and morphological characters of Peksen and Reyhan cultivars having fresh pod yield of 108.16 and 67.39 g plant-1 , respectively was given. New vegetable cowpea cultivars are recommended due to both high fresh pod yield and having desirable pod characteristics by consumers and producers in vegetable cultivation.
Cu lti v a r; Ve g e t a b l e c owp e a ; Vigna unguiculata; Agronomic and Morphological Characters