Breeding High-yielding, Early-maturing Quinoa Genotypes with Low Saponin Content

Season
2020-2021

Objectives: Develop quinoa varieties which:

  • Are high-yielding (> 4 t/ha)
  • Are early-maturing (< 100 days)
  • Have low saponin content (< 0.02%)

Enhance stress tolerance to:

  • Salinity
  • Water shortage
  • Heat at the reproductive stage

Project/Experiment Details:

Quinoa accessions sown for crossing

Date of sowing: 15 November 2020 – 12 January 2021 (staggered sowing)