Salamanca Garden bean

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • UNIQUE RUNNER BEAN FOR PRODUCTION UNDER PROTECTION
  • SHINY, FIRM AND VERY STRAIGHT ATTRACTIVE GREEN COLOUR PODS
  • ROBUST PLANT
  • GOOD SHELF LIFE AND TRANSPORTS WELL

Salamanca is a unique new runner bean. Salamanca is for production under protection, under these conditions it produces the perfect green bean which is suitable for fresh and export markets. The optimum plant population is between 17 000 – 20 000 plants per ha. A distance of 1 – 1.6 m between rows with 25 – 50 cm between planting holes is commonly used. The pods of Salamanca are shiny, firm and very straight. Salamanca has an attractive green colour with up to 95% pack out of first class fruit. Pods are very uniform with a length of 15 – 17 cm and a diameter of 8 – 9 mm. The beans have a good shelf life and transports well. Yields of up to 30 tons per ha have been recorded in tunnels depending disease pressure.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Never over irrigate Salamanca after sowing, whether in seedling trays or direct planting. Soil should only be moist until the seed has germinated.
  • Salamanca is from a tropical origin and prefers warmer climates. Low temperatures (3 – 5 ̊C) can cause damage to young plants
  • Germination medium should be above 10 ̊C and never be allowed to dry out. Flower and pod abscission can occur if the temperature drops to 2 – 3 ̊C or increases to 30 – 32 ̊C, accompanied by low water levels
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Description

VARIETY NAME: Salamanca
KIND: 
Garden bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
TYPE: Runner bean
PLANT TYPE: Robust plant
MATURITY: Medium (55 – 60 days from sowing)
SEASON: Summer
POD SHAPE: Fine, straight pods
POD COLOUR: Shiny, medium green
YIELD POTENTIAL: Excellent
POD LENGHT: (mature green) 15 – 17 cm and a width of 8 – 9 mm
SHELF LIFE: (mature green) Very good
UNIFORMITY: Excellent
PLANT POPULATION GUIDE: 20 000 – 25 000 plants per ha
PLANT SPACING GUIDE: Between rows: 1 – 1.6 m. Between plants in the row: 25 – 50 cm
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Bean common mosaic virus (BCMV)
END USE: Fresh market, pre-pack and export
SPECIAL FEATURES: Good shelf life and transports well