K. St. TSVETKOV1, St. M. TSVETKOV1, I. PETROVA2, I. VASSILEVA3, L. BELCHEVA2 and I. ILIEV1
1Dobroudja Agricultural Institute, BG-9520 General Toshevo, Bulgaria
2Institute of Cryobiology and Food Technologies, BG-1407 Sofia, Bulgaria
3Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Genetics, BG-1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
TSVETKOV, K. St., St. M. TSVETKOV, I. PETROVA, I. VASSILEVA, L. BELCHEVA and I. ILIEV, 2003. Saturn 2 – new short-stemmed winter durum wheat with high grain productivity and quality. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 9: 737–740
Saturn 2 is winter type durum wheat and was breed in Dobroudja Agricultural Institute in General Toshevo. It belongs systematically to the species Triticum turgidum L. conv. durum Desf. var. leucomelon Al. Saturn 2 is typical short – stemmed durum wheat with plant height of 88.3 cm, very good resistance to lodging, and with high yield potential and agronomic performance. It shows an extremely high laboratory resistance to leaf and stem rust and powdery mildew and yielded an average of 19.4 % more than standard Zagorka in 3 years in the State Variety Testing. Saturn 2 has very strong gluten and is an excellent raw material for pasta manufacture.