Torcaza INIA, a new dry bean cultivar of tórtola type (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) semi-erect plant

Juan Tay U.1, Mario Paredes C., Álvaro Vega S., Alfonso Valenzuela S., y Filomena Venegas R.

Torcaza INIA is a new dry bean cultivar of the Tórtola type released by the Bean Breeding Project heId at Ouilamapu Regional Research Centre (INIA). Tórtola beans have gray seed coats and are the most popular among chilean consumers. The origin of this cultivar is a cross between experimentalline T-a-8 (growth habit type 1, with gray seed coat) and cultivar. Blanco Español lNIA (white and round seed) made in 1984. The main agronomic characteristics of Torcaza INIA, are its semi-erect plant habit and higher yield compared with currently used cultivar Tórtola INlA. The culinary quality of Torcaza INIA fulfills, the requirements of the Tórtola market class.

Keywords: dry bean, Phaseolus vulgaris L., cultivars, Chile.
1 Centro Regional de Investigación Quilamapu (INIA), Casilla 426, Chillán, Chile. jtay@inia.cl.