Mankato is the first large blue pea to hit the market from KWS Momonts highly successful pulse breeding programme.
A very high yielding variety nationally over a range of soil types; Mankato has a strong disease portfolio including resistance to pea wilt, coupled with its exceptional straw strength and medium height it proves the next step up from older competitor varieties.
In the last three years we have seen Mankato demonstrate fantastic colour retention compared to other large blue varieties, leading to higher premiums paid at the farm gate.
In short Mankato ticks all the boxes for UK pea growers and end users alike.
Characteristics in numbers
|Pea wilt (Race 1)||R||R|
|Earliness of ripening||6||6|
|Shortness of straw (cm)||85||81|
|Standing ability at harvest||5||7|
|Thousand seed weight (g)||253||263|
Data sources: PGRO Recommended List, Field Pea Varieties 2021/22