Macrosperma lentils may also be referred to as brown, yellow, Chilean or Continental lentils. The seed coat ranges in colour from green to brown and the cotyledons are yellow. Seed size varies from 6-9 mm in diameter and 6-8 g in 100 seed weight. Markets consider seed of 7-8 mm optimal, 6.5-7.5 mm acceptable and 4-5mm too small. Large-seeded green lentils are consumed whole in many traditional Middle Eastern dishes.
Green lentil – BOOMER
Large seeded green lentil that is tall, bulky and vigorous but can lodge when growing conditions are favourable. Sowing early can increase lodging and result in smaller seed. Boomer is MR to foliar infection by ascochyta blight but MS to seed infection. It is MR to botrytis grey mould. Early harvest is important to prevent shattering and produce good coloured seed.