Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/30/1994
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: 'Harold' pink bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) (PI 578262) 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. Harold is an F6 selection from the cross 'Victor'/'Aurora' (a small white bean developed at tCornell University). Harold was tested extensively in Washington and Idah as GH-1053 and NW-1053, and for 2 years in the interregional dry bean nurseries, wherein its seed yields equaled or exceeded the best among 45 bean lines and cultivars. Harold is resistant to the curly top virus and to the type and NY-15 strains of bean common mosaic virus (BCMV). Harold has effective field resistance to fusarium root rot and, like other pink cultivars, it is comparatively drought tolerant. Harold has vigorous, short vines that mature about 90 days after planting. It has small leaves, ,and the plants are more concentrated and upright than those of other pink cultivars. Harold provides an industry need for seeds larger than those of widely grown 'Viva'. Seed of Harold was found similar to that of other commercial pink cultivars. Breeder and foundation seed of Harold 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., 1641 S. Curtis Rd., Boise, ID 83705. Publ. in Crop Sci. 1995.