Registration of ‘Bellagio’ Cranberry Bean
- James D. Kelly *a,
- Gregory V. Varnerb and
- Evan M. Wrighta
‘Bellagio’ cranberry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) (Reg. No. CV-297, PI 659109), developed by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station was released in 2010 as a new edible, dry-bean cultivar combining virus and anthracnose resistance with excellent canning quality. Bellagio was developed using pedigree selection to the F4 generation followed by pure-line selection for disease, agronomic, and quality traits. Bellagio is a vine cranberry that combines improved plant architecture and full-season maturity with disease resistance and superior canning quality. In 4 yr of field trials, Bellagio yielded 2282 kg ha−1, the plant height averaged 49 cm, the lodging resistance score was 2.5, and the seed size was 53.5 g 100 seed−1 Bellagio differs from the commercial ‘Michigan Improved Cranberry’ (MIC) vine cranberry cultivar in possessing resistance to Bean common mosaic virus and anthracnose. Bellagio and MIC both possess the type-III indeterminate growth habit, but Bellagio has a more upright structure and better resistance to lodging. Bellagio flowers in 43 d and matures in 96 d, 3 d earlier than MIC and has excellent canning quality that is equivalent to that of MIC.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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