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Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America

Bean - Green (A-L), Lists 1-26 Combined

Edited by James Nienhuis and Michell E. Sass

Department of Horticulture
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53706

and James R. Myers

Department of Horticulture
Oregon State University
Corvallis, OR 97331-7304

Acclaim (XPB199) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: high yield, high quality. Resistance: halo blight, bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Eagle. PVP. 1988.

Accord - Breeder and vendor: van Waveren Pflanzenzucht GmbH. PVP 8400133.

Adjutant (SVC 8257) - Breeder and vendor: Stokely-Van Camp. Characteristics: white, small seeded, semi-bush, high quality and yield, medium maturity. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15, curly top. Adaptation: western United States. 1965.

Alabama 1 - Breeder: Alabama Polytechnic Inst., Auburn. Vendor: Asgrow. Parentage: locally adapted farm garden stocks. Characteristics: pole bean with slender, smooth, deep root system; large yielder, almost round pods, between 7-8" in length. Resistance: hot weather, root knot; partially resistant to rust. Similar: Ideal Market. Adaptation: southern United States. Southern Seedsman 1&endash;38, 2&endash;44. 1938.

Allegro (XPB271) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: very small sieve green bean for fresh market fine beans. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Borneo. 1992.

Allure - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. PVP 9200196.

Ambassador - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Parentage: Benton/Summit. PVP 9400125.

Ambra (HMX 0104) - Breeder: Robert Gehin. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: 52 day relative maturity fresh market green bean; medium green color, 6 inch, round, 4 sieve pods, high to mid pod placement, upright plant habit; darker pod color and more erect plant habit than Hialeah; white seeded. Resistance: BCMV, beet curly top virus. Similar: Hialeah. Adaptation: U.S. 2002.

Amigo (E8206) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: midseason, tall, medium upright bush with large, dark green leaves; pods flat 8" long, 0.75" wide, medium dark green. Resistance: common bean mosaic, New York 15. Similar: Unique. Adaptation: Florida, New York, Wisconsin, northwestern United States. 1974.

Aminca - Breeder: Nunhems. Vendor: Canners. Characteristics: yellow wax stringless, pod length 9-1.5 cm, 60% sieve size 9-1.5 mm. Resistance: anthracnose, bean common mosaic virus, bean yellow mosaic virus. 1989.

Amity - Breeder and vendor: van Waveren Pflanzenzucht GmbH. PVP 8400134.

Apennine (KB3-14) - Breeder and vendor: Keystone Seed Co. Characteristics: round, dark green, 5.5" pod, distinct flavor, mechanical harvest for processing. Resistance: common, New York 15 bean virus. Similar: Cascade. 1970.

Apollo (7C-34) - Breeder: USDA. Vendor: Washington State University, Pullman. Parentage: (TF 3047 x P-8-478) x White seeded Tendercrop. Characteristics: white seed, concentrated set of pods borne high on plant for mechanical harvest. Resistance: curly top, common bean virus. Similar: White-Seeded Tendercrop. 1969.

Applause (XPB194) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: processing bean. Resistance: halo blight, bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Eagle. PVP. 1988.

Archer (SVC 8270) - Breeder and vendor: Stokely-Van Camp. Characteristics: white, small seeded, semi-bush, high quality and yield, medium maturity, very uniform plant and seed type. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15, curly top. Adaptation: western United States. 1965.

Arena - Breeder: Nunhems Zaden. Vendor: Canners. Characteristics: dark green pod, 11 cm. Resistance: anthracnose, bean common mosaic virus, bean yellow mosaic virus. 1990.

Argo (XPB142) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: dark shiny-podded slender bush bean with colored seed coat. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Slankette. PVP. 1985.

Aristocrop [E4201(1C-70G)] - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, upright bush, heavy yield, medium sieve size, uniform high quality pods, round, smooth, medium dark green; slow seed and fiber development. Resistance: bean virus 1A, New York 15. Similar: Early Gallatin. Adaptation: Wisconsin, New York, Oregon, California. 1975.

Ashley Wax - Breeder: Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina. Parentage: Brittle Wax x United States 5, Refugee (selection) and backcross to Brittle Wax. Resistance: common bean mosaic, powdery mildew; tolerance to heat. Similar: United States 5 with exception of being wax. Adaptation: Southern regional. Southern Seedsman, Oct. 1942. 1944.

Asset (XPB251) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: very small sieve; good yield. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Laureat. PVP. 1991.

Astro (XP-CGR 2) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: dual purpose, white seeded, shipping and processing cultivar. Resistance: common mosaic, bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Harvester. Adaptation: southeastern United States, general. Asgrow Desc. Catalog 20, December. 1965.

Atlantic (XPB148) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, very long pods; colored seed coat. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Gatorgreen. Adaptation: eastern United Sates, other bean areas. PVP. 1984

Axel - Vendor: Vilmorin. Characteristics: for processing, pods diameter, extra fine to fine. Resistance: common bean mosaic virus, C. lindemuthianum. Similar: Irvel. 1989.

Baby Bop (XP351) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: round, green, bush snap bean for whole pack processing; darker pod color than Flevero, 65% sieve size 3, 3.8" long. Resistance: BCMV, anthracnose, rust. Adaptation: U.S. and Australia. ASTA Cultivar Listing.

Bambi (GP79-189) - Breeder: Dr. J. Morris. Vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: smaller sieve pods than Dandy, shorter and darker; 7-8 mm diameter pod and 9 cm long; mid to late season maturity; has an erect, open bush type. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Dandy. PVP. 1989.

Banquet (XPB250) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: slim pods, very dark green, good quality, good plant type. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Labrador. PVP. 1991.

BBL 109 - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co. PVP 8000049.

BBL 110 (GP76110) - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Parentage: Nunhems N800/BBL 210. PVP 9000105.

Beany Baby (XP366) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: round, green, bush snap bean for whole pack processing, medium dark color, 4" long, 63% sieve size 3. Resistance: BCMV I gene, anthracnose. Similar: Dandy. Adaptation: U.S. ASTA Cultivar Listing. PVP 9900073.

Beeline (E8269) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, early with good plant habit, high yield potential, good steam table holding ability, earlier than Blue Dawn. Resistance: common bean mosaic, bean virus 1A, some rust races. Similar: Bush Blue Lake. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1982.

Bef - Breeder and vendor: Royal Sluis B.V. Characteristics: 76 day, 15 cm round dark green pod on 35-45 cm erect plant; uniform pod set, high yield, slow prominence development. Resistance: BCMV, anthracnose. PVP 7700060.

Benchmark - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. PVP 9700096.

Benton - Breeder and vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: 59 day, #4 sieve, Tendercrop type for fresh or processing market; large upright bush with 13-15 cm pods. Resistance: BCMV races 1 and NY 15, bacterial brown spot tolerant. PVP 8300048.

Biscayne (XPB204) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: colored seed coat. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Triumph. PVP. 1987.

Blazer (GP 826414) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, erect bush and medium sieve size, green pods,5.5" long. Resistance: common mosaic, New York 15 strain; tolerance to some rust strains. Similar: BBL 47. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1986.

Blenda - Breeder: Nunhems. Vendor: Canners. Characteristics: very slender pods length 12 cm, 70 %, 6.5-8 mm sieve size, stringless. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus, anthracnose, bean yellow mosaic virus. 1989.

Blue Chip (CODE167) - Breeder: L. B. Kerr. Vendor: Musser. Characteristics: heavy yield, large sieve, Blue Lake type. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: OSU1604. PVP. 1984.

Blue Crop (E1209) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: late midseason, tall, upright habit; pods round, 6", medium blue-green color, solid flesh, very slow seed and fiber development, dark foliage color. Resistance: common bean mosaic, New York 15. Similar: Bush Blue Lake 274. Adaptation: Wisconsin, New York, mid-Atlantic, northwestern United States. 1974.

Blue Danube (1217) - Breeder: Northrup, King and Co. Parentage: closed. Characteristics: white seeded, green podded bush bean; slim, medium length pod, matures in Tendercrop season or slightly earlier, suited for whole bean pack. 1967.

Blue Dawn (E-5202) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, upright and slightly open habit, good holding ability; excellent Blue Lake pod color and flavor that holds into large sieve sizes. Resistance: common bean mosaic New York strain. Similar: Bush Blue Lake type. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1979.

Blue Gem (WM170-4) - Vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: Blue Gem is an upright bush type snap bean cultivar which has strong Blue Lake flavor and texture; pod color is dark green and yield is very good. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus, bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: OSU #4091-G. 1989.

Blue Knight (EI203) - Breeder: Dr. G. Emery. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: Bush Blue Lake type; early maturity, and upright plant habit. Resistance: bean virus 1A. PVP. 1988.

Blue Lagoon (RS5402) - Breeder: Waltrip. Vendor: Petoseed. Characteristics: bush bean, very dark pea, medium large size, vigorous plant type, medium early maturity. Resistance: curly top, cbmv. Similar: Blue Lake.

