Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/30/1994
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: Interpretive Summary:
Technical Abstract: 'Kamiakin' light red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) (PI 578270) was developed by the USDA-ARS in cooperation with Washington State University. Kamiakin was jointly released in September 1986 by the USDA-ARS, Washington State University, and the University of Idaho. Kamiakin is an F11 selection from the parentage 'Royal Red'/'Redkote'. Kamiakin was tested extensively in Washington and Idaho as K83 and K279. In 1985 and 1986, it was tested in the interregional cooperative dry bean nursery at 17 to 18 locations in the USA and Canada. Kamiakin seed yields equaled or exceeded those of the best cultivars in most locations. Its seeds are uniform and similar in shape to 'California LRK'. It is unique among light red kidney (LRK) bean varieties in being resistant to the curly top virus and also carrying the dominant I gene for hypersensitive resistance to bean common mosaic virus. Like all other kidney-type bush cultivars, it is highly susceptible to fusarium root rot. Kamiakin has determinate, strong, upright, red kidney bush growth habit and matures in 90 to 100 days. It provides virus resistance needed in the Pacific Northwest, where curly top and mosaic are serious hazards to susceptible red kidney cultivars. Cooking tests indicated that it produces an acceptable canned product. Breeder and foundation seed of Kamiakin 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. 35:944. 1995.