Registration of 'Webb' Peanut Academic Article uri icon


  • 'Webb' (Reg. No. CV-120, PI 667551) is a high-yielding, high-oleic fatty acid, nematode-resistant peanut (Arachis hypogaea L. ssp. hypogaea var. hypogaea) cultivar that also has a moderate level of resistance to Sclerotinia blight (caused by Sclerotinia minor Jagger). The cultivar was developed in the Texas peanut breeding program and released by Texas AgriLife Research to serve peanut growers who have infestations of root-knot nematode [Meloidogyne arenaria (Neal) Chitwood] and are required to have a peanut with a high ratio of oleic acid to linolenic acid to offer for sale. Webb has larger pods and seeds than most other lines released from the Texas peanut breeding program, but it is similar in size to 'Tamrun OL 01', which was released in 2001. Webb has performed well in 19 yield tests across 5 yr, and it has good blanching and shelling characteristics. The seed-size distribution is in the acceptable range for a runner peanut, as expected by shellers and manufacturers. Flavor components of Webb were found to be acceptable, with no off favors and a high roasted-peanut favor score. Webb is the third cultivar released by the Texas program resulting from the introgression of root-knot nematode resistance from wild peanut species. Crop Science Society of America.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Simpson, C. E., Starr, J. L., Baring, M. R., Burow, M. D., Cason, J. M., & Wilson, J. N.

citation count

  • 28

complete list of authors

  • Simpson, CE||Starr, JL||Baring, MR||Burow, MD||Cason, JM||Wilson, JN

publication date

  • September 2013