AAC Argosy navy dry bean


Balasubramanian, P.M., Rupert, T., Marsolais, F., Park, S.J., Navabi, A., Smith, T.H., Khanal, R., Burt, A.J., Pauls, K.P. (2017). AAC Argosy navy dry bean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 98(1), 199-202. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2017-0176

Plain language summary

AAC Argosy is a navy bean cultivar for commercial production in Ontario. Navy bean are processed in cans in tomato sauce. AAC Argosy is resistance to bacterial blight and bean common mosaic virus, two diseases of dry bean. Disease resistance in navy bean cultivar will ensure the crop is profitable to growers and the harvested seeds are of high quality for the export market.


AAC Argosy is a high-yielding navy bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar with an upright, indeterminate bush growth habit, large seed size (23 g 100 seeds-1), and resistance to common bacterial blight and races 1 and 15 of bean common mosaic virus. AAC Argosy is recommended for dry bean growing areas with 2600 or more crop heat units in Ontario, Canada.