Green Bean Breeding

Publication Date: 
1999-2000.GreenBeanBreeding.pdf392.96 KB


  • Breed Bush Blue Lake green bean varieties with high economic yield. 
  • Improve pod characteristics including straightness, color, smoothness, texture, flavor and quality retention, and combine with delayed seed size development.
  • Incorporate white mold resistance, and improve root rot tolerance while maintaining resistance to bean common mosaic virus.
  • Initiate populations to facilitate molecular marker assisted selection of desirable horticultural traits.
  • Evaluate novel genetic traits of potential benefit. 

Cooperator: David Mok, Horticulture


Disease and related disorder management, Fresh Market Vegetable Production, Processed Vegetable Production, Beans, Willamette Valley, Plant breeding, Variety trials, Vegetable processing, Vegetable production