Blue Lake 65 - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co., Mountain View, California. Parentage: Morse's Pole 191 x Reg. Blue Lake. Characteristics: long, straight pods; pod color for processing. Adaptation: Pacific coast of United States. 1947.

Blue Lake FM-1 - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: 66 day, stringless, tall climbing,5.5-6.0', vines, 9-10 cm pods, round, green podded, pole bean. Resistance: BCMV race 1.

Blue Lake GV 2 - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co. PVP 7300023.

Blue Lake GV 150 - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co. PVP 7300024.

Blue Lake, Black Seeded - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Co. Parentage: Ideal Market Pole x United States 3 Pole. Characteristics: five foot, dark green pole type vine, round, straight, stringless pod, black seed. Resistance: common bean mosaic. Similar: Ideal Market Pole. Rogers Brothers Catalog, 1941.

Blue Max (2620) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup, King and Co. Characteristics: open pollination, large sieve, semi erect habit, dark green pod color. Similar: Oregon Blue Lake 1604. Adaptation: processing, home garden. 1972.

Blue Mountain (8BP-14) - Breeder: USDA-SEA/AR, Prosser. Wash. Characteristics: open pollinated, Blue Lake flavor, texture, color; upright bush habit; tolerance to heat during bloom; five days earlier and picks cleaner than BBL-94. Resistance: common bean mosaic, curly top. Similar: Tendercrop. Adaptation: arid western, midwestern United States. 1983.

Blue Ribbon - Breeder: Parker Brothers Seed Co., Knoxville, Tennessee. Vendor: Asgrow. Parentage: North Carolina local stock. Characteristics: pole bean, very excellent flavor, high yields and easy to grow. Resistance: bean rust. Similar: Striped Creaseback. Adaptation: southern United States. Association Seed. 1940.

Blue Ridge (FM103) - Breeder: Dr. G. Emery. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: round Greenpod market/ processing, dual use type; good seed vigor under cool soil conditions. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Producer. PVP. 1989.

Bluelake 1502 - Breeder and vendor: Seed Res. Specialists, Niagara Chem. Division, Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Corp. Characteristics: green podded bush bean, pods 5 x 3/8", round, stringless, quite straight, high quality, plants 12-15" high, vigorous, seeds white, bred for processing. Resistance: common mosaic, New York 15. Adaptation: wide. 1964.

Bluepak (81-WM-173-1) - Breeder: Dr. J. Morris. Vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: Bluepak is an early to mid season maturity Bush Blue Lake cultivar that combines typical BBL quality with a compact erect bush. Bluepak has a 15 cm pod with a 10-11 mm diameter. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: OSU #4755. PVP. 1985.

Bollie Green - Breeder and vendor: Albert Bollie. PVP 7200088.

Bollie White - Breeder and vendor: Albert Bollie. PVP 7200093.

Bonanza - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co. Characteristics: dark podded bean for processing, freezing. Adaptation: mechanical harvesting. Resistance: common mosaic, bean virus 1, New York 15, pod mottle. Similar: Gallatin 50. Adaptation: where ever snap beans are grown. 1964.

Bonanza Wax - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. PVP 7200026.

Bonvert (1204) - Breeder: Northrup, King and Co. Characteristics: green bush, white seed. Similar: Sprite but pods rounder and slightly larger and leaf color slightly lighter. 1966.

Bountiful Canner (Improved Bountiful) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. Parentage: Plentiful x Bountiful. Characteristics: one day later than Bountiful, heavier yielding, longer; slightly larger, less fibrous pod. Similar: Bountiful. Adaptation: Bountiful areas. Rogers Brothers Catalog, 1953.

Bounty (XP100) - Breeder: Ferry-Morse. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: an early white seeded green snap bean, approximately 50 days in maturity; pods are medium green, 5.75-6" in length, round in cross section, and are borne high on the plant in a large concentrated set. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Torrent, and Producer. PVP. 1985.

Briggs (SSG 1204) - Breeder and vendor: Shamrock Seed. Resistance: common bean rust; common bean mosaic, root rot. Similar: Hileah. Adaptation: all fresh market green bean growing areas. ASTA Cultivar Listing. PVP 9800026.

Brilliant - Breeder: Dept. of Hort., University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. Vendor: Merrimack Farmers Exchange. Parentage: cross between French Hort. and an heirloom bean known locally as Gage. Characteristics: this bean combines bright red pods of French Hort. with reddish beans of Gage; has short runners. Similar: Gage cultivar with bright red pods. Adaptation: northern New England. 1940.

Brio (XPB221) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: early high yield of medium dark green, medium long, slim pods. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Bronco. 88-89.

Broker's Choice - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. PVP 8100175.

Bronco (XPB 172) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, fresh market been with straight, slender, dark, shiny pods. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Strike. Adaptation: all bean areas. PVP.

Buriv (GP 721) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, midseason green podded cultivar with medium to long, pods that maintain small seeds and low pod fiber even when a high ratio of pods are six sieve size; excellent for cut or French slices. Resistance: common bean mosaic bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Greenpak. Adaptation: wide. PVP.

Burly - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. PVP 8100032.

Burpee's Golden Pole - Breeder and vendor: W.A. Burpee Co. Parentage: plant selection from unknown European cultivar. Characteristics: early, completely stringless and fiberless at all stages, bears from bottom of plant and has exceptionally fine flavor and bright color. Similar: Golden Cluster Wax. Adaptation: wide. Burpee Catalog 1954.

Burpee's Richgreen - Breeder and vendor: W.A. Burpee Co. Parentage: mutation in Wade. Characteristics: distinct extra dark green pod and color carries through flesh. Resistance: common mosaic, bean virus 1, New York 15, powdery mildew. Similar: Wade. Adaptation: wide. 1966.

Burpee's Tender Pod - Breeder and vendor: W.A. Burpee Co. Characteristics: pods 4.5-5.5" long, round, dark green, of excellent quality, distinct long spur, not found in other snap beans. Adaptation: wide. Burpee Catalog 1941.

Bush Blue Lake (XP 240) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co., New Haven, Connecticut. Characteristics: pod characteristics of Stringless Blue Lake Pole bean with determinate plant of standard bush types; white seeded. Resistance: common and New York 15 bean virus. Adaptation: wide. Asgrow Desc. List, January. 1961.

Bush Blue Lake 47 (XP B47) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Parentage: 9W x BBL 274. Characteristics: erect plants, Blue Lake pod, generally good yield and pod quality. Resistance: New York 15. Similar: Bush Blue Lake 274. Adaptation: wide. 1974.

Bush Blue Lake 53 (XP 53) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, Bush Blue Lake 290 except four to five days earlier. Resistance: New York 15. Similar: Blue Lake 290. Adaptation: northwestern United States. 1975.

Bush Blue Lake 92 (XP B92) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, large podded, early-midseason Blue Lake for processing and fresh market. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Thor and Bush Blue Lake 274. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1977.

Bush Blue Lake 94 (XP B94) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, late season, large podded Blue Lake for processing and fresh market. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Bush Blue Lake 274. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1977.

Bush Blue Lake 141 (Code 141) - Breeder and vendor: Charter Seed Co. Characteristics: moderately erect plant with pods having many Blue Lake attributes borne high. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Bush Blue Lake. Adaptation: wide. 1969.

Bush Blue Lake 156 (BX-156-2-3-6) - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Parentage: OSU 4843-1 /4/ Rogers GP#473 / OSU 58 // GP66937A /3/ White seeded provider / Blue lake FM-1.

Bush Blue Lake 274 (XP 274) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: high yielding bush cultivar with pods, comparable in texture, quality, slowness of seed and fiber development to pole Blue Lakes types. Resistance: common mosaic, bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Bush Blue Lake. Adaptation: wide. 1964.

Bush Blue Lake 283 (XP 283) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: improved version of original Bush Blue Lake with same excellent pod texture and quality but more uniform set and yield. Resistance: common mosaic, bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Bush Blue Lake. Adaptation: believed quite wide. 1967.

Bush Blue Lake 290 (XP 290 B) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: slender podded bush Blue Lake with more rapid seed development than BBL274. Resistance: New York 15 mosaic. Similar: BBL274. Adaptation: northwestern United States.

Bush Blue Lake Advance (XP B90) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, early, medium sieve, high quality, Blue Lake. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Oregon 1604 and other Blue Lakes. Adaptation: Pacific northwest, northeastern, midwestern United States. PVP 7700088. 1977.

Bush Blue Lake Rio (XP B74) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, early, high quality Blue Lake for general purpose processing. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Lake Superior, Lake Shasta, Lake Geneva. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1977.

Bush Blue Lake Supreme (XP B41) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Parentage: SBL 7 x Bush Blue Lake 272. Characteristics: earlier than Bush Blue Lake 274, slow seed development, meaty flesh. Resistance: common bean mosaic, New York 15. Similar: Bush Blue Lake 274. Asgrow Catalog, 1972.

