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MSU Varieties Releases Since 1982

Name Class * Year Main Characteristics
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 otebo bean for export to Japan
BELLAGIO CRAN 2010 Virus, anthracnose resistant vine cranberry bean
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 suited for direct harvest
ALPENA NAVY 2014 Upright, high-yielding excellent dry down navy bean
ZENITH BLACK 2014 Upright, high-yielding, anthracnose resistant variety with excellent color retention after canning
DESERT SONG FJ 2014 Pink Flor de Junio variety adapted to Michigan
GYPSY ROSE FM 2014 Pink Flor de Mayo variety adapted to Michigan
SAMURAI OTEBO 2015 First upright otebo bean suitable for direct harvest

Bean varieties are released by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station - MAES at 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, FJ – Flor de Junio striped pink bean from Mexico, FM – Flor de Mayo mottled pink bean from Mexico.