1. C241 is a 200 plant synthetic variety resulting from phenotypic recurrent selection for resistance to Verticillium Wilt. Source material traces to Valley +, WL 457, WL 414, and Archer. Approximate germplasm source contributions are Arabian - 46%, Chilean - 32%, Peruvian - 12%, Indian - 5%, African - 5%.

2. C241 is adapted to and intended for use in the Southwestern United States. C241 has been yield tested in California.

3. Flower color of C241 at Syn 2 approximates 100% purple with a trace of variegated and white. The fall dormancy of C241 is similar to ABI 700 (Class 6).

4. C241 has high resistance to Fusarium wilt and Phytophthora root rot; resistance to antbracnose (Race 1), bacterial wilt, stem nematode, pea aphid, spotted alfalfa aphid, blue alfalfa aphid, and northern root knot nematode; and moderate resistance to Verticillium wilt. Reaction to Aphanomyces root rot (Race 1) has not been adequately tested.

5. Breeder seed (Syn 1) was produced in 1995 on 200 plants under cage isolation at Bakersfield, CA. Sufficient foundation (Syn 2) seed will be produced for the expected life of the variety and will be maintained by Lohse Mills. One generation of Breeder (Syn 1), two generations of foundation (Syn 2 or 3), and three generations of certified (Syn 2,3, or 4) seed are recognized. The maximum permitted length of stand for foundation and certified seed fields are three and 5 years, respectively. Production of Syn 3 foundation seed requires consent of the breeder.

6. Certified seed will be marketed in 2002.

7. It is undecided whether application will be made for Plant Variety Protection.

8. The information in this application can be turned over to the P.V.P. office.

9. Experimental designation: C241 Date Submitted: November, 2001

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