PBA Ace is a medium sized red lentil with grey seed. A mid-season lentil that has been the highest yielding across all areas it can be lower yielding in dry years or high temperatures. PBA Ace is best suited to longer season areas replacing Nugget and PBA Jumbo. It has excellent ascochyta resistance and is MR to botrytis grey mould. It is intolerant to salinity and boron. High milling quality.
Lentil is mostly used for human consumption but tend to have poor protein quality as they are low both in sulphur amino acids and tryptophan. The protein is, however, highly digestible. They are lower in fat than chickpea and are a good source of iron. Lentils have a shorter cooking time than other pulses.