Popcorn Inbreds

 Price per 100K packet is $50 - based upon availability

BP1 BP2 BP3
BP5 BP6 BP8
BP9    
BPM1 BPM2 BPM3
BPM4 BPM5 BPM6
BPM7 BPM8 BPM9

BP1

BP1 is a yellow-kerneled popcorn inbred line with a kernel count per 10 grams of 101.   It has green silk with red anthers.  Under Ames, Iowa growing conditions in 1991 at approximately 25,000 plants per acre it averaged a plant height of 70 inches and an ear height of 25 inches with almost no tillers and one node with brace root development.  It had an average of 1.5 ears per plant.  Mid-pollen shed occurred 66 days after a May 11 planting date and mid-silk occured 3 days later.  It flowered near the same time as IDS53 and slightly before HP68-07.  Ear length and width averaged 13.2 cm and 2.9 cm, respectively.  Ears had 14 kernel rows.  BP1 is dent sterile.  Its plant type is somewhat unique and once seen is easily recognized.  It has narrow, somewhat rolled, upright leaves.  BP1 is available as a royalty free general public release.  Seed cost is $50/100 kernels.

 


BP2

The following descriptions are based on data collected in 1991. BP2 is a yellow-kerneled popcorn inbred line with a kernel count per 10 grams of 70. It has red silk with orange anthers. Under Ames, Iowa growing conditions in 1991 at approximately 25,000 plants per acre it averaged a plant height of 80 inches and an ear height of 42 inches with no tillers and one node with brace root development. It had an average of two ears per plant. It is prolific and under optimum growing conditions can sometimes develop a third ear. Mid-pollen shed occurred 71 days after a May 11 planting date and mid-silk occurred 1 day later. BP2 flowered just after HP301 and IDS69 but before IDS28. Ear length and width averaged 13.4 cm and 3.0 cm, respectively. Ears had a kernel row number of 12. BP2 is dent sterile. Under Iowa growing conditions it has a vigorous plant type. If there is a weak part in the plant type of the inbred it is the roots. Under some growing conditions BP2 does not appear to have strong enough roots to support the vigorous plant growth.

 


BP3

BP3 is a yellow kernel popcorn inbred line. In 2002 it had a kernels per 10 gram count (k/10g) of 73 while HP72-11 had a k/10g of 94. BP3 plants have purple anthers and green silks. Its maturity is about four to five days earlier than HP72-11. It is dent sterile and presumed to carry Ga1.

As an inbred line, in 2002 under microwave popping conditions, it popped 1580 ml/30g while HP72-11 popped 1220 ml/30g. BP3 is one of the highest expansion public popcorn inbred lines released to date. This suggests that BP3 can provide a source for improved popping expansions in crosses.

 


BP5

BP5 broadens the genetic base of publicly released popcorn butterfly inbred lines.

 


BP6

BP6 broadens the genetic base of publicly released popcorn butterfly inbred lines.

 


BP8

BP8 broadens the genetic base of publicly released popcorn butterfly inbred lines.

 


BP9

BP9 broadens the genetic base of publicly released popcorn butterfly inbred lines.

 


BPM1 

BPM1 is a mushrooming (round ball flake type) popcorn inbred line. It was selfed out of developmental material that eventually was released as BSP5C0. The yellow-kernel popcorn inbred line has red silk and yellow anthers. Under 1999 growing conditions near Ames, IA, it grew to a height of 60 inches with an ear height of 40 inches. It appears to be a few days earlier than HP72-11. BPM1 is dent sterile. Due to limited seed availability, orders will be limited to one 50 kernel packet per company.

 


BPM2

BPM2 is a yellow kernel popcorn inbred line. In 2002 it had a kernels per 10 gram count (k/10g) of 65 while HP72-11 had a k/10g of 94 and BPM1 had 59 k/10g. BPM2 plants have yellow anthers and red silks. The plants have a tendency to tiller. Its maturity is similar to BPM1, being just a few days earlier than HP72-11. It is dent sterile and presumed to carry Ga1.

In 2002 on a line per se basis, it rated 90% mushroom flakes while BPM1 rated only 75% mush. It appears that BPM2 can be a source for increasing the percentage of mushroom flakes in inbred crosses made to generate hybrids with a high percentage of mushroom flakes.

 


BPM3

BPM3 is an inbred line which tends to produce a high percentage of mushroom flakes when popped.

 


BPM4

BPM4 is an inbred line which tends to produce a high percentage of mushroom flakes when popped.

 


BPM5

BPM5 is an inbred line which tends to produce a high percentage of mushroom flakes when popped.

 


BPM6

BPM6 is an inbred line which tends to produce a high percentage of mushroom flakes when popped.

 


BPM7

BPM7 is an inbred line which tends to produce a high percentage of mushroom flakes when popped.

 


BPM8

BPM8 is an inbred line which tends to produce a high percentage of mushroom flakes when popped.

 


BPM9

BPM9 is an inbred line which tends to produce a high percentage of mushroom flakes when popped.

 


BPM10

BPM10 is an inbred line which tends to produce a high percentage of mushroom flakes when popped.