Bush Kentucky Wonder 125 - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Characteristics: 58 days, Kentucky Wonder type, 15-17 cm flat pods on strong bush. PVP 8200145.

Bush Romano 350 - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. PVP 9000104.

Bush Romano 635 (635-1-13) - Breeder: Dr. P. Moser. Vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: a 59 day, home garden type Romano; pods are 14-16 cm in length and have a medium green color that is persistent through maturation; pod flavor is typical of Oregon Blue Lake types. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15, curly top. Similar: Roma. PVP. 1989.

Bush Romano 71 (E1203) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: more upright habit, longer pod, greater yield potential that Bush Romano 14; uniform, vinaceous, cinnamon seed color. Similar: Bush Romano 14. Adaptation: Oregon, Wisconsin, New York, California. 1972.

Cabretta 78 (RS 1263) - Breeder and vendor: Royal Sluis B.V. Characteristics: medium late maturity, small seeded, dwarf French bean for whole bean processing. Resistance: halo blight tolerant. PVP 8200130.

Cadillac (RS 1260, EU 11666 in Europe) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: medium late maturity for processor use, perhaps also fresh market use; end product grade = 6 and 9 mm; pod length is 10-11 cm. Resistance: anthracnose, halo blight, bean common mosaic. Similar: Remeo, Sigma. Adaptation: NAFTA (processing and fresh market), Europe (processing). PVP applied for. 2004.

Caesar (E8270) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, white seeded, pods hold freshness for a very long period. Resistance: common bean mosaic, bean virus 1A. Similar: Bush Romano 14. Adaptation: Oregon. PVP. 1982.

Calgreen - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Characteristics: 60 days, Greencrop type with 16 cm flat green pods on large upright bush. PVP 9000106.

Calgreen (GP81381-2-8) - Breeder: Dr. J. Morris. Vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: Calgreen is a narrow flat, green podded snap bean cultivar that is similar to Greengenes, but Clagreen has a more erect bush which holds the pods high; pods are darker green and are straight and uniform. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Greengenes. PVP. 1990.

Calima - Breeder: Nunhems Zaden. Vendor: Nunhems. Characteristics: filet type dwarf French bean, stringless, pod length 18-20 cm, dark green, best suited for hand harvest. PVP. 1991.

Canfreezer - Breeder: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta., Baton Rouge. Vendor: Reuter Seed Co. Parentage: Giant Stringless Greenpod x Ideal Market. Characteristics: early, high yield, stringless, good for fresh market, canning, freezing, high quality. Resistance: rust. Similar: Blue Lake. Adaptation: southern, southeastern United States. 1948.

Cape (XP B40) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: open pollinated, large sieve, round pod with some fiber for shipping. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15; tolerance to one or more races of bean rust. Adaptation: wide: Italy, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, United States. PVP 7600067. 1976.

Caprice (HMX 0944) - Breeder: Steve Magnuson. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: green bean type; 56 days to maturity; upright plant habit; high pod set; sieve size 4; pods are medium dark green and 5.5 inches long. Resistance: bacterial brown spot. Adaptation: home garden, U.S. 2003.

Capricorn - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. PVP 200000057.

Carlo (XPB282) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: excellent dark pod color and straightness, excellent for whole pod bean, nice pod position. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Banquet. 1993.

Cascade (KB-3) - Breeder and vendor: Keystone Seed Co. Parentage: Tendercrop x 154-40. Characteristics: dark, round, five and a half ", low fiber pod, mechanical harvest. Similar: Tendercrop. Resistance: common bean virus, New York 15. Adaptation: wide. 1966.

Cascade Giant (OSU5398) - Breeder: J. R. Baggett. Vendor: OSU. Characteristics: indeterminate plant, round stringless pod, mottled: very long, up to 11 or 12". Similar: Oregon Giant. 1992.

Castano (SB4218) - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. PVP 200000048.

Castel - Vendor: Vilmorin. Resistance: C. lindemuthianum, CBMV, Pseudomonas phaseolicola. 1988.

Castleforte (XP 4003) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, broad bean of medium maturity with pods medium green, long round oval with seven to eight large seed. Similar: Simonia, Super Simonia, Aquadulce. 1980.

Catskill (KB-4) - Breeder and vendor: Keystone Seed Co. Characteristics: round, smooth, light green, 5-6" pods; high percentage of size four pods, mechanical harvest. Resistance: common bean virus. 1966.

Celtic (HB324-1-2-3) - Breeder: Rogers. Vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: whole pack bean for and on fourth length, two to three sieve, medium dark green pods, erect bush. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15, ctv. Similar: Dandy. PVP. 1993.

Century Gold (Wax 819) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, unusually fleshy pod, slow seed and fiber development, straight pods, longer than typical wax bean pods. Resistance: common bean mosaic. Similar: Kinghorn Wax. Adaptation: wide. 1976.

Champagne (pole) - Breeder: Dept. of Hort., University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. Vendor: Billy Hepler Co. Parentage: New Hampshire heirloom stock. Characteristics: fast growing pole bean that sets clusters of Kentucky Wonder-like beans but larger with better quality. Similar: Kentucky Wonder. Adaptation: northern New England.

Checkmate (XP B46) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Parentage: 9W x BBL 274. Characteristics: open pollinated, Tendercrop type plant, pods about Early Gallatin color and darker than Eagle; for processing. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Eagle, Early Gallatin. Adaptation: wide. 1974.

Cherokee (Wax Valentine) - Breeder: Clemson College Truck Expt. Sta., Charleston, South Carolina. Vendor: Associated Seed Growers. Parentage: mutation from Asgrow Valentine. Characteristics: Valentine type, wax; high yielding, excellent color pods. Similar: Sure Crop. Adaptation: general. Asgrow Catalog 12, March, 1947.

Chevert Stringless - Breeder and vendor: Corneli Seed Co., Saint Louis. Parentage: selection from Chevrier Vert. x B2008. Characteristics: stringless, flat pod; green seed. Resistance: some forms of mosaic. Similar: Chevrier Vert. Corneli Des. Catalog 14. 1956.

Choctaw - Breeder: J.A. Campbell, Truck Crops Branch Expt. Sta., Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Parentage: selection from green line B1387-1-13-3-1 from crosses and outcrosses involving Great Northern Idaho 1, United States Refugee 1, United States 5, mosaic resistant rogue, Black Valentine, World Fair, Commodore. Characteristics: high yields; capacity to produce under high temperatures; low fiber content. Resistance: common bean mosaic. Similar: Cherokee. Adaptation: southern, eastern United States. 1958.

Cinguow (XPB305) - Breeder: Asgrow. Characteristics: small sieve bean, medium color. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus, ARE gene. 1995.

Citation (XPB 169) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, slender podded processing bean. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Eagle. Adaptation: all been areas. PVP. 1986.

Classic (Greenpod 150) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Co. Characteristics: dark green, Tendercrop type bush; slender in sieve size. Resistance: curly top, bean virus 1, summer death (Australia). Adaptation: western, midwestern, eastern United States. 1970.

Cloudburst - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. PVP 9800015.

Coaster - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co., Mountain View, California. Parentage: Morse's Pole 191 x Early Blue Lake. Characteristics: long, slender pods; earliness. Similar: Morse's Pole 191. Adaptation: western coast of United States. 1948.

Coloma (GP 563) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Co. Parentage: Tendercrop x Oregon State University BBL 410. Characteristics: Blue Lake pod quality with straighter, smoother pod and more erect bush than Bush Blue Lake. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15; tolerance to certain strains of bean rust, root tot. Similar: Tempo. Adaptation: general. 1967.

Colt (GP79-140) - Breeder: Dr. J. Morris. Vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: approximately 58 days to fresh maturity; 5.25" pod length and averages a three to four sieve; has medium dark and bright green pod color, with round, straight, smooth pods. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Slenderette. 1987.

Columbia - Breeder: USDA, Oregon and Washington Experiment Stations. Parentage: hybrid; sister line to Pioneer x Stringless Blue Lake. Characteristics: resistance to curly top virus, common mosaic. Similar: Commercial Blue Lake. Adaptation: Pacific Northwest. Oregon State Hort. Sci., 1950. 1954.

Comet (251B) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: white seeded cultivar for canning and freezing. Pods bright green after processing. Resistance: common mosaic (bean virus 1 arid New York 15). Similar: White Seeded Slendergreen. Adaptation: general. 1965.

Comet (251B) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: white seeded cultivar for canning and freezing. Pods bright green after processing. Resistance: common mosaic (bean virus 1 arid New York 15). Similar: White Seeded Slendergreen. Adaptation: general. 1965.

Concesa (HMX 8996) - Breeder: Steve Magnuson. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: bush green bean type; 55 day maturity; strong upright plant habit, high pod set and strong seedling vigor; pods dark green, 6.0 inches long, 3 to 4 sieve. Resistance: BCMV, rust (races 38, 53, 72) and beet curly top virus. Adaptation: U.S. 2002.

