Submitted to: Crop Science
Publication Type: Germplasm Release
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/30/1998
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: This is a Germplasm Release, no Interpretive Summary Required.
Technical Abstract: 'Glacier' great northern bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) was derived from the 'Alpine'/X90012 cross and developed cooperatively by the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station and USDA/ARS. The parents, 'Alpine' and X90012 are great northern beans. 'Glacier' was released in 1998 and is an upright, midseason, disease resistant cultivar adapted to Michigan and the Great Lakes Region of the U.S. 'Glacier' was yield tested (26 locations) from 1993 to 1997. 'Glacier' was the highest yielding great northern bean in 1997 in yield trials conducted in Michigan, Nebraska, and Washington. 'Glacier' averages 45 cm in height, exhibits an upright Type II indeterminate growth habit, has excellent resistance to lodging, possesses white flowers and blooms 42 days after planting. 'Glacier' matures 90 days after planting which is 3 days earlier than 'Alpine'. 'Glacier' has a round white seed similar in color and shape to 'Alpine' and averages 36g 100 seed**-1. 'Glacier' has satisfactory canning quality and is equivalent to 'Alpine' for this trait. Glacier carries the single dominant hypersensitive I gene resistance to bean common mosaic virus (BCMV) and the Ur-3 rust resistance gene which conditions resistance to Race 53 and all indigenous races in Michigan of Uromyces appendiculatus (Pers.: Pers.) Unger. 'Glacier' is tolerant to fusarium root rot.