Rajah lentils are the only red lentil variety currently available for use in New Zealand. Rajah is a spring-sown red seeded variety with tolerance to the main New Zealand pathogen Ascochyta blight.
Lentils can be affected by aphid transmitted viruses. View a study of the effect of cucumber mosaic virus on lentil in New Zealand.
Further information on the availability of Rajah lentil seed lentils can be obtained by contacting Cates Grain & Seed.