Conquistador (XP 381) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: round, green bush snap for processing, #4 average sieve size, heat stress tolerant. Resistance: BCMV, bacterial brown spot. Similar: Brio. Adaptation: North America. ASTA Cultivar Listing. PVP 9900433.

Contender (Phaseolus vulgaris) - Breeder: Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina; Mississippi, Alabama, Florida Agric. Expt. Sta. cooperated in this release. Parentage: Commodore x Streamliner x United States 5 Refugee. Characteristics: long, round pods, lending to slightly oval, seed buff, extremely early. Resistance: common bean mosaic, powdery mildew. Similar: St. Black Valentine. Adaptation: very wide. Seed World. Jan. 20, 1950.

Cooper Wax - Breeder: Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina. Parentage: Brittle Wax x United States 5 Refugee (selection). Characteristics: heat tolerance. Resistance: common bean mosaic, powdery mildew. Similar: Brittle Wax. Adaptation: southern regional. Southern Seedsman, Oct., 1942. 1944.

Corneli 14 - Breeder and vendor: Corneli Seed Co., Saint Louis. Parentage: Wade x B2008. Characteristics: white seed; large bush with pods held well off ground; good for mechanical picking; medium long, slender, round pods. Resistance: mosaic some forms of bacterial blight. Adaptation: wide. Corneli Des. Catalog 14. 1957.

Crest (XPB198) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: high yield, high quality. Resistance: halo blight, bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Blue Lake 47. PVP. 1990.

Criolla - Breeder: Puerto Rico Agric. Expt. Sta., Rio Piedras. Vendor: Farms Division, Puerto Rico Agric. Expt. Sta. Parentage: Bonita x Selection 210 of Southern United States Reg. Veg. Laboratory. Characteristics: low in fiber, high productivity, withstand hot weather. Resistance: rust. Similar: Bonita. Adaptation: tropics. 1953.

Crossville (E4206) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, Blue Crop type with better habit, earlier maturity, better yield potential, darker pod color, smaller sieve size. Resistance: common bean mosaic, NY strain; field tolerance to rust in Cumberland Plateau. Similar: Blue Crop. Adaptation: wide. PVP.

Cumberland (E1212) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: late midseason, very tall, upright habit, dark green foliage color with firm, round, uniform, five and a half " pods of medium blue-green color, very slow seed and fiber development. Resistance: common bean mosaic, New York 15. Similar: Early Harvest. Adaptation: Wisconsin, New York. 1974.

Cutlass (MOX8036) - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, Bush Kentucky Wonder type; pod similar to Greencrop, but less fibrous and persistent green color. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus, New York 15 strain, bean mosaic virus. Similar: Greencrop. Adaptation: southern California, Arizona, Bush Kent, Wonder areas. PVP. 1985.

Cyclone (XP344) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: flat pod, Kentucky Wonder type, bush green bean, upright plant, very high pod position, smooth pods, 52 day maturity. Resistance: BCMV. Similar: Green Crop. Adaptation: SE and NE United States and Canada. ASTA Cultivar Listing. PVP 9700327.

Dade (SES no.1) - Breeder: Sub-Tropical Expt. Sta., Homestead, Florida. Parentage: Florigreen x McCaslan. Characteristics: pole bean, vigorous, high yield, long straight pods. Resistance: rust, common and southern bean mosaic, intumescence. Similar: McCaslan. Adaptation: southern United States. Florida Expt. Sta. Circ. S-142. 1962.

Dandy (GP 76-139) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, early maturing green podded cultivar with pods slightly longer than 4", mostly three sieved size or smaller; suited for whole pack and has unique slow seed development. Resistance: common bean mosaic bean virus 1, New York 15, anthracnose. Similar: Cometa. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1980.

Dart (FM 658) - Breeder: Robert Gehin. Vendor: Harris Moran. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: 52-day maturity; medium dark green pods, 5.1 inches long; pod size distribution at processing maturity: 20% 1-3; 60% 4; 20% 5-sieve. Resistance: BCMV, I gene. Adaptation: processing; U.S. US patent #6,211,441 B1. 2002.

Daytona (FM 477) - Breeder: Ferry-Morse. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: strong plant growth, concentrated maturity, smooth long pods. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Javelin.

Del Rey - Breeder and vendor: Northrup, King and Co. Characteristics: Harvester type with darker pod. Similar: Harvester. 1969.

Deli (NUN 0891) - Breeder: Nunhems. Vendor: Nunhems. Characteristics: improved Romano type. Resistance: common bean mosaic virus. Similar: Romano II.

Delight (X Ida 3817) - Breeder: University Idaho, Twin Falls. Parentage: Full Measure, Red Valentine Corbett, Refugee, Burtner's Blight Proof, Tenderpod. Characteristics: erect bush, small sieve, straight, medium green pod, brown seed coat. Resistance: curly top virus, common bean mosaic A, New York 15, some races rust, powdery mildew. Idaho Agric. Expt. Sta. Bulletin 442. 1965.

Delinel - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. PVP 7100091.

Derby (FM175) - Breeder: Dr. G. Emery. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: combination shipping, processing; home garden cultivar; strong upright habit, long pods, white seeded. Resistance: bean virus 1, bean virus 1A. Similar: Eagle. PVP. 1990.

Distinction (RS 08091391) - Breeder and vendor: Royal Sluis. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: fresh market, garden bean, medium large sieve, grading 9-12 mm, pod length 12-14 cm. Resistance: BCMV, rust. Similar: Grenoble. Adaptation: northeast and southwest coastal U.S. 2001.

Dixie Belle - Breeder: Everglades Expt. Sta., Belle Glade, Florida. Parentage: Florida Belle selection (from natural crosses). Characteristics: round podded. Resistance: several strains of rust, mildew, mosaic. Similar: Refugee. Adaptation: southeastern United States. Florida Agric. Expt. Sta. Annual Report, page 185, 1946.

Dorabel - Vendor: Vilmorin. Resistance: common bean mosaic virus, Pseudomonas phaseolicola. Similar: Maxidor. 1983.

Duchess - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Parentage: Slenderette / Brown seeded breeding line. PVP 9000201.

Duluth - Breeder: University of Minnesota, Saint Paul. Parentage: Refugee x Crystal White Wax. Characteristics: white pod color. This cultivar was never adopted by seed trade and is no longer in existence. Similar: Refugee. Minnesota Hort. 67: 65, 1939.

Dwarf Golden Carmine - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Co. Characteristics: pod 7", yellow, mottled with red, flat stringless; obsolete. Rogers Brothers Catalog, 1934.

Eagle (XP B13) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Parentage: Roundup x BBL 274. Characteristics: unique, slender podded Tendercrop type; high production; long pods with low fiber; and slow seed development. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Tenderette. Adaptation: general. Asgrow Desc. Catalog 1971. PVP. 1972.

Earligreen - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. Parentage: {[(Idaho Refugee x Tendergreen) x Tendergreen] x Sensation Refugee 1071} x USDA B2008. Characteristics: uniform set, slim, medium dark green, round, smooth, stringless pod; white seeded. Resistance: common bean mosaic. Rogers Brothers Catalog, 1957. 1957.

Earliserve (CODE151) - Breeder: L. B. Kerr. Vendor: Musser. Characteristics: very early small pod with Blue Lake flavor and appearance. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. 1984.

Earliwax - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. Selection from undisclosed cross. Characteristics: early pure gold wax type, white seeded. Resistance: common bean mosaic. Similar: Puregold Wax. Adaptation: wide. Rogers Brothers Catalog, 1961. 1959.

Early Blue (E4203) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, very early maturing, Bush Blue Lake type, heavy yielding. Resistance: bean virus 1A. Similar: OSU 1604, OSU 58. Adaptation: Pacific northwest. 1977.

Early Gallatin (H48-2) - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co., Twin Falls, Idaho. Characteristics: white seeded, compact bush, concentrated pod set, borne high on plant, suitable for machine harvest; exceptional yield and quality, for canning, freezing, whole, cut, French style. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15, pod mottle virus. Similar: Gallatin 50. Adaptation: all bean areas. 1961.

Early Harvest (XP 260) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: a dual purpose, white seeded cultivar for shipping arid canning. Resistance: common mosaic, bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Harvester. Adaptation: general. 1963.

Early Riser (EO215) - Breeder: Dr. G. Emery. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: heavy, consistent yielder with vigorous seed quality; good upright habit, large/medium leaves, medium in number; dark green, straight, long pods, Greenpod processing bean for canning and freezing, late midseason maturity. Resistance: bean virus 1A, bean virus 1. Similar: Early Gallatin, Cascade. 1983.

Early Sunray - Breeder and vendor: Bakker Brothers of Idaho, Inc. PVP 8800069.

Eastern Butterwax - Breeder and vendor: Eastern States Farmers' Exchange, West Springfield, Massachusetts. Parentage: segregation from Tekoa. Characteristics: vigorous plants, clear wax round pods; 6.5-7" long; nearly straight. Adaptation: northeastern, northwestern United States. E.S. Veg. Seed Catalog 1958.

