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Black Beans
 
Eclipse Black Beans have exhibited a yield potential advantage over T-39 and also canned product appearance scores similar to T-39. The upright plant growth of Eclipse, together with excellent lodging resistance, early maturity and synchronous day down of plant and pods at harvest, may provide a benefit in harvest efficiency for dry bean producers. Eclipse is a type II upright growth habit and has an excellent lodging resistance. Eclipse has a dull black seed coat and dark glossy green leafs with purple flowers. Maturity is 99 days with a seed size of 2248 per pound and a height of 23.6 inches. Resistant to Rust, BCMV and Anthracnose (Race 7). Yield of Eclipse in NDSU yield trials conducted in 2001-2003 were 23.9 cwt/acre, 22.7 cwt/acre, 27.3 cwt/acre. Eclipse was released by the North Dakota State University.
Condor Black Beans are a high-yielding variety with an upright, short-vine growth habit and midseason maturity. It is resistant to rust, anthracnose and BCMV and possesses excellent canning quality. Condor exhibits the Type II upright, short vine (indeterminate) growth habit combined with resistance to lodging. Plants average 20 inches in height exhibit on overall upright appearance. The range in maturity is form 91 to 98 days depending on season and location. Condor possesses the combination of the single dominant hypersensitive I gene, which conditions resistance to seed-borne BCMV. Condor has a typical small, opaque black bean seed averaging form 19 to 23g/100 seeds. Condor exhibited better color retention than most commercial black bean varieties and produced an excellent canned product. Condor was release by Michigan State University.
Zorro Black Beans are a high-yielding, midseason-maturing variety with an upright, short-vine growth habit and excellent canning quality. Zorro is resistant to strains of bean anthracnose, rust and BCMV in Michigan and is partially resistant to common bacterial blight. Zorro exhibits an erect, short-vine growth habit combined with better resistance to lodging. Plants average 21 inches in height maturity ranging from 88 to 90 days. Zorro has been tested for five years over 35 locations yielding 27.8 cwt/acre. Zorro possesses the single dominant I gene, which conditions resistance to seed-borne BCMV. Zorro has a typical small, opaque black bean seed averaging 21 g per 100 seeds. Zorro variety was released by Michigan State University.
Jet Black Beans are a distinctly upright narrow profile plant with a strongly anchored root system. Almost all pods are well clear of the soil. In replicated plots over two years, Jet Black has averaged 3,972 lbs./ac. as compared to Midnight at 3,490 lbs./ac., T-39 (California) at 3,327 lbs./ac., Black Jack at 3,046 lbs./ac. and GTS 093 at 2,614 lbs./ac. In New York trials, Jet Black matured in 99 days as compared to both t-39 and Midnight at 105 days, Black Jack in 100, Black Velvet in 102, Jaguar in 99 and Black Knight in 101 days.
Jet Black seed is a dull black as desired by a preponderance of the canning trade, and is also suitable for packaging. This variety carries the dominant “I” gene, and is resistant to all prevalent strains of seed-borne mosaic.
Zenith Black Beans exhibit the type II upright indeterminate short vine growth habit combined with good resistance to lodging. Zenith is a full season bean maturing in 100 days. Zenith has an excellent pod load and the same uniform dry down as Zorro. Zenith possesses the single dominant hypersensitive I gene which conditions resistance to seed-borne Bean Common Mosaic Virus. It possesses resistance to anthracnose race 73 and some rust races. Zenith has been tested for four years over 34 locations and has an average yield of 27.5 cwt. per acre. It has significantly out yielded other black bean varieties. Zenith retains its black color when canned and exhibits the best overall canning quality in the black bean market class.
Midnight Black Beans are an improved, upright-growing, black bean strain. The tall bush keeps the pods off the ground. This is a late season bean, maturing in 104 days. It has good yield and is the best variety of this Latin favorite bean type.
MS Knight Rider Black Beans
Plant type: Semi-upright. Resistance: Races 1 and 5 of Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV), susceptible to Anthracnose race 73, MR to common bacterial blight.
Dark Red Kidney Beans
 
