AAC Y073 yellow dry bean.


Balasubramanian, P.M., Chatterton, S. and Conner, R.L. 2019. AAC Y073 yellow dry bean. Can. J. Plant Sci. (Accepted 14 November 2019).

Plain language summary

Dry bean seed with yellow seed coat is produced on the prairies primarily for export to USA and Mexico. Yellow bean seed have high value compared to seeds with other seed coat colour such as white, black, red or pink. Consumers prefer yellow bean with a large seed size and a bright colour. AAC Y073 yellow bean developed at the Lethbridge Research and Development Centre of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada combines large seed size and bright yellow seed coat with early maturity and high seed yield for commercial production on the prairies. Currently, AAC Y073 is the only yellow bean cultivar with a bright seed coat for commercial production in Canada.


AAC Y073 is a high yielding yellow dry bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) cultivar with a partially upright, determinate bush (Type I) growth habit, early maturity, and large seeds with a bright yellow seed coat. Large, bright yellow seeds of AAC Y073 is an improvement over the current check cultivar CDC Sol. AAC Y073 was developed at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, Lethbridge, AB, and is well suited for commercial production under irrigation in Alberta and Saskatchewan.