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Research Project: Genetic Improvement of Stress Tolerance in Common Bean through Genetic Diversity and Accelerated Phenotyping

Location: Tropical Crops and Germplasm Research

Title: Release of 'Rosalinda' pink bean cultivar

Submitted to: Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/5/2023
Publication Date: 6/15/2023
Citation: Beaver, J.S., Estevez De Jensen, C., Gonzalez, A., Porch, T.G. 2023. Release of 'Rosalinda' pink bean cultivar. Journal of Agriculture of the University of Puerto Rico. 106(2):301-307.

Interpretive Summary: ‘Rosalinda’, a multiple virus resistant pink bean cultivar adapted to the humid tropics, was developed, and released cooperatively by the University of Puerto Rico and the USDA-ARS. Rosalinda has an indeterminate upright and a Type II growth habit. Rosalinda is resistant to Bean golden yellow mosaic virus, Bean common mosaic virus and Bean common mosaic necrosis virus and has an erect plant habit suitable for direct harvest with a combine. Rosalinda, tested as breeding line PR1519-25, was derived from the cross ‘Beníquez’/PR0401-259. Results from canning trials found Rosalinda to have acceptable appearance. In Puerto Rico, Rosalinda would be suitable for green-shelled or dry bean production.

Technical Abstract: ‘Rosalinda’, a multiple virus resistant pink bean cultivar adapted to the humid tropics, was developed, and released cooperatively by the University of Puerto Rico and the USDA-ARS. Rosalinda has an indeterminate upright and a Type II growth habit. Rosalinda is resistant to Bean golden yellow mosaic virus, Bean common mosaic virus and Bean common mosaic necrosis virus and has an erect plant habit suitable for direct harvest with a combine. Rosalinda, tested as breeding line PR1519-25, was derived from the cross ‘Beníquez’/PR0401-259. Results from canning trials found Rosalinda to have acceptable appearance. In Puerto Rico, Rosalinda would be suitable for green-shelled or dry bean production.