Eastern Horticultural - Breeder and vendor: Eastern States Farmers' Exchange, West Springfield, Massachusetts, Selection from University of New Hampshire breeding material. Characteristics: early, nonrunning, French Horticultural type. Adaptation: northeastern United States. 1962 E.S. Catalog.

Emerald Refugee - Breeder and vendor: Northrup, King and Co., Minneapolis. Parentage: closed. Characteristics: darker green pods, larger leaves, more upright plant than Idaho Refugee; does not discolor brine. Resistance: common mosaic. Similar: Idaho Refugee. Adaptation: Refugee areas. Northrup, King and Co. distribution list 1952. 1952.

Empress (121 Green Bush Bean) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup, King and Co. Vendor: Sun Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated, medium sieve, longer podded and darker than Green Isle; pods are round, straight, white seeded; plants 16-18" tall; firm upright bush. Similar: Green Isle. Adaptation: wide. 1978.

Encore (100 (White Seeded Gallatin 50)) - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co., Twin Falls, Idaho. Characteristics: white seeded, upright bush, pods borne high on plant, suitable for machine harvest, good yields and high quality for canning, freezing, cut, or French style pack. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15, pod mottle virus. Similar: Gallatin 50. Adaptation: all bean areas. 1964.

Endurance - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Parentage: Labrador / Champ. PVP 9400124.

Envy - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: Wisc 71-3938 / Oregon 4094-3. Characteristics: 56 days, 6" dark green pods; Bush Blue Lake type, #4-5 sieve. Resistance: BCMV (I). PVP 9200140.

Epoch - Breeder and vendor: Wilbur-Ellis Co. PVP 8100017.

Era (XPB253) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: very small sieve wax bean; good yield. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. 1991.

Espada - Vendor: Harris Moran. 1988.

Eureka (XPB 167) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, small sieve wax garden bean. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Goldrush. Adaptation: all bean areas. PVP. 1986.

Evergreen - Breeder and vendor: van Waveren Pflanzenzucht GmbH. PVP 8400132.

Excaliber (XP 08190505) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: intermediate sieve, dual purpose type, pods 13 cm long, very dark green, high quality; for processing and fresh market. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus ("I" gene), anthracnose (races Delta, Gamma), intermediate resistant halo blight. Similar: Medinah, Slenderpack. Adaptation: NAFTA - northeast and northwest U.S. PVP application #200300181. 2003.

Executive - Breeder and vendor: Northrup, King and Co., Minneapolis. Selection from Tendercrop. Characteristics: tan to buff seeded. Tendercrop type. Similar: Tendercrop. Northrup, King list, 1962.

Expressway (E6209) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, large sieve type, early processor, hold very well, very slow seed and fiber development. Resistance: common bean, mosaic, bean virus 1A. Similar: Early Gallatin. Adaptation: New York. PVP. 1982.

Extender - Breeder and vendor: USDA at United States Vegetable Breeding Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina. Parentage: Brittle Wax, World Fair, Unrivaled Wax, Mosaic Resistant Refugee, Commodore, United States 5, Black Valentine, Asgrow St. Green Pod, Logan. Characteristics: very early, high early yield, long keeping quality, good initial vigor, pods pick with few stems. Resistance: common bean mosaic, pod mottle virus New York 15. Adaptation: wide. Seed World 27 February. 1959.

EZ Gold (127 108) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis/Petoseed. Characteristics: Yellow pod wax bean, pod length13, plant height 40 cm. 80 days to maturity. Resistance: CBM, RSP, Xant. A. Similar Goldrush. Adaptation: Home gardens. ASTA Cultivar Listing.

Falcon (XP294) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: slender pod with good yield potential, erect bush. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Slimgreen. Adaptation: general. Asgrow Desc. Catalog, 1971. PVP.

Ferrari - Breeder and vendor: Gebroeders Bakker Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V. PVP 9500119.

Fesca (NUN7324) - Breeder: Nunhems Zaden. Vendor: Nunhems. Characteristics: very good heat resistance, slow seed development, good pod quality, dark green pod color. Resistance: anthracnose, bean common mosaic virus, bean yellow mosaic virus, halo blight. 1991.

Festiva (XP378) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: round podded very dark green bush bean; pods 5.5" long. Resistance: BCMV. Similar: True Blue. Adaptation: processing in U.S. ASTA Cultivar Listing. PVP 9900071.

Finesse (HMX7955) - Vendor: Harris Moran. 1989.

Flamata (RS 200) - Breeder and vendor: Royal Sluis B.V. Characteristics: 91 day maturity, 14 cm flageolet bean on 30-40 cm plants; 6 seeds per pod. Resistance: common bean mosaic, Anthracnose. PVP 8100086.

Flash - Breeder: Dept. of Hort., University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire. Vendor: Hepler Seed Co. Parentage: cross between French Hort. and an heirloom bean known locally as Gage. Characteristics: a true dwarf bean with red shell beans, adapted especially for selling on roadside stands, shelled or in pods. Similar: Gage with bright red pods. Adaptation: northern New England. 1942.

Flatbush (FM142) - Breeder: Dr. G. C. Emery. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: flat-podded green crop type with heavy concentrated yields; pods are straight, smooth, uniform, medium green, white seeded. Resistance: bean virus 1A. Similar: Greencrop. PVP. 1988.

Flaveol (77-RS-1703) - Breeder and vendor: Royal Sluis B.V. Characteristics: 91 day maturity, 14 cm flageolet bean on 30-40 cm plants; 6 kidney/round shaped seeds per pod. Resistance: common bean mosaic, anthracnose. PVP 8100101.

Flavor Sweet (HMX 0946) - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: green bean, round whole bean.

Flevoro - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. PVP 9200197.

Flexo (Xpb314) - Breeder: Asgrow. Characteristics: compact plant type, glossy, dark green pods, fresh market. Resistance: ARE gene, bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Xera.

Flo (XPB 3069) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, early green bean for processing or fresh market, good concentration of yield in sieve size 4. Resistance: CMV type 15, anthracnose-alpha, beta, gamma, lambda strains. Similar: Early Bird. PVP 8000123. 1980.

Florida Belle (Belle's) - Breeder: Everglades Expt. Sta., Belle Glade, Florida. Characteristics: flat podded. Resistance: strains of rust, mildew. Similar: Bountiful. Adaptation: Florida Everglades area. 1943.

Florida White Wax - Breeder: Everglades Expt. Sta., Belle Glade, Florida. Vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Parentage: Brittle Wax x United States 5 Refugee. Resistance: rust, mildew, common bean mosaic. Similar: Brittle Wax. Southern Seedsman, 1943. 1944.

Florigreen - Breeder: A.P. Lorz, J.M. Walter, Florida Expt. Sta., Gainesville, Gulf Coast Branch Sta., Bradenton, Florida. Parentage: selection from FM-191 x Pinto 5. Characteristics: heavy yield, dark green pod, disease resistant. Resistance: common bean rust, common and southern mosaic. Similar: FM-191. Adaptation: southern United States. Florida Agric. Expt. Sta. Circ. S-92. 1958.

Footlong (SC-80H) - Breeder and vendor: Clemson Coastal Expt. Sta. and USDA. Vendor: South Carolina Foundation Seed Association Characteristics: open pollinated, long, fattish green pod. Resistance: tolerant to heat. Similar: Dade. Adaptation: wide. 1980.

French Filet - Vendor: W. Atlee Burpee Co.

Frenchy (RS 2216) - Breeder and vendor: Royal Sluis. Parentage: Prelude x own parent lines. PVP 8000138.

Fullgreen (Phaseolus vulgaris) - Breeder: Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Laboratory, USDA, Charleston, South Carolina. Parentage. N922B x Great Northern 1. Characteristics: round, straight, dark green pods with very low fiber content. Resistance: common and Halo blight, common bean mosaic. Adaptation: northeastern United States. Seed World. 1950.

Fury (XP349) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: round green bush snap bean, sieve size 4-5, heat set potential; pods 5.4" long, medium green color, 64 days to maturity. Resistance: bacterial brown spot, BCMV. Similar: True Blue. ASTA Cultivar Listing. PVP 200000130.

Gabriella (XP B3011) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Parentage: Matidor x Pop. Characteristics: open pollinated, early wax bean with good butter pod color, relatively short pods on small bush, white seed. Resistance: four races anthracnose, bean virus 1. Similar: Earliwax, Bonanza. Adaptation: Europe. 1975.

Gaelic (XP B3024) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, short, slender pod for whole or cut style processing. Resistance: bean virus 1, one or more races of anthracnose. Similar: Pico, Pirol. Adaptation: wide: United States, Sweden, Europe. PVP 7700067.

