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BEANS (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)

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A. BUSH BEANS (GREEN PODS)

B. BUSH BEANS (GREEN, FLAT PODDED)

C. POLE BEANS

D. (SEMI) DRY SHELLING BEANS

E. LIMA BEANS

F. BROAD BEANS 

A. Bush beans (Green Pods) Phaseolus vulgaris L. Beans
Variety Maturity PodsSeed colour/
shape
Disease
tolerance
Use  Remarks 
Length Cross-section Colour
BUSH BLUE LAKE Mid early 16 cm
Ø 11mm
Round Medium dark green White / Oblong BCMV CL PS F H P Slow seed development.
CONTENDER Mid early 16 cm
Ø 12mm
Oval to flat Medium green Buff / Kidney BCMV F H P Withstands adverse conditions. Widely adapted. Also used for dry-shelling.
EL-DJADIDAH Mid late 16 cm
Ø 9mm
Round Medium green, little shiny Brown BCMV H Excellent shipping variety.
HARVESTER Early 15 cm
Ø 12mm
Round Medium green White / Oblong BCMV F H P Widely adapted.
LONG TOM Early 15 cm
Ø 14mm
Flat Medium green Red purple with beige marbling /  Oblong - F H P Very prolific. Also used for dry-shelling. Suitable for warm, humid conditions.
PROVIDER Very early 14 cm
Ø 9mm
Round Medium green Black-purple /  Oblong BCMV F H Good yields. Widely adapted.
SCUBA Early 13-14 cm
Ø 9-11mm
Round Green White BCMV CL PS F H P PVP. High dry matter content.
SONATE Early 12 cm
Ø 6-8mm
Round Dark green White / Oblong BCMV CL PS F H P PVP. Concentrated yields. Well suited for production of extra-fine Haricot Vert.
SUNRAY Mid late 16 cm
Ø 9mm
Round Medium green, little shiny Brown BCMV H Excellent shipping variety.
VENDA Mid late 14-15 cm
Ø 9mm
Round Dark green White BCMV CL PS F H P PVP. Long, shiny dark pods. Rust tolerant.
ZEBRA Mid early 14 cm
Ø 10mm
Round Medium dark green White BCMV CL PS F H P PVP.

 

B. BUSH BEANS (GREEN, FLAT PODDED) Phaseolus vulgaris L. Beans
Variety Maturity PodsSeed colour/ shapeDisease  toleranceUse  Remarks 
Length Cross-sectionColour
NAVAJO Early 14-16 cm Width:
20 mm
Medium green White CL F H P Strong and sturdy plant.
POSEIDON Mid early 13-15 cm Width: 18-20 mm Medium green White BCMV CL PS F H P Easy harvesting, good yielding. Long, flat, fleshy, excellent taste.
ROMA II Mid early 13 cm Width:
20 mm
Medium green White BCMV F H P Low fiber.

 

C. POLE BEANS Phaseolus vulgaris L. Beans
Variety Maturity PodsSeed colour/ shapeDisease Use Remarks 
Length Cross-sectionColourtolerance
AREZZO Mid early 22-25 cm (flat bean) Flat;
Width:
25 mm
Dark green White BCMV F H Good quality.
BLUE LAKE BLACK SEEDED Late 17 cm
Ø 11mm
Round Medium green Black/Oblong - F H Long pods. Productive pole bean.
BLUE LAKE WHITE SEEDED Very early 16 cm
Ø 11mm
Round Dark green White/Oblong BCMV F H Excellent Blue Lake pole selection. All climates.
HELDA Mid early 25 cm
(flat bean)
Flat;
Width:
25 mm
Green White BCMV H Highly productive flat bean for slicing or cutting.
KENTUCKY WONDER BROWN Mid early 21 cm
Ø 14mm
Round-oval Medium green Brown/Oblong BCMV F H Widely adapted, also for warm climates.
KENTUCKY WONDER WHITE Mid early 20 cm Ø 14mm Round-oval Medium green White/Oblong - F H Very prolific. Also for warm climates.

 

D. (SEMI) DRY SHELLING BEANS Phaseolus vulgaris L. Beans
Variety Maturity PodsSeed colour/ shapeDisease toleranceUse  Remarks 
LengthCross-sectionColour
BORDO Late 14 cm Flat-oval Medium green Dark red/ Kidney - F H P Improved Dark Red Kidney.
MASTERPIECE Early 17 cm Flat; Width: 19mm Light green Khaki/Kidney - F H P Also suitable for dry-shelling.
MICHELET Very late 15 cm Flat; Width: 15mm Medium-light green Off-white with grey veins/ Plump BCMV F H P Semi-dry shelling bean.
STARAZAGORSKI Early 14 cm Broad flattened Light green Black/Oblong - F H P Also used for green beans.
TAYLOR'S HORTICULTURAL Mid early 14 cm Thick-oval; Width: 17mm Light green turning cream with red veins Maroon, with buff and red freckles/Oblong plump - F H P Mainly used for shelling.

 

Variety Maturity PodsSeed colour/ shapeDisease  toleranceUse  Remarks 
LengthCross-sectionColour
FORDHOOK Late 10 cm Broad flattened Medium green Off-white/Plump kidney - F H P Dry-shelling bean. Heat and drought tolerant.

 

Variety Maturity PodsSeed colour/ shapeDisease  toleranceUse   Remarks   
LengthCross-sectionColour
3 x WHITE Late 17 cm Upright Medium green White BCMV F H P Suitable for processing and home gardening.
AQUADULCE Early 27 cm Half upright Light green Light tan/ Large flat kidney - F H Dry shelling fava bean. Very popular in the Middle East. Large seeds.
EXTRA PRECOCE A GRAIN BLANC Extra early 24-26 cm

Medium.
Each pod contains 5 à 7 seeds.
Bright green Light green Tolerant to CL F H Produces fruits even during the short days of autumn. In warm climates if sown latest August 15th, it produces pods for fresh consumption by end of October. Double pods on the lower level.
Taste: sugary sweet.
EXTRA PRECOCE A GRAIN VIOLET Extra early 23-25 cm

Medium.
Each pod contains 6 à 7 seeds
Bright green At maturity and when dried bright and shiny purple Tolerant to CL F H Homogeneous variety. Early flowering. Abundant production at the first level.
Taste: sugary sweet
SUPER SIMONA A TRES LONGUE COSSE Mid early 30-35 cm

Upright.
Each pod contains 7 à 9 seeds
Medium green at maturity Bright beige Tolerant to CL.
Tolerant to cold.
F H Homogeneous variety.
Recommended to sow from August to early October. Tall and vigorous plants, with 4 to 6 strong and thick stems. Large compound leaves with small oval leaflets. Double pods on the top levels.
Taste: sugary sweet.

 

Legend  

KEY
Disease tolerance/ resistance
BCMV = Bean common mosaic virus
CL = Anthracnose: Collectotrichum lindemuthianum 
PS = Halo blight: Pseudomonas syringae pv. Phaseolicola 
UA = Rust

Principal use:
F = Fresh Market Growers
H = Home Gardeners
P = Processing Industry

PVP = Plant Variety Protection: unauthorised seed multiplication prohibited!