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Alfa-INIA, a new large seeded chickpea cultivar

Enrique Peñaloza H.1 y Juan Levío C.1

Alfa-INIA is a new chickpea cultivar released by the Food Legume Program at Estación Experimental Carillanca (INlA, Temuco). It is originated from a single plant selection made whithin a Chilean landrace at Lumaco, IX Region, Chile. Alfa-INIA belongs to the kabuli-type chickpeas, with a seed weight averaging 62 g/100 seeds, thus being the largest seed size cultivar released so far in Chile.

Key words: chickpea, cultivar, iarge seed.

1 Estación Experimental Carillanca (INIA), Casilla 58-D, Temuco, Chile.

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