VISTA – NEW NAVY BEAN VARIETY
Developed by: Gen-Tec Seeds, Limited
GTS 0286: Previous experimental number.
Plant type: Upright bush with short vine (Type II).
Plant height: Taller than Crestwood
Plant spread: Narrower than Crestwood and Fleetside
Maturity: Full season; two days later than Ex Rico 23 and four days earlier than Harofleet.
Flower color: White
Pods: Light beige at maturity; no anthocyanin pigment; four to eight seeds per pod.
Root: Large, sturdy, extensive, similar to Crestwood.
Lodging resistance: Good; suitable for direct combining.
Yield potential: Excellent.
Seed characteristics: Dull white seed coat; ellipsoidal and slightly flattened in shape; seed weight – 20.6 gm/100 seeds; cooking quality – acceptable, similar to OAC Seaforth.
Disease resistance: Resistant to races 1 and 15 of bean common mosaic virus (BCMU) and to the alpha, beta, gamma and delta races of bean anthracnose; moderately tolerant to white mold due to its upright structure.
Performance: Vista has yielded extremely well in the Official Ontario Field Bean Trials from 1987 to 1989 and appears to be well adapted to the bean production areas where full season varieties are being grown.
Seed stocks: Foundation seed stocks are maintained and produced by Gentec, Inc. Twin Falls, Idaho to ensure the highest quality of seed with respect to genetic purity and freedom from seed-borne diseases.
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These descriptions are based on historical data and may vary according to cultural practices and weather conditions as well as geographical region. Diseases are constantly adapting, changing the resistance/tolerance of the bean plants and their performance. Kelley Bean Co. Inc. disclaims legal responsibility therefore.