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A method was developed for measuring the force necessary to rupture pods of Southern peas. The combined responses of single sections from each of 10 pods was shown to be adequate to overcome natural variations. Significant differences were observed between cultivars as maturity advanced. Certain cultivars appeared to increase in toughness from the immature to the intermediate stage of maturity. Spray applications of ascorbic or abscisic acid to Southern pea plants had no apparent effect on pod rupturing force for up to 4 days after application. Pea volume and color also changed with maturity and time after spraying.

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Large and small cabbage transplants of three cultivars were selected from plots produced from large, medium, small, and unsized seed. Physical measurements and yield data were obtained. Analysis of the means and the plant-to-plant variation showed the principal responses to be more readily accounted for by genetic than environmental factors. Plants of ‘King Cole’ were less variable than the other cultivars in height of heading.

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