• MF KHAN Pulses Section, Regional Agriculture Research Institute, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • MW YOUSAF Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, The Islamia University Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • LH AKHTAR Pulses Section, Regional Agriculture Research Institute, Bahawalpur, Pakistan




chickpea, cultivar, kabuli, Rohi-chana-21, drought tolerant


Rohi Chana-21’ is the newly released kabuli chickpea variety with good yield potential and drought tolerance. It was approved in 2021 by Punjab Seed Council for general cultivation in irrigated and rain-fed areas of Southern Punjab. The variety was evolved through a local selection and exploited the pure-line selection method for subsequent stages of variety development at the Regional Agricultural Research Institute, Bahawalpur, Pakistan. The variety owes a good average yield potential (>2000 kg ha-1). It takes 80-100 days to 50% flowering and 135-147 days to 90% pod maturity. The seed size is bold, while seeds pod-1 ranged from 01 to 02. It has 100-seed weight of 28-35 g, no of pods plant-1 ranges from 60 to 70, plant height (65-85cm) and grain color is off–white. As for as the quality is concerned, the protein percentage is high enough (23%) with desirable ash (3.73%) and crude fat contents (3.42%). It expresses good yield potential when planted during October by keeping a seed rate of 25-30 kg acre-1 and a fertilizer dose of 90-100-00 NPK kg ha-1. Rohi-Chana-21 was also tested under rainfed and irrigated conditions, which gave encouraging results, exhibiting itself as a drought-tolerant variety. This variety's inclusion will boost chickpea (kabuli) yield potential in farmer’s field in Southern Punjab.


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How to Cite

KHAN, M., YOUSAF, M., & AKHTAR, L. (2023). A NEWLY APPROVED KABULI CHICKPEA VARIETY “ROHI-CHANA-21”: A BOOST UP IN THE EXISTING YIELD POTENTIAL OF CHICKPEA . Biological and Clinical Sciences Research Journal, 2023(1), 265. https://doi.org/10.54112/bcsrj.v2023i1.265