Chickpea Kabuli

Chickpea is the major pulse crop and source of dietary protein in Pakistan. It plays a significant role in providing nutritional security for poor masses of the country. Demand for chickpea has increased tremendously in recent years due to ever increasing population and reduced production. Pakistan has to import chickpea (Kabuli) from Australia, Turkey and Canada.  Chickpea is grown in rainfed agriculture system. The major supply of pulses depends upon the production of chickpea and mungbean, failure of these crops results in pulses debacle in the country. It is cultivated on an area of about 2.2 million ha in Pakistan. More than 80% of chickpea is grown in Thal and the rest of the area is spread all over the country. Thal consists of Bhakkar, Mianwali, Khushab, Layyah and Jhang (partly).

 

Pulses Research Institute, Faisalabad

Sr. No.

Variety Name

Year of Release

Sowing Time

Potential Yield

(Maund/Acre)

Recommended Areas

Salient Features

1

Punjab-1

 

15th October-10th November

 

All Chickpea  Kabuli Cultivated Areas of Punjab

 

High yielding

2

Noor 91

1991

25

High yielding, bold seeded, tolerant to A blight.

3

Pb Noor-2009

2009

30

High yielding, tolerant to Fusarium wilt, suitable for cultivation in irrigated areas.

4

Noor-2013

2013

33

High yielding, Extra-bold seed size, Attractive color and shape, Equally good for both barani and irrigated areas, Moderately resistant to wilt and blight

5

Noor-2019

2019

29

High yield, Medium Seed size, attractive shape and color. Resistant to wilt and moderately resistant to blight. High protein

Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal

Sr. No.

Variety Name

Year of Release

Sowing Time

Potential Yield

(Maund/Acre)

Recommended Areas

Salient Features

1 Balkassar-2000 2000 1st- 2nd of October  16 Chakwal, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock, Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah, Mianwali
  • High yielding
  • Tolerant to wilt and Ascochyta Blight with wider adaptability
2 Wanhar-2000 2001 1st- 2nd of October  16 Chakwal, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock, Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah, Mianwali
  • High yielding
  • Tolerant to wilt and Ascochyta Blight with wider adaptability
  • Tolerant to frost
3 Tamman 2013 1st- 2nd of October  22 Chakwal, Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock, Khushab, Bhakkar, Layyah, Mianwali
  • Dark green color plant
  • High yielding
  • Drought tolerant