California Blackeye 46 was developed by Kenneth Kimble at University of Calfornia, Davis.
BREEDING HISTORY & DESCRIPTION
California Blackeye 46 (Vigna unguiculata) is a fusarium wilt resistant blackeye derived from 300 plants of a BC2 F7 family from a cross between California Blackeye 5 and an Indian cowpea, PI 166146. The original cross was made in 1972 after tests by Kenneth Kimble, UC Davis Plant Pathology Department showed the PI to be resistant to Fusarium oxysporum.
California Blackeye 46 is recommended for all areas where blackeyes are grown but especially where wilt occurs.
PEST & DISEASE RESISTANCE
It is resistant to Fusarium oxysporum.
SEED CLASSES AND PRODUCTION
Classes of seed are breeder, foundation, registered, and certified. The UC Davis Foundation Seed Program will maintain foundation seed. It is recommended that breeder and foundation seed be grown only on soil with no history of fusarium wilt.