Jaguar is a high-yielding variety with an upright, short vine growth habit and midseason maturity. It is resistant to rust, anthracnose and mosaic virus and possesses excellent canning quality.
Jaguar was tested extensively for yield and agronomic traits for five seasons (1995-99) over 26 locations. The yield of Jaguar, averaged over all locations, was 26.6 cwt/acre and was equivalent to the average yield of Phantom and T-39. In the absence of disease such as blight and white mold, Jaguar produced yields in excess of 43 cwt/acre and outyielded the Raven parent by 12 percent (2.8 cwt/acre), averaged over eight locations. Under the narrow-row (20-inch) width, Jaguar has topped the standard black bean trial for the past three seasons (1997-99). Jaguar is recommended for narrow-row production (less than 28-inch row width) - its narrow, erect plant profile appears to be best suited to these row widths.
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