Red Hawk Dark Red Kidney Beans exhibit an erect bush growth habit averaging 20 inches in height and has improved resistance to lodging. It has a white flower with a faint pink blush on the wings of the blossom. Red Hawk is a mid to full season variety, maturing 99 days after planning with a range in maturity form 95 to 102 days. It carries the single dominant hypersensitive I gene resistance to BCMV and also carries the combination of the Co-1 and Co-2 genes for resistance to all known races of anthracnose. Red Hawk has a typical dark red kidney bean seed averaging 62g/100 seeds. Red Hawk variety was released by Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station.
Montcalm Dark Red Kidney Beans are a dark red kidney bean variety introduced in 1974 by Michigan State University. It is a full-season bush type variety with good lodging resistance. Over the years Montcalm has proven itself as the industry standard for both production and canning quality. It has become a very popular dark red kidney bean variety. Montcalm is the canning industry benchmark for quality. It has a seed size of 850 seeds per pound and excellent seed type with good canning characteristics and salad quality. Montcalm is a full season bush type variety maturing in 95-105 days. It has white flowers, and good lodging resistance. Montcalm was introduced for its genetic tolerance to halo blight and carries the single dominant hypersensitive I gene resistance to BCMV. Montcalm has been reselected since its release to assure that it is true to the qualities which have made this variety successful.
Cabernet Dark Red Kidney Beans are a mid-season bean maturing in 91 days. It has a consistently high canning quality. Its grain type is excellent and the determinate bush produces good yields with low levels of field loss during harvest. Cabernet is resistant to BCMV.
Talon Dark Red Kidney Beans were released in 2014. The first dark red kidney (DRK) bean variety released by the ND Agricultural Experiment Station. It has shown superior seed yield. It is tolerant to the root rot fungal complex commonly present in MN. Resistant to Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV) and has shown resistance to the new bean rust race 20-4. Talon DRK is resistant to anthracnose race 73 and has intermediate levels of resistance to common bacterial blight and halo blight. Days to Maturity 100.
Red Cedar Dark Red Kidney Beans were developed by Michigan State University AgBioResearch, and released in 2017 as an upright, full-season cultivar that possesses acceptable canning quality and tolerance to common bacterial blight (CBB) and root rots. In 6 yrs of field trials, Red Cedar yielded 3250 kg ha, flowered in 40 d, and matured in 101 d on average. Plants averaged 48 cm in height, with a lodging resistance score of 1.8 and seed weight of 55.8 g 100 seed. Red Cedar is resistant to race 73 of anthracnose, is partially resistant to local isolates of CBB, is sensitive to strain NL 3 of Bean common mosaic necrosis virus, and is susceptible to bean rust race 22:2. Red Cedar produces seed that meets industry standards for dry seed packaging and was rated satisfactory in overall canned bean quality in the dark red kidney bean seed class.
Light Red Kidney Beans
 
California Early Light Red Kidney Beans are a large determinate upright habit, maturing in approximately 85 to 90 days. It is resistant to BCMV1 and 15, but susceptible to CTV. Seed Size is large with good color and caning qualities. California Early yield is acceptable.
Pink Panther Light Red Kidney Beans have excellent canning scores. Pink Panther is a mid-season bean maturing in 90 days. Pink Panther is resistant to BCMV. It is a determinate bush, yields very well and has a desirable plant type. The mature bean is pink to light red in color.
White Kidney Beans
 
Snowdon White Kidney Beans are a high-yielding, early to midseason maturing variety with an upright, determinate bush growth habit. Snowdon is resistant to strains of bean rust, anthracnose and BCMV present in Michigan. Snowdon exhibits the type-I upright determinate bush growth habit combined with good resistance to lodging. Plants average 20 inches in height and have a maturity ranging from 92 to 103 days. Snowdon was tested for four years over 14 locations by MSU in cooperation with colleagues in Michigan Over all 14 locations, Snowdon yielded 28.2 cwt/acre. Snowdon has a typical large white kidney bean seed, averaging 65g/100 seeds; size ranges from 60 to 72g/100. Snowdon variety was released by Michigan State University.
Silver Cloud White Kidney Beans were developed to provide a high yielding, upright bush, mid-season maturity, and disease resistance for bean producing areas of the Pacific Northwest. Silver Cloud has an upright bush growth habit that is resistant to lodging. Silver Cloud has the combined I and bc-1 genes, for resistance to BCMV and has unknown genes that condition complete resistance to BCTV. Silver Cloud has medium to late maturity averaging 96 days. Silver Cloud has an unusual attractive shinny white and large seed, 53.7g/100 seeds. Silver Cloud was rated as an acceptable canner in trials conducted by USDA-ARS and the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station. Silver Cloud has been released by Washington Crop Improvement Association.
ND Whitetail White Kidney Beans have superior seed yield compared to other commercial cultivars, excellent seed quality, resistance to BCMV (I gene), uniform dry down, intermediate resistance (tolerance) to Halo, blight (5 in a 1-9 scale), and good canning quality (3 in a 1-7 scale).
Red Beans
 
