MALELANE GARDEN BEAN

OUTSTANDING QUALITIES

  • HIGH YIELD POTENTIAL
  • GOOD DISEASE RESISTANCE PACKAGE
  • STRONG VIGOROUS PLANTS
  • UNIFORM STAND, STRONG SEEDLINGS
  • ATTRACTIVE STRAIGHT PODS

Malelane has been developed for the bulk, pre-pack and processing market.  It has been bred in Africa and is well adapted to local conditions. The field holding ability of Malelane is excellent and seed development is slow.  Its disease resistance and strong vigorous growth can result in a top yield of good quality beans.  The yield potential is very high.  The crop can be machine harvested.

SPECIAL VARIETAL REQUIREMENTS

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CHARACTERISTIC: MALELANE
KIND: Garden Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.)
TYPE: Bobby Bean
PLANT TYPE: Vigorous upright bush
MATURITY: Mid (60 – 65 days from sowing)
SEASON: Main season and frost-free winter conditions
POD SHAPE: Straight pods
POD COLOUR: Dark green
YIELD POTENTIAL: Excellent
POD LENGHT (mature green): 12 – 14 cm and a diameter of 8 – 10 mm
SHELF LIFE (mature green):
UNIFORMITY: Excellent uniformity
PLANT POPULATION GUIDE: 185 000 – 275 000 final stand per ha
PLANT SPACING GUIDE
Between rows: 1 – 1.6 m
Between plants in the row: 10 – 12 cm
DISEASE REACTION (SCIENTIFIC): High resistance: Bean common mosaic virus (BCMV) and rust (Uromyces appendiclatus (Ua:90))
SEED REQUIREMENT: 220 000 – 250 000 seeds per Ha
Mechanical harvesting: 300 000 seeds per Ha
END USE: Fresh market, processing and pre-packing
SPECIAL FEATURES: Malelane has high resistance to rust (Uromyces appendiclatus (Ua:90)) lowering the risk of damage on pods in extended wet and cloudy conditions.