‘WhiteAcre-DG’ is a new southernpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] cultivar released in 2008 by the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The major attribute of the new cultivar is its persistent green seed phenotype conditioned by both the green cotyledon gene (gc) and the green testa (seedcoat) gene (gt). ‘WhiteAcre-DG’ produces excellent yields of small, delicate peas that can be harvested at the dry stage of maturity without loss of the pea's fresh green color. ‘WhiteAcre-DG’ was developed for use by the frozen food industry as a replacement for ‘White Acre’. Except for seed color, the seed characteristics of ‘WhiteAcre-DG’ are quite similar to those of ‘White Acre’.
Fery, R.L. & Dukes, P.D. 1994 Genetic analysis of the green cotyledon trait in southernpea [Vigna unguiculata (L.) Walp.] J. Amer. Soc. Hort. Sci. 119 1054 1056