AAC Whitestar great northern dry bean


Balasubramanian, P.M., Mündel, H.H., Chatterton, S., Conner, R.L., Hou, A. (2017). AAC Whitestar great northern dry bean. Canadian Journal of Plant Science, [online] 97(2), 349-351. http://dx.doi.org/10.1139/cjps-2016-0209

Plain language summary

Great northern is the second largest dry bean market class grown in Alberta. Alberta is also the largest producer of great northern bean in Canada. In addition to high seed yield and white mould disease resistance, a large seed size is especially preferred by consumers in the export market. AAC Whitestar has high yield potential, moderate resistance to white mould and a large seed size compared to the check cultivar AC Resolute.


AAC Whitestar is a high yielding great northern dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar with an upright, indeterminate bush (Type IIb) growth habit, large seed size, and partial field resistance to white mould. AAC Whitestar was developed at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), Lethbridge Research and Development Centre (LRDC), in Lethbridge, AB. AAC Whitestar is suitable for irrigated wide row production in Alberta and Saskatchewan.