'Rosie' Light Red Kidney Bean (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'.
'Rosie' LRK is tolerant to the root rot fungal complex commonly present in MN. 'Rosie' LRK is resistant to Bean Common Mosaic Virus, but is susceptible to the new bean rust race 20-4.
Greenhouse screening for anthracnose showed that 'Rosie' is resistant to race 73, but has not been tested for race 7. In comparison with commercial checks, 'Rosie' showed intermediate levels of resistance to common bacterial blight and halo blight.
Seed shape and size, and canning quality of 'Rosie' are within acceptable commercial ranges and comparable to the commercial checks, however days to maturity is significantly higher than the checks. 'Rosie' is a full-season variety and not recommended for late planting.
The NDSU Research Foundation holds plant variety protection (certificate no. 201500067) on 'Rosie' and collects research fees on this variety.
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