Galagmen (H 69-1) - Breeder and vendor:, by Gallatin Valley Seed Co. Characteristics: white seed, long, very dark green, low fiber, high quality pods on erect bush, processor. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15, pod mottle BV. Similar: White-Seeded Tendercrop. 1969.

Galagold - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co. PVP 8000048.

Galamor - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co. PVP 7300025.

Galaslim - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co. PVP 7300022.

Gallatin 50 - Breeder and vendor: Gallatin Valley Seed Co., Twin Falls, Idaho. Characteristics: ivory or cream colored seed. Tendercrop type. Resistance: common bean mosaic, New York 15 virus. 1961.

Gardengreen (Green Pod-91) - Breeder and vendor: Charter Seed Co., Twin Falls, Idaho. Characteristics: vigorous growth, high disease resistance, ability to produce abundantly under adverse conditions and of high quality; selection from undisclosed cross, a distinct cultivar. Resistance: common bean mosaic; tolerance to root rot. Adaptation: United States, Canada. Seed World, 7 March. 1958.

Gator Green 15 (E 1207) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: fresh market type, 7", slim, oval-round, medium light green pod, upright habit. Resistance: bean virus 1A. Similar: to Greencrop. 1972.

Gem (NCX806) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Parentage: selection from breeding lines obtained from University of Maine. Characteristics: open pollinated, long, smooth, straight, bright yellow pods, intermediate sieve size, good processed, canned, frozen quality. Similar: Earliwax. Adaptation: New York, Wisconsin, Pacific north west. 1975.

Gentry - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Characteristics: 54 days, mild blue lake type on medium erect bush, 12-13 cm long, round, green pods. Resistance: BCMV races 1 and NY 15. PVP 9100041.

Gentry (H493-1-6-1) - Breeder: Dr. P. Moser. Vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: Victor is a slender podded, medium early cultivar, adapted for processing and fresh market use. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Slenderette. 1989.

Gina (XP R35) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Parentage: Romano x unintroduced breeding lines. Characteristics: flat podded, white seeded bean on erect bush. Resistance: common bean mosaic, New York 15, Similar: Bush Romano. Adaptation: general. 1975.

Gipsy (XPB 4017) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, Borlotto bush type with improved red color. Similar: Taylor's Horticultural. Adaptation: Italy. PVP. 1987.

Gold Mine (XPB230) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: medium sieve wax bean. Resistance: halo blight. Similar: Goldrush. 1989.

Goldcoast (B3929-1) - Breeder: USDA, Veg. Breeding Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina. Vendor: various seedsmen. Parentage: involves Logan 5, Tendergreen, Dixie Belle, Extender, Cranberry. Characteristics: wax type with broad based genetic background, acceptable quality for processing and fresh market. Resistance: common bean mosaic, several races of rust; tolerance to Rhizoctonia, Pythium, Macrophomina seedling rots. Adaptation: general in United States. 1974.

Goldcrop (9AI-2 wax) - Breeder and vendor: USDA, Prosser, Wash. Parentage: Prosser Hybrid 62160-B-3-1-1-B-B-B-B-B-B [1831-34 x (24 x 710-5)] x (6373 x Pencil Pod Wax). Characteristics: white seeded wax on upright bush, pods borne high and suitable for mechanical harvesting, slender round pods, long, straight, smooth with good seed quality. Resistance: common bean mosaic, curly top virus. Similar: Kinghorn Wax. Adaptation: major snap bean production areas. 1974.

Golden Gem - Breeder: University of Idaho, Moscow. Parentage: Corbett Refugee, Idaho Refugee type, Burtner Blight-Proof, Early Wonder Wax. Characteristics: high yield and quality, white seeded wax, for home gardens in areas subject to curly top epiphytotics and as possible whole pod pack cultivar. Resistance: curly top, common bean mosaic, bean virus 1, variant of common bean mosaic bean virus 1A. Similar: Early Wonder Wax. Adaptation: wide regional. Idaho Agric. Expt. Sta. Bulletin 217. 1954.

Golden Lake - Breeder: State College of Washington, West. Washington Expt. Sta., Pullman. Vendor: various seed companies. Parentage: F7 of Puregold x Blue Lakes 65. Characteristics: pods golden yellow and considerably smaller in diameter than Blue Lake but about same length. Resistance: common bean mosaic. Similar: Blue Lake. Adaptation: Blue Lake area. Wash. State College Circ. 444.

Golden Rod (E4221) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, high yielding, high quality wax bean, slightly later maturing than Earliwax. Resistance: bean virus 1. Similar: Earliwax. Adaptation: Wisconsin, New York, Oregon. 1977.

Golden Ruler - Breeder: Michigan Agric. Expt. Sta. Vendor: Keystone and others. Parentage: (Green Crop x Romano) Kinghorn Wax. Characteristics: open pollinated, cans and freezes well, flat Romano type pods, concentrated set. Resistance: common bean mosaic virus, certain strains of rust. Adaptation: wide. 1979.

Golden Sands (E6208) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, high yield potential over a wide range of conditions, good plant habit, pods long, straight, smooth. Resistance: common bean mosaic, NY strain. Similar: Earliwax. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1979.

Goldette (Code 130) - Breeder and vendor: Charter Seed Co. Characteristics: yellow wax color develops early, excellent yield, mechanical harvest. Resistance: common, New York 15, pod mottle BV. 1970.

Goldie (Wax 72-223) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Parentage: NYSAES line WB6-11 as one parent. Characteristics: open pollinated, erect, compact bush with small leaves and pods that are 5-5.5" long, straight, round and smooth at prime canning stage with golden color. Resistance: common bean mosaic bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Earliwax. Adaptation: wide. PVP 1980.

Goldkist - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Characteristics: 59 days, full season Slenderwax type, 14-15cm long pods on large upright bush. Resistance: BCMV races 1 and NY 15, bacterial brown spot tolerant; tolerant to some rusts. PVP 8600053.

Goldrush (XP B91) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, early-midseason, long pod, medium sieve wax cultivar. Resistance: New York 15. Similar: Bonanza Wax. Adaptation: wide. PVP 7700097. 1977.

Gourmand (NCX 8024) - Breeder and vendor: Moran. Characteristics: same as Gourmet; Bush Blue Lake type; pods average 5.5-6.25" long, slow seed development; average 60 % five sieve and above; pods set high on moderately erect bush; good eating flavor. Resistance: interlocular cavitation, adverse seasonal conditions. Similar: BBL274. 1984.

Gourmet (NCX 8024) - Breeder and vendor: Moran. Characteristics: same as Gourmand; Bush Blue Lake type; pods average 5.5-6.25" long, slow seed development; average 60 % five sieve and above; pods set high on moderately erect bush; good eating flavor. Resistance: interlocular cavitation, adverse seasonal conditions. Similar: BBL274. PVP. 1984.

Grand Canyon - Breeder and vendor: Idaho Seed Bean Co. PVP 7600012.

Green Cluster - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co., Mountain View, California. Parentage: United States 5 x Dixie Belle types. Characteristics: white seed, round pod processing for mechanical harvesting. Resistance: common, New York 15 bean mosaic. Similar: W.S. Tendergreen. Adaptation: all bean growing areas. Ferry-Morse desc. list. 1959.

Green Gator 15 - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Characteristics: 53 days, 6-7" pod size, #4 sieve, round/oval pods. Resistance: BCMV (I).

Green Isle (144) - Breeder: Northrup, King and Co. Parentage: closed. Characteristics: white seeded bush, green podded. Resistance: tolerance to common mosaic. Similar: White Seeded Tendercrop. 1967.

Green Ruler - Breeder: Michigan Agric. Expt. Sta. Vendor: Harris Seed Co. Parentage: Greencrop x Romano. Characteristics: open pollinated, bush, early, freezes and cans well, with concentrated production. Resistance: common bean mosaic virus. Adaptation: wide. 1977.

Green Savage - Breeder: Louisiana Agric. Expt. Sta., Baton Rouge. Vendor: Reuter Seed Co. Parentage: Savage Wonder x Canfreezer. Characteristics: stringless, high yield and quality, straight podded. Resistance: rust. Similar: Blue Lake. Adaptation: southern United States. 1949.

Greenback (SSC 1202) - Breeder and vendor: Shamrock Seed Co. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: a highly productive bush bean that produces a dark green, upright bush with high pod placement; the round to oval pods are medium green in color and range from 6 to 6.5 inches in length; suited for mechanical harvest; developed for fresh market. Similar: Green Crop. Adaptation: U.S. bean growing areas. 2003.

Greencrop (New Hampshire 23) - Breeder: New Hampshire Agric. Expt. Sta., Durham, New Hampshire. Parentage: Bountiful x Streamliner. Characteristics: white seed; long, green, flat pods, crop holds up well and matures at one time. Similar: Bountiful. Adaptation: wide. 1956.

Green-Genes (160) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup, King and Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, bush bean, green pod, flat, about 7" long and 0.5" in diameter, plant 18-20" tall, upright, dark green, white seed. Similar: Greencrop. Adaptation: United States 1977.

