Lentil (Lens culinaris Medikus) is a short-statured, annual, self-pollinated, high value crop species. The crop has great significance in cereal-based cropping systems because it fixes nitrogen, the seeds are a high protein food and the straw provides animal feed. In developing countries, lentil is produced on relatively poor soils and in harsh environments. Lentil is the second major Rabi crop after chickpea in Pakistan.

Pulses Research Institute, AARI, Faisalabad


Year of Release

Yield Potential

Salient Characters

Masoor -85 1985 2250 Small seeded, seed coat brown
Masoor-93 1991 2600 Bold seeded, Resistant to diseases
Pb. Masoor -2009 2009 2800 Medium seeded, Resistant to diseases

Barani Agricultural Research Institute, Chakwal


Year of Release

100 kernel wt.(g)

Days to Flowering


Pod Length (cm)


Days to Maturity

Yield Potential (kg/ha)

Chakwal Masoor 2011 24.9 136 2.0 1.1 113 180 2694