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Legacy of Dry Bean Varieties

Released by MAES-MSC-MSU


Name Class * Year Main Characteristics
ROBUST NAVY 1915 Plant selection for high yield
MICHELITE NAVY 1938 First bred bean variety
SANILAC NAVY 1956 First crop variety bred by X-ray mutation
CHARLEVOIX DRK 1960 Anthracnose resistant
SEAWAY NAVY 1960 Early bush bean like Sanilac
SAGINAW NAVY 1961 Zinc tolerant, vine type
MICHELITE-62 NAVY 1961 Mosaic virus resistant
GRATIOT NAVY 1962 Virus and anthracnose resistant bush
MI IMP. CRAN ** CRAN 1965 Uniformity and maturity
MANITOU LRK 1967 Anthracnose resistant
SEAFARER NAVY 1968 Early maturity
MONTCALM DRK 1974 Halo blight resistant
MECOSTA LRK 1974 Halo blight resistant
TUSCOLA NAVY 1977 Canning quality
SWAN VALLEY NAVY 1982 First upright navy bean
NEPTUNE NAVY 1982 Earlier-season upright navy bean
DOMINO BLACK 1982 First black bean varieties released
BLACK MAGIC BLACK 1982 Second black bean varieties released
ISABELLA LRK 1982 Early-season, high-yielding kidney
BUNSI NAVY 1982 White mold resistant
C-20 NAVY 1983 High yielding upright navy
LAKER NAVY 1984 First upright bush navy bean
CARDINAL CRAN 1986 First bush cranberry bean
CRAN-028 CRAN 1986 Mosaic virus resistant
MAYFLOWER NAVY 1987 High-yielding upright
BLACKHAWK BLACK 1989 Anthracnose resistant
SIERRA PINTO 1989 First pinto bean released
CHINOOK LRK 1991 Canning quality
ALPINE GN 1992 First great northern bean released
AZTEC PINTO 1992 Early-season upright pinto
HURON NAVY 1994 Canning quality
RAVEN BLACK 1994 Virus and anthracnose resistant
ISLES DRK 1994 Anthracnose resistant
NEWPORT NAVY 1995 Anthracnose resistant bush navy bean
MACKINAC NAVY 1996 Anthracnose resistant, upright navy bean
KODIAK PINTO 1997 Large seeded, high-yield, rust and virus resistance
MATTERHORN GN 1997 Mid-season, high-yield, rust and virus resistance
RED HAWK DRK 1997 Mid-season, high processing quality
CHINOOK 2000 LRK 1997 Anthracnose resistant
BELUGA WK 1997 First white kidney bean released
PHANTOM BLACK 1998 Anthracnose resistant, upright black bean
JAGUAR BLACK 1999 Anthracnose resistant, upright black bean
SEAHAWK NAVY 2003 White mold resistance, high-yielding navy bean
MERLOT S. RED 2004 Upright, high-yield, canning quality, USDA-ARS
CONDOR BLACK 2004 Anthracnose resistant, high-yield, canning quality
REDCOAT SOLDIER 2004 First anthracnose and virus resistant Soldier bean
SEDONA PINK 2005 First upright pink bean suitable for direct harvest
CAPRI CRAN 2005 Virus resistant bush cranberry bean
ZORRO BLACK 2008 High-yielding, blight resistant upright black bean
SANTA FE PINTO 2008 Upright pinto bean with tolerance to white mold
FUJI OTEBO 2008 Virus resistant tebo bean for export to Japan
BELLAGIO CRAN 2010 Disease resistant vine cranberry for export to Italy
ELDORADO PINTO 2012 High-yielding, white mold tolerant upright pinto, suitable for direct harvest
ROSETTA PINK 2012 Upright pink bean suitable for direct harvest
SNOWDON WK 2012 Early-season, high-yielding bush white kidney
POWDERHORN GN 2013 White mold tolerant upright great northern bean suitable for direct harvest

Bean varieties are released by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station - MAES. MAES was originally affiliated with Michigan State College and later with Michigan State University. Starting from 2011 MAES will be known as MSU AgBioResearch

* DRK - Dark red kidney, LRK - Light red kidney, WK - White kidney, CRAN - Cranberry, GN - Great northern.

** MI IMP CRAN - Michigan Improved Cranberry.