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French Bean, HYNEK

French Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris L.


Year of registration 2011
Bred from the material originated in botanical garden by the method of negative selection aimed at elimination of climbing plants.


• Annual plants, shrub type.
• Occurrence of violet colouring on the plant, including pods.
• Branched root with nodule bacteria.
• Violet colour of the flower.
• Pod with 2–8 small black elliptic seeds.


• Pulse crop with high protein content.
• Crop suitable for use in food industry
• This bean variety can be used for preparation of flour which can be used in mixtures for bread baking.
• Except classical use of seeds the crop could be used for.
• The variety is typical by drought resistance and the ability of atmospheric nitrogen fixation.

Agronomical characteristics:

• Thermophilous crop.
• Sowing April/May (be aware of sensitivity to late spring frosts).
• Sowing rate 200 kg/ha.
• Vegetation period according to climatic conditions 150 days on average.
• Seed harvest according to climatic conditions in August/September.
• No diseases and pests observed.

Possibilities of herbicide protection:

• Preemergent application against dicotyledon weeds: Command 36 CS 0,15–0,2 l/ha, in seed growths – Afalon 45 SC 1–1,5 l/ha.
• Postemergent application against dicotyledon weeds: Basagran Super 1,2–1,6 l/ha, Basagran 1,5–2 l/ha.
• Postemergent application against monocotyledon weeds: in seed growths – Agil 100 EC 0,5–0,8 / 1,2–1,5 l/ha.

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