Merlot Small Red Beans were designed to combine the mid-season, type II indeterminate upright small-red plant type, high yield, and good canning quality with resistance to bean common mosaic virus and excellent small-red market class seed characteristics. Merlot possesses the bc-1 gene for resistance to the BCMV virus and the Ur-3 gene for resistance to bean rust. The plants average 47 cms in height and are upright in appearance. Merlot is a mid to full season variety maturing an average of 92 days after planting and ranging between 82 and 100 days. The averaging seed size is 39g per 100 seed. Merlot has been tested at over 18 locations averaging 24.8 cwt/acre and has a burgundy seed coat color typical of the small-red Market class. Merlot variety released by the Michigan Crop Improvement Assoc.
Rojo Chiquito Small Red Beans are a Central American type small red bean cultivar. Rojo Chiquito has a much smaller seed size than typical small red cultivars. This smaller seed size is characteristic of the ‘Central America’ small red market class. Rojo Chiquito is a mid to late season mature. It is resistant to BCMV. Rojo Chiquito exhibits excellent quality in canning tests as it retains firmness and a very extractive bright red color after cooking.
Cayenne Red Beans are a new erect, high yielding small red bean variety from Michigan State University (MSU) that exhibits excellent dry down at maturity. This full season maturing variety has an upright, short vine growth habit. The upright narrow plant profile combined with resistance to lodging makes ‘Cayenne’ suitable for direct harvest under narrow row production systems. ‘Cayenne’ exhibits high level of avoidance to white mold and is resistant to strains of bean common mosaic virus (BCMV) and common bacterial blight (CBB) present in Michigan. The seed of this variety is slightly smaller in size than ‘Merlot’ but is significantly larger than ‘Viper’ and ‘Ruby’. Following canning, ‘Cayenne’ retains the red color better than current small red bean varieties such as ‘Viper’ and is equivalent to the industry standard, ‘Merlot,’ in canning quality. 45 days to flower, 97 days to Maturity, height 21 inches.
Navy Beans
 
Alpena Navy Beans exhibit the type II upright indeterminate short vine growth habit combined with good resistance to lodging. Alpena is a mid-season bean maturing 98 days. Alpena does not exhibit the green stem at harvest and has a very good dry down rate. Alpena possesses the single dominant hypersensitive I gene which conditions resistance to seed-borne Bean Common Mosaic Virus. Alpena exhibits a good level of tolerance to white mold. Alpena has been tested for three years over 21 locations and has an average yield of 25.4 cwt. per acre. Alpena was rated as average in cooking quality and above average in visual appearance.
ISB 2884-4 Navy Beans have an excellent yield, excellent canning quality, with 94 days from sowing to maturity. Seed color is white, seed size is 21 GM per 100 seed, and pod size is 6 to 7 seeds per pod. Bush type plant. 60 CM tall, upright, narrow profile. Disease Resistance: BCMV, Rust.
Pink Beans
 
Rosetta Pink Beans were developed as a high yielding, midseason-maturing pink bean variety with enhanced disease resistance and acceptable canning quality. Rosetta exhibits the type-II upright, indeterminate short vine growth habit combined with resistance to lodging. Plants average 21 inches in height and range in maturity from 88 to 103 days. Rosetta has produced competitive yields in excess of 25 cwt/acre. Rosetta possesses the single dominant hypersensitive I gene, which conditions resistance to BCMV. Rosetta has a typical medium-sized pink bean seed averaging 36g/100 seeds; size ranges from 31 to 39g/100 seeds. In canning trails, Rosetta was subjectively rated as being average in cooking quality. Rosetta was released by Michigan States University.
ISB 357 Pink Beans have an excellent yield, excellent canning quality, and 87 days from sowing to maturity. Seed color is pink, seed size is 35 GM per 100 seed, and pod size is 5 to 6 seeds per pod. Upright plant, narrow profile, short runner. Disease Resistance: BCMV.
Pinto Beans
 
