NDSU Edible Beans

'ND Palomino' Pinto Bean (RFP-281) 

'ND Palomino' slow darkening pinto bean was jointly released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station and the USDA-ARS in 2016. 'ND Palomino' slow darkening pinto bean offers the slow darkening trait and competitive agronomic
performance.

'Rosie' Light Red Kidney Bean (ND061106) (RFP-259)

'Rosie' light red kidney (LRK) bean was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment station in 2014.
'Rosie' LRK has shown superior seed yield when compared with other commonly grown varieties in the region. In 2012-2014 'Rosie' produced about 800 pounds more per acre than CELRK, 330 more than 'Foxfire', and 140 more than 'Pink Panther'.

'Talon' Dark Red Kidney Bean (ND061210) (RFP-258)

'Talon' dark red kidney (DRK) bean was released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment station in 2014.
'Talon' DRK has shown superior seed yield when compared with other commonly grown varieties in the region. In 2012-2014 'Talon' produced about 10 pounds per acre more than 'Montcalm' and 170 pounds per acre more than 'Redhawk'.

'Rio Rojo' - small red bean (NDZ06249) (RFP-198)

'Rio Rojo' is a medium-early maturing, high-yielding small red bean with commercially acceptable seed size, shape, and appearance. 'Rio Rojo' is erect, has good loding resistance, and exhibits good and synchronous plant drydown before harvest. It has shown superior performance in yield and disease resistance when compared with other small red bean varieties.

'Avalanche' Navy Bean RFP-159

'Avalanche' is a navy bean variety released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station (NDAES) in 2008. 'Avalanche' is a navy bean line selected from the cross 96-177-01-01//Voyager/Black Knight, which was made in 1999. This cross was an attempt to combine several traits such as good yield, earliness, erect architecture, desirable seed characteristics, and multiple disease resistance.

'ND-307" Pinto Bean RFP-158

'ND-307' is a pinto bean variety released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station NDAES) in 2008. 'ND-307' is a line selected from the cross USPT-CBB-3/Matterhorn//Maverick, which was made in 1999. This hybridization series was an attempt to combine good yield, earliness, erect architecture, desirable seed characteristics, and disease resistance.

'Stampede' Pinto Bean RFP-157

'Stampede' is an upright pinto bean variety for use in the northern Great Plains.

Averaged across numerous locations during several years of testing, 'Stampede' out-yielded 'Maverick' by more than 11 percent. 'Stampede’s yield is about equal to 'Buster' and has a slightly larger seed size than 'Maverick'. 'Stampede' has resistance to bean common mosaic virus and local races of leaf rust.

'Lariat" Pinto Bean RFP-156

'Lariat' is an upright pinto bean variety for use in the northern Great Plains.

Starting in 1996, 'Lariat' was derived from numerous crosses that included 'Maverick', a popular variety released by NDSU, 'Aztec' and 'Winchester'. The parentage in 'Lariat' also includes several experimental lines from the NDSU and Michigan State University breeding programs. The final cross to develop 'Lariat' was made during the 1998 greenhouse season.

'Eclipse' Black Bean RFP-115

'Eclipse' is the first black bean released by NDAES. This class of beans is becoming increasingly popular in U.S. markets, and production is of growing importance in North Dakota.
Efforts to develop 'Eclipse' began in 1996, using parent materials to combine erect plant growth habit, disease resistance, high yield potential and early maturity into one variety. Selection for these and other traits began in 1998 in various trials conducted in North Dakota and Puerto Rico, with disease testing occurring in greenhouse and laboratory facilities on the NDSU campus. 'Eclipse' was entered into yield trials in 2000.

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