Greenpak (GP 68-115) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, Bush Blue Lake type with smooth, straight pods and erect bush, very good holding quality. Resistance: common bean mosaic. Similar: Bush Blue Lake 274. Adaptation: wide.

Greensleeves - Breeder and vendor: W. Alice Burpee Co. Parentage: selection form Richgreen x Harvester. Characteristics: open pollinated, white seeded, extremely dark green podded bush snap bean with color carried well into pod interior, pods round in cross section. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Richgreen. Adaptation: wide. PVP 7400040. 1974.

Harris Shipper - Breeder and vendor: Joseph Harris Co. Parentage: Wade x Contender. Characteristics: green, near round pod, moderate fiber, 5.5" pod, strong vigorous plant, purplish brown seed. Resistance: common bean mosaic. Similar: Contender. Harris Catalog 1960.

Harter (5495-2-B) - Breeder: USDA Agr. Res. Service, Crops Res. Division, Beltsville, Maryland. Parentage: B2008 x Topcrop. Characteristics: bush bean with long slender pods. Resistance: common bean and New York 15 mosaic. Similar: White Seeded Tendercrop, Corneli 14. Adaptation: northern, central, western United States. W.J. Zaumeyer, 3 May 1963.

Harvest King (1230) - Breeder: Northrup, King and Co., Minnesota. Characteristics: high yielding, white seeded, green podded bush bean, medium sieve size, fleshy. Maturity same as Improved Tendergreen.

Harvester - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co., New Haven, Connecticut. Parentage: complex. Characteristics: erect plant, long slender, smooth pods, high yields in four sieve size. Resistance: common and NY bean virus. Adaptation: wide. 1957.

Hawaiian Wonder - Breeder: Vegetable Crops Dept., Agric. Expt. Sta., University of Hawaii. Parentage: Bountiful x Lualualei. Characteristics: flat podded pole green bean, vigorous, pods borne high on vine, pods 6.5" x 8.5" long, smooth, light to medium green. Resistance: bean rust. Similar: Lualualei. Adaptation: Hawaii. Circ. 28, Hawaii Agric. Expt. Sta., October. 1949.

Hercules (XP373) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: extremely high yields, large sieve, length 5.8". Resistance: bacterial brown spot, BCMV. Similar: Benton. Adaptation: North America. ASTA Cultivar Listing. PVP 9900434.

Hialeah (FM216) - Breeder: Dr. G. Emery. Vendor: Ferry-Morse. Characteristics: Gatorgreen pods on an upright plant habit, excellent concentration of maturity and yield potential. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Gator Green 15. PVP. 1989.

Highway - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds. PVP 9400078.

Higrade - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. Parentage: from undisclosed cross. Characteristics: improved white seeded Tendergreen type, large round straight smooth, stringless medium dark green pods. Resistance: common bean Mosaic. Similar: Tendergreen. Rogers Catalog 1961.

HM 946 (HMX 0946) - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: open pollinated, green, round whole bean. ASTA Cultivar Listing.

Homestyle (XPB196) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: round-podded green bean with colored seed coats. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus, anthracnose. Similar: Flo. PVP. 1989.

Horizon (NCX8014) - Breeder and vendor: Moran Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated, for processing, moderately early with medium sized erect bush. Pod length 4.25-5.5" Blue Lake color and slow seed development. Resistance: bean common mosaic- New York 15 strains. Similar: Bush Blue Lake. Adaptation: wide. PVP. 1983.

Hurricane (XP393) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Characteristics: bush bean, round green pods with fiber, early maturity, reliable setting under heat, pods are 5.6" long. Resistance: BCMV, rust, rust race 38. Similar: Hileah. Adaptation: SE and NE United States and Mexico. ASTA Cultivar Listing. PVP 200000133.

Hypa - Vendor: Harris Moran. Characteristics: high yielding, compact, lodge resistant, well suited to mechanical harvest. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. 1992.

Hystyle (MOX8033) - Breeder and vendor: Harris Moran Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, processor cultivar with very erect habit for high density harvest, persistent green color, fleshy pods, dark pods 5.25-6.5", resists lodging. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus, New York 15 strain, bean mosaic virus, curly top virus; tolerance to rust. Similar: Bush Blue Lake 47. Adaptation: all bean areas. PVP. 1985.

Idachief (X Ida 121-13) - Breeder: University of Idaho, Twin Falls. Resistance: curly top, common, bean virus 1, bean virus 1A, Summer Death, powdery mildew, some races of rust. Similar: White-Seeded Tendercrop. Idaho Agric. Expt. Sta. Bulletin 499. 1966.

Idagem (X Ida 3919) - Breeder: University of Idaho, Twin Falls. Parentage: Burpee Stringless, Tendergreen, Corbett Refugee, Burtner's Blight Proof, B2008. Characteristics: concentrated set, medium dark green, dark interior, pods on moderately erect bush, distinctly pubescent. Resistance: curly top, common, bean virus 1, bean virus 1A. Similar: Tendergreen. Idaho Agric. Expt. Sta. Bulletin 499. 1966.

Idagreen - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. Parentage: (((Idaho Refugee x New Stringless) x New Stringless) x Sensation Refugee 1066) x Logan). Characteristics: dark green bush Refugee, rounder, fleshier pod. Resistance: common mosaic bean virus 1 and 15. 1950.

Idaho Bountiful - Breeder: University of Idaho, Moscow. Parentage: Red Valentine, Corbett Refugee, Burtner Blight-Proof, Bountiful. Characteristics: seed darker brown, pods darker green, matures three to five days later than Bountiful. Resistance: curly top; common bean mosaic, bean virus 1; variant of common bean mosaic, bean virus 1A. Similar: Bountiful. Adaptation: wide regional. Idaho Agric. Expt. Sta. Bulletin 217. 1954.

Igloo - Breeder and vendor: Hague-Igloo Vegetable Seeds, Inc. PVP 9700133.

Impact (XPB254) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: very small sieve wax bean, good yield. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. PVP. 1991.

Improved Commodore (Bush, Kentucky Wonder) - Breeder and vendor: Corneli Seed Co., Saint Louis. Parentage: a selection of old Commodore. Characteristics: long, tender, crisp pods that remain at edible stage over a long period. Similar: Commodore. Corneli Catalog. 1945.

Improved Higrade - Breeder: Rogers Brothers Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. Parentage: Tendergreen x (Rival x Wade Bush). Characteristics: upright bush not as spreading as regular Higrade, pods 6", uniform setting, fleshy, round, smooth, medium dark green in color, low in fiber. Resistance: common and New York 15 virus. Adaptation: wide. Rogers Brothers Catalog, 1962.

Improved Landreth - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Co. Parentage: (Idaho Refugee x Full Measure) x Full Measure. Characteristics: pods at. longer and rounder than Landreth. Similar: Landreth Stringless.

Improved Supergreen - Breeder: Rogers Brothers Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. Parentage: Tendergreen x USDA 4. Characteristics: pods 6", smooth, round, medium green in color, fleshy, stringless, low in fiber. Upright bush. Adaptation: mechanical harvesting. Resistance: mosaic, New York 15 virus; tolerance to curly top. Adaptation: wide. Rogers Brothers Catalog 1958. 1956.

Improved Tendergreen (Mosaic Resistant Tendergreen) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Co. Parentage: (Idaho Refugee x Tendergreen) x Tendergreen. Characteristics: slightly longer pod and taller plant than Tendergreen. Resistance: mosaic, bean virus 1, New York 15. Rogers Brothers Catalog. 1950.

Indy Gold (BE506101) - Breeder: Rogers. Vendor: Rogers. Characteristics: wax bean for processing or market, golden color. Similar: Goldrush.

Itasca (140) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup, King and Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, midseason, bush, white seed, green pod, medium sieve. 1974.

Jade (GB45-1-3-1) - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Parentage: I 213 / OSU 4094-1-1 /3/ Galaslim / Early Gallatin // H318-2-1 /4/ I213 / ODU 4094-1-1 // H267 / Galaslim. Characteristics: fresh market, large upright bush, 16-18 cm round green pods. Resistance: BCMV races 1 and NY15, curly top virus, tolerant to some strains of rust. PVP 9200052.

Javelin (FM 1555) - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, white seeded fresh market processor type, slim, very attractive, uniform round pods. Resistance: bean virus 1, bean virus 1A common bean mosaic viruses. Similar: Sprite. Adaptation: Florida, Atlantic seaboard, New York, Wisconsin, California. 1985.

Jumbo - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. PVP 8100177.

Kentucky Blue - Breeder and vendor: Novartis Seeds, Inc. Parentage: OSU 4911 / Kentucky Wonder. Characteristics: 60 days, 15-20 cm round green podded pole bean; 1991 AAS winner. Resistance: BCMV race 1; tolerance to some rusts. PVP 9000127.