Lariat Pinto Beans are a medium maturing, high yielding pinto bean with excellent seed quality. The seed of Lariat is very uniform in size and is slightly larger and of similar appearance to Maverick. Lariat contains the resistance genes for bean common mosaic virus. The plant architecture of Lariat is very erect with pods throughout the canopy and it exhibits synchronous dry-down of the pods and plant material. Lariat has very good lodging resistance and has a maturity of 100 days. Seed size is 38.6g/100 seeds and yielding between 20.5 cwt/acre to 21.4 cwt/acre. Lariat variety was released by North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station.
Island Pintos Beans are a high-yielding, tall, large-seeded, partially upright pinto common bean with reduced susceptibility to white mold. Island has an average maturity of 102 days and the average seed size 38.5g/100 seeds. Island has the type II, indeterminate partially upright growth habit with moderate vine, averaging 40 cm in height. Island has a buff colored variegated seed of pinto beans with a pale orange hilar ring and the pod surface texture is smooth. It was developed at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Research Centre, Lethbridge, AB, in collaboration with the AAFC Research Station.
ND Falcon Pinto Beans are a competitive seed yield compared to other commercial cultivars. Excellent upright architecture, resistance to rust (race 20-3) via Ur-11 gene, resistance to Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), resistance to BCMV (I gene), uniform drydown, and good canning quality.
ND Palomino Pinto Beans are a slow darkening pinto bean, jointly released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and the USDA-ARS in 2016. ND Palomino pinto beans offer the slow darkening trait and competitive agronomic performance. Exhibits upright indeterminate (short vine) growth habit (Type IIa), produces white flowers, and matures in approximately 102 days. Agronomic performance and seed color, size, and shape are within acceptable commercial ranges of popular pinto bean cultivars grown in North Dakota. Resistant to Bean Common Mosaic Virus (BCMV), but susceptible to rust race 20-3 and anthracnose race 73. Susceptibility to bacterial diseases such as common bacterial blight and halo blight is similar to the commercial checks. Canning quality is within acceptable commercial ranges.
Windbreaker Pinto Beans are an upright, indeterminate short-vine pinto bean that has produced consistently good yields. Windbreaker ripens quickly and uniformly with reduced seed weathering. It is a mid-season bean maturing in 94 to 98 days. Windbreaker is disease resistant to BCMV. Try Windbreaker in narrow rows for direct harvest.
Max Pinto Beans produce a vine type plant with a short runner on a medium height, moderately upright plant. Max has a large seed with a high mottle. In a four replicated trial years, Max has averaged 3349 pounds per acre. Max reached a maturity of 80 days in Idaho Seed Bean Company replicated trials. Max’s seed size has averaged 1158 seed per pound. Max has a light tan background with a strong contrasting dark brown mottle. Max was released by Idaho Seed Bean Company.
Great Northern Beans
 
Matterhorn Great Northern Beans were developed to incorporate the I gene for BCMV resistance into type-II great northern while maintaining yield potential. Over 26 locations the great northern yielded 26.2cwt/acre ranging from a high of 39.2 cwt/acre to a low of 15.6 cwt/acre depending on location. Matterhorn exhibits the type-II upright short vine growth habit combined with resistance to lodging. Plants average 45 cms in height and maturity ranging from 89 to 92 days. Matterhorn has a typical whit great northern bean seed averaging 38g/100 seeds, while the dry seed has a brighter white color and sheen and is more typical of other GN varieties in shape. Matterhorn variety was released by Michigan State University.
ND Pegasus Great Northern Beans have a superior seed yield compared to other commercial cultivars. Excellent upright plant architecture, excellent seed quality, resistance to BCMV (I gene), uniform drydown, and intermediate resistance (tolerance) to white mold.
Powderhorn Great Northern Beans exhibit the type II upright indeterminate short vine growth habit combined with good resistance to lodging. Powderhorn is a mid-season bean maturing in 95 days. Powderhorn has an excellent pod load and uniform dry down. Powderhorn possesses the single dominant hypersensitive I gene which conditions resistance to seed-borne BCMV. It possesses resistance to some rust races and exhibits higher levels of tolerance to white mold compared to Matterhorn. Powderhorn has been tested for five years over 27 locations and has an average yield of 27.2 cwt. per acre.
Other Beans
 
Etna Cranberry Beans have an early maturity of 88 days. Etna has high yield potential and a large seed size. It is a determinate bush and is resistant to BCMV.
Orca Black and Anasazi White Beans are a black and white mottled seeded dry bean with upright growth habit. It is resistant to BCMV and has a high tolerance to curly top virus. It is also tolerant to root rot complex. This is the first Anasazi-type bean that will reach harvest maturity within 100 to 110 days in in North America.