AAC cranford cranberry dry bean


Balasubramanian, P., Chatterton, S., Conner, R.L. (2019). AAC cranford cranberry dry bean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 99(4), 572-576. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2019-0010

Plain language summary

Cranberry bean seed is also referred to borlotti bean. This bean type is currently only grown in Manitoba and Ontario as the current cultivars are late maturing and therefore, fail to mature or produce small seeds when grown in the short growing seasons of Alberta and Saskatchewan. AAC Cranford, an early maturing (100 days to maturity) cranberry bean with a large seed size was registered as a cultivar to enable dry bean growers in Alberta and Saskatchewan to grow a new market class and diversify dry bean production.


AAC Cranford is an early-maturing cranberry dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar with high yield, an upright determinate bush (Type I) growth habit, and large seed size. Currently, dry bean cultivars in the cranberry bean market class are only commercially grown in Manitoba and Ontario, primarily due to their late maturity. Therefore, AAC Cranford, with its early maturity and high yield potential, will enable growers to commercially produce cranberry bean in Alberta and Saskatchewan.