Kentucky King (RS 1901) - Breeder and vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Petoseed. Characteristics: flat podded green bush bean, Kentucky type. Resistance: BCMV I gene. Similar: Green Crop. Adaptation: Home gardens. ASTA Cultivar Listing.

Kentucky Wonder, R.R. - Breeder and vendor: Ferry-Morse Seed Co., Mountain View, California. Parentage: selection from rust resistant material from southern California. Characteristics: longer podded than Kentucky Wonder. Resistance: rust. Similar: Kentucky Wonder. Adaptation: general use. 1940.

Keygold - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: 56 day 15 cm round golden yellow pods, white seeds, bush bean for processing or fresh market. Resistance: BCMV NY race 15. PVP 8000111.

Keystonian - Breeder and vendor: Corneli Seed Co., Saint Louis. Parentage: selection out of Full Measure. Characteristics: smoother pods than Full Measure, high yielding ability. Corneli Catalog. 1944.

King Red (NH HR2) - Breeder: New Hampshire Agric. Expt. Sta., Durham, New Hampshire. Vendor: Colprits, Dover, New Hampshire. Parentage: Flash x Phaseolus White Runner. Characteristics: bush horticultural with pod color equal to French's Hort., seeds bright red at green shell stage, also good as dry baking bean. Similar: Red Shellout. Adaptation: wide. 1964.

Klondyke (XPB285) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: medium large sieve bean with intense yellow pod color, compact, modern plant type. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Yukon, Goldrush. 1993.

Label - Vendor: Vilmorin. Characteristics: high quality type in extra fine category with collective productivity, early cultivar, semi-upright habit, average development, pods 14 cm long, regular and with excellent presentation. Resistance: common bean mosaic virus, c. lindemuthianum. 1988.

Labrador (XPB 124) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, very dark green pod that are relatively straight and smooth, good germination. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus, type, New York 15 strains, possible resistance to halo blight. Similar: Slenderette. 1982.

Lake Erie - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: 56 days; dark green 14 cm long, round, green pods; white seeded Blue Lake Bush type. Resistance: BCMV NY race 15, pod mottle. PVP 7100031.

Lake Geneva - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: 58 days; dark green 16 cm long, round, green pods; white seeded, medium sieve, Blue Lake Bush type. Resistance: BCMV NY race 15, pod mottle; some races of rust. PVP 7200068.

Lake Largo - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: 58 days; dark green 16 cm long, round, green pods; white seeded, large sieve, Blue Lake Bush type. Resistance: BCMV NY race 15, some races of rust. PVP 7400104.

Lake Seneca - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: 58 days; dark green 14.6 cm long, round, green pods; white seeded, Blue Lake Bush type for processing. Resistance: BCMV NY race 15, some races of rust. PVP 7500096.

Lake Shasta - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: 57 days; dark green 14 cm long, round, green pods; white seeded, small leafed, Blue Lake Bush type for processing. Resistance: BCMV NY race 15, pod mottle. Adaptation: wide. PVP 7100030.

Lake Superior - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: 57 days, heavy setting, dark green, 14 cm long, round, green pods; white seeded, small leafed, Blue Lake Bush type for processing. Resistance: BCMV NY race 15, pod mottle. Adaptation: wide. PVP 7100034.

Lakeland (195) - Breeder and vendor: Northrup, King and Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, large sieve with Blue Lake parentage, long, round, smooth pod, dark green pod color, white seed, plant dark green, upright habit; not the same as Agri-I (Lakeland) dry bean. Similar: Tendercrop type with darker green, rounder pod. Adaptation: United States. PVP.

Lakette (Code 124) - Breeder and vendor: Charter Seed Co. Characteristics: plant habit erect, white pods borne high in plant, white seeded, early yield of excellent quality, distinct Bush Blue Lake cultivar for canning and freezing. Resistance: common mosaic, bean virus 1, New York 15, pod mottle. Similar: Bush Blue Lake. Adaptation: all bean growing areas. 1968.

Lancer - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. PVP 7800058.

Lancer (GP 731) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Parentage: (Rogers Breeding Line) (Bush Blue Lake Line) x OSU 410 x OSU 58. Characteristics: open pollinated, white seed, dark green, straight, round pod and crisp texture, erect bush of Tendercrop, pods are uniformly long with uniquely small sieve size,90 percent four sieve or smaller. Resistance: bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Slenderette. Adaptation: wide. PVP 7800058.

Landmark - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co. Characteristics: 53 days, Topcrop shipping type, large upright bush with 17-19 cm long, round, green pods. Resistance: BCMV races 1 and NY 15.

Latemar (XPB 142) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, dark, shiny podded, slender, bush bean with colored seedcoat. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Slankette. Adaptation: All bean areas. PVP 8400021. 1985.

Laureat (XPB 158) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: open pollinated, small podded wholepack type with good yield and quality. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus, I gene, anthracnose, ARE; moderate resistance Halo Blight. Similar: Gitana. Adaptation: all bean areas. PVP.

Lazer (MOX8031) - Breeder and vendor: Moran Seeds. Characteristics: open pollinated, wax bean with very straight, fleshy 6" pod, exceptionally slow seed development, bright yellow wax color, seeds are white after processing. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus-New York 15. Adaptation: wide. 1982.

Legacy (code 157) - Breeder and vendor: Musser Seed Co. Parentage: OSU 1604. Characteristics: 6" slim pod, dark green in color, heavy pod set with good pod concentration. Similar: Slenderette. Adaptation: wide. 1982.

Legion (XPB222) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: high yield, sieve size, 60 % five. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: BBL47. PVP. 1989.

Leonforte (XP 4002) - Breeder and vendor: Asgrow Seed Co. Characteristics: broad bean, early maturity with pods medium green, long and round oval with seven to eight large seeds. Similar: Tenior Roma, Aquadulce, Simonia. 1980.

Lika Lake (Maryland 63-84-14) - Breeder: University of Maryland, College Park. Parentage: (Seminole x Asgrow Blue Lake 92 (pole)) S10. Characteristics: pods similar to Blue Lake type in flavor, texture, color, seeds white and small, maturity similar to Tendercrop, bush type plant habit. Resistance: common mosaic, bean virus 1, New York 15. Similar: Asgrow Bush Blue Lake 240 or 274. Adaptation: wide. Veg. Improvement Newsletter 9. 1969.

Lodi (XPB286) - Breeder: Asgrow. Vendor: Asgrow. Characteristics: compared to Roma II, better plant type, excellent yield potential. Resistance: bean common mosaic virus. Similar: Gina, Roma. 1993.

Logan - Breeder: Southeastern Vegetable Breeding Laboratory, Charleston, South Carolina. Parentage: United States 5 Refugee (sister line) x St. Black Valentine. Characteristics: heat tolerant. Resistance: Common bean mosaic, powdery mildew, rust. Similar: Topcrop. Adaptation: western, southern regional. Seed World 53(5) 1943. 1947.

Long Horticultural - Breeder and vendor: Eastern States Farmers' Exchange. West Springfield, Massachusetts. Parentage: French's Horticultural x Italian Pole. Characteristics: long, flat, horticultural type pod, splashed with red, seed large, flattened, mottled red-purple, semi vine. Similar: French's Horticultural x Italian Pole, French's Horticultural cultivar. Adaptation: northeastern United States. Eastern States Cooperator. 1949.

Long Tendergreen M.R. - Breeder: Charter Seed Co., Twin Falls, Idaho. Parentage: selection from Longreen. Characteristics: highly long, 6.5-7", round pods. Resistance: common bean mosaic. Adaptation: northern United States. 1954.

Longreen (Long Tendergreen) - Breeder and vendor: Rogers Brothers Seed Co., Idaho Falls, Idaho. Parentage: selection out of Tendergreen (New Stringless). Characteristics: pod about 1" longer than Tendergreen. Similar: Tendergreen. Adaptation: wide. Seed World Feb. 1945.

Longval - Breeder: Truck Crops Expt. Sta., Mississippi State College, Crystal Springs, Mississippi. Parentage: crosses and outcrosses involving Great Northern Idaho 1, United States 5, Black Valentine, World's Fair and Commodore. Characteristics: high yielding, drought and heat tolerant; long, straight pods; overgrown pods pass for pole beans. Resistance: common mosaic; medium tolerance to curly top. Similar: Black Valentine. Adaptation: southeastern United States.

Lute - Breeder and vendor: Royal Sluis B.V. PVP 8000137.

Lynx (XP 8104379) - Vendor: Seminis Vegetable Seeds-Asgrow. Parentage: open pollinated. Characteristics: bush type; high quality, glossy medium size pods on a compact, but upright plant; 13 cm pods are slightly darker and shorter than Bronco (13.7 cm); shorter and darker pods will result in less breakage and should provide excellent high quality produce in the bag; compact upright plant will benefit the markets that suffer with large plant growth because of planting time and/or high soil fertility. Resistance: Bean common mosaic (I gene). Similar: Bronco, Opus, Festina. Adaptation: northeast U.S., fresh market. PVP application #200200097. 2002.

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