Table 2 - 2014-2016 White Bean Characteristics and Distributors

Variety 100 Seed
Weight3 (g)
Disease Reaction1 Suitability
for Direct
Bean Common
Mosaic Virus
Race Race
115 172373
Bolt 23.9 R R S S R S2.3Hensall DC
Lightning 21.9 R R S S S S2.4Hensall DC
OAC Thunder 22.2 R R S S S S2.9SeCan
Fathom 23.0 R R NA NA R R3.0Hensall DC
Nautica 19.6 R R S S S S2.5SeCan
Lighthouse 22.8 R R NA R S R2.7R.T. Bolton
T9905 22.7 R R R R S S2.9Treasure Valley
Apex 23.8 R R S R S R2.5Thompsons
Mist 22.8 R R S S S R2.4Hensall DC
Rexeter 21.0 R S S S S R2.7Hensall DC
DS105W0 23.3 NA NA NA NA S S3.5Treasure Valley

1 R = Resistant, S = Susceptible, NA = Not Available
2 Anthracose ratings, the predominant race found now in Ontario is Race 73. Race 17 (binary system) is equivalent to the Alpha race, race 23 (binary system) is equivalent to the Delta race.
3 To convert 100 seed weight (g) to seeds per pound divide 45,400 by seed weight. Example: 45,400 / 63 gm = 720 seeds/lb
4 A variety's suitability of direct harvest is based on a scale of 1-5, where 1 = upright plant type, standing erect with good bottom pod height and 5 = more prostrate plant type or plants that are not erect, with poor bottom pod height.
* Resistance gene for common bacterial blight (Xanthomonas campestris pv. Phaseoli). Very little disease will develop on these varieties.

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