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BEAN VARIETIES (CATALOG SOURCES 2010)

Variety Maturity Type Resistance Source***
Topcrop 51 days Bush Mosaic VBS, ST
Tendercrop 55 days Bush Pod Mottle NI, VBS, ST
Contender 49 days Bush Mildew VBS
Derby 57 days Bush Mosaic NI, VBS, ST
Marbel 54 days Bush Anthracnose VBS, ST
Oregon Blue Lake 54 days Bush   NI
Royal Burgundy 53 days Bush   NI, VBS, ST
Romano 63 days Bush   NI, ST
Roc d'Or 43 days Bush Anthracnose NI, RG
Purple Podded 65 days Pole Coast VBS
Romano 70 days Pole Inland NI
Oregon Blue Lake 60 days Pole Coast NI
Kentucky Wonder 58 days Pole Inland ST
Kentucky Blue 57 days Pole Both VBS
McCaslan 42 62 days Pole Inland BC
Yard Long or Asparagus Bean 80 days Pole Inland NI, VBS
Christmas Lima* 85 days Pole   VI
Thorogreen Baby* 68 days Bush   NI
Fordhook 242* 70 days Bush   ST
King of the Garden* 85 days Pole   ST
French Hort.Beans** 68 days Cross bush/pole, Pods red and yellow streaked   ST, VBS
*Lima Beans:All take heat
**Horticultural Beans: Can be used as a green bean, shelled for mature beans or dried
***SOURCES:

Most beans for shelling or drying take 85 - 100 days to harvest. Pick a variety for your climate. Some do better inland, others along the coastal zone. Vermont Bean Seed Company has the largest selection.

If you save your seed for replanting, dry thoroughly, then place the seeds in a freezer bag and freeze to kill weevil eggs. When you are ready to plant, thaw in the refrigerator and plant within 1 - 2 days.

Some varieties are not necessarily the best for our area every year, but they are good producers under cool growing conditions: Topcrop, Tendercrop, Burgundy Purple Pod, Earlywax (all bush varieties), & Romano, bush or pole, Kentucky Wonder, bush or pole.

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SHELLING VARIETIES:
Christmas Lima, pole; Dr. Martin, pole lima; Kentucky Wonder, pole; Wren's egg, pole; King of the Garden, pole lima; Cow pea (also called Field Pea, Black Eyed pea, Crowders, (or Southern) is placed here because it is a warm season pea. A high yield variety developed by the University of California is California Black-eyed pea. Other high yield varieties are Soy bean, Envy Butterbean, Green Giant and Yellow Soybean.

DRY BEANS:
Jacob's Cattle Bean, bush, Great Northern White Bean, Pinto bean, wy#166, Navy bean, Seafarer, French Horticultural, Garbanzo, McCaslan and Light Red Kidney bean. There are many others in heirloom seed catalogs.

Also check out ...
UC websites for the Vegetable Research and Information Center (http://vric.ucdavis.edu) and Integrated Pest Management (www.IPM.ucdavis.edu)

 





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