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Purpose of description
I C G V - S M 86715 is a h i g h - y i e l d i n g interspecific backcross derivative resistant to rust, late leaf spot and pepper spot. It was released in 1992 as Veronica for c u l t i v a t i on in pure stands in Mauritius. It has also performed well in M a l a w i , Swaziland, and Niger.
Origin and development
I C G V - S M 86715 is derived f r om a cross between M a k u l u Red and a tetraploid interspecific backcross derivative [(Samaru 38 x Arachis chacoense) x Samaru 61]. It was developed by f o l l o w i n g repeated b u l k selections for f o l i a r diseases reaction, and agronomically desirable characters.