The name UC Haskell is in honor of a respected baby lima industry colleague killed in a 2008 auto accident.
BREEDING HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
UC Haskell is a F10 progeny from 2000 UCD greenhouse cross #53 of the variety UC Cariblanco N with introduction “P&T 4255” from the international P.Lunatus germplasm blank at CIAT, Columbia. The UC Davis Grain Legume program is the owner and Steve Temple is the breeder.
UC Haskell has a spreading, indeterminate vine growth habit, dark green foliage without pigmentation, white flowers, a concentrated “crown” set plus significant podset on the lateral branches, which are prostrate and twining. The plant toot system is extensive and highly-branched and pulls moisture down to several feet in most soil profiles.
UC Haskell has demonstrated adaptation in all sectors of the Central Valley baby lima production area.
PEST AND DISEASE RESISTANCE
UC Haskell has consistently demonstrated good to excellent yield and grain quality under Lygus pressure. However, it is fully susceptible to Meloidogyne root knot nematode species.
SEED CLASSES AND PRODUCTION
Seed classes are Breeder, Foundation, Registered, and Certified.