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- Lathyrus sativus -

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Varieties of interest

Chícharo de Alvaiázere

General information

Name: Chícharo de Alvaiázere

Type of variety: Population

Characteristics of interest: Traditional variety grown in Alvaiázere (Portugal)

Registered on the offical catalog:  No, but request of IGP

Appearance: A branched, bushy plant with white flowers and large white seeds

Biophysical environment

Soil type: Limstone poor soils

Climate type: Mediterranean

Topography: Medium mountains

Environmental Tolerance

Drought tolerance: 

Disease resistance and mycotoxin:

Weed Competition:

Agronomic characteristics

Sowing period: December – February 

Earliness at flowering: 

Earliness at maturity:

Harvest period: July -August

Nitrogen requirements: None

Yield level (t/ha) or compared to species average:

Processing  Information:

Destination: Direct seed selling for home consumption, processing by backery and pastry processors

Organoleptic quality : Very tasty seeds

Nutritional value:

Marketing channels

Interest in short chains: Yes, highly valued at the regional level due to its role as agricultural and gastronomic heritage safeguard 

Ethnobotanical information

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