|Burke, D - USDA-ARS (RETIRED)|
|Silbernagel, M - USDA-ARS (RETIRED)|
|Koehler, H - WSU (RETIRED)|
Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 30, 1994
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: 'Victor' pink bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) (PI 578261) was developed by the USDA-ARS in cooperation with Washington State University. It was jointly released in December 1983 by the USDA-ARS, Washington State University, the University of Idaho, and Oregon State University. Victor is an F6 selection from the same parentage as 'Viva'. It was tested widely as 6R- 122 and NW-122. Victor's seed yields equaled or exceeded the best at many locations. Victor is resistant to the curly top virus and to the type and NY-15 strains of bean common mosaic virus (BCMV). It has effective field resistance to fusarium root rot and, like other pink cultivars, it is comparatively drought tolerant. Victor has vigorous, short vines, and matures about 90 days after planting. This cultivar supplies an industry need for seeds larger than those of widely grown Viva and color to those of Sutter Pink, a favored cultivar except for its susceptibility to all strains of BCMV. Food quality of Victor is similar to that of other commercial pink cultivars. Breeder and foundation seed of Victor are maintained by the Washington State Crop Improvement Assoc., Inc., 114 N. 5th Ave., Yakima, WA 98902-2642, and by the Idaho Crop Improvement Assoc., Inc., 1641 S. Curtis Rd., Boise, ID 83705. Publ. in Crop Sci. 35:942. 1995.