CDC Lima CL® is an Imidazolinone tolerant large green lentil variety with higher yield and seed thickness compared to CDC Improve and CDC Impower.
CDC Lima CL® is a large green Clearfield® lentil variety developed by the Crop Development Centre (CDC) at the University of Saskatchewan. It is the highest yielding large green Clearfield tolerant lentil variety currently available. According to the Saskatchewan Pulse Growers, in four years of head-to-head testing in the Lentil Regional Variety Trials (2017 – 2020), CDC Lima yielded 16% higher in the Brown and Dark Brown soil zones and 13% higher in the Black and Dark Gray zones as compared to CDC Impower Clearfield tolerant green lentils.
Compared to the non-Clearfield® lentil variety CDC Greenstar, CDC Lima yielded 4% lower in the Brown and
Dark Brown soil zones but yielded 6% higher in the Black and Dark Gray zones (Table 1).
CDC Lima has seeds that are larger and thicker than CDC Impower making it more suitable for dehulling. It is slightly
shorter in height than its predecessors CDC Impower and CDC Improve.
Finally a green Clearfield tolerant lentil that yields closer to red lentil yields.