1. The genetic origin of Cimarron 3i is Cimarron VR (100%). The breeding method involved recurrent phenotypic selection for resistance to bacterial Wilt, Verticillium Wilt, Phytophthora, anthracnose, pea and spotted alfalfa aphids, and vigor. The estimated germplasm sources are M. falcata (2%), Ladak (2%), M. varia (20%), Turkistan (10%), Flemish (26%), Chilean (40%).

2. Areas of adaptation for Cimarron 3i are East Central, Southeast, and Winterhardy Intermountain. The variety has. been tested in Pennsylvania, Wyoming and North Carolina. The intended areas of adaptation are East Central, Southeast, Winterhardy Intermountain, Moderately Winterhardy Intermountain, and Great Plains.

3. The fall dormancy of Cimmaron 3i is similar to Saranac. Flower color is 81% purple and 19% variegated as measured in the Syn 2.

4. Cimarron 3i has high resistance to bacterial wilt, anthracnose and Fusarium wilt; resistance to Verticillium wilt, Phytophthora, root rot, stem nematode, pea aphid, spotted alfalfa aphid, and the southern root knot nematode; and moderate resistance to Aphanomyces root rot.

5. Seed increase is on a limited generation basis with one generation each of breeder, foundation, and certified seed classes: i. e. breeder (Syn 1), foundation (Syn 2), certified (Syn 3). Breeder seed was produced under isolation in Apex, NC. Foundation and certified classes are produced by Great Plains Research Company, Inc. , under contract with seed growers. Age of stand for seed production for breeder, foundation, and certified seed is 2, 2, and 6 years, respectively. Breeder and foundation seed stocks are maintained by Great Plains Research Company, Inc. Breeder seed was produced in 1994.

6. Certified seed will be marketed in 1998.

7. Application will be made for Plant Variety Protection under the Act The certification option will be requested.

8. This information may be forwarded to the PVP office.

9. Variety Name: Cimarron 3i Date submitted: 11/25197 Experimental designation: NONE

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