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Denomination: 'Majesty'
Previously Proposed Denomination: 'HR 111 DRK'
Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Applicant/Holder: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Harrow
Greenhouse & Processing Crops Research Centre
2585 County Road 20
Harrow, Ontario
N0R 1G0
Breeder: Soon J. Park, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, Harrow, Ontario
Agent in Canada: Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada
Office of Intellectual Property and Commercialization
107 Science Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7N 0X2
Tel: (306) 203-1383
Application Date: 2004-04-30
Application Number: 04-4182
Grant of Rights Date: 2006-11-27
Certificate Number: 2630
Date rights surrendered: 2018-11-19

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Montcalm' and 'AC Calmont'

Summary: 'Majesty' has an indeterminate bush growth habit with erect stem and branches with short vine while 'Montcalm' has determinate growth habit with weak stem and branches and 'AC Calmont' has determinate growth habit with strong and erect stem and branches. The vine length of 'Majesty' is longer than the reference varieties. The flower standard colour of 'Majesty' is pink while it is white in 'Montcalm'. 'Majesty' has a higher test weight than the reference varieties.


'Majesty' is a dark red kidney bean variety that has indeterminate bush habit, erect stems and branches with guides and the ability to climb with a short vine. The leaf is light to medium green in colour with weak rugosity. The terminal leaflet is triangular to rhombic in shape with a medium acuminate apex . The secondary leaflet has sparse pubescence on the lower side.

At full flowering, the inflorescence of 'Majesty' can be found partly in the foliage. The medium sized bracts have a pink coloured standard and wings. At the commencement of seed swelling, the pod has very light to light intensity of ground colour and a slight degree of curvature towards the dorsal part. The tip of the pod is pointed with a short beak that has a weak curvature. The prominence of the grains of the pod is weak and the pod surface is smooth. At the dry stage, the pod constrictions are slight. In cross section, the seed is elliptic. The seed is dark red in colour with a shiny seed coat lustre. The hilar ring colour of the seed is self-coloured.

'Majesty' is resistant to the alpha race of but susceptible to the delta race of Anthracnose (Colletotrichum lindemuthianum), resistant to the bean common mosaic virus (BCMV race 1, 15) and susceptible to Common Bacterial Blight (Xanthmonas phaseoli) and Halo Blight (Pseudomonas syringae pv. phaseolicola).

Origin & Breeding History: 'Majesty' was selected from a cross between 'Montcalm' and 'DRK15' made in 1989 at the Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada Greenhouse and Processing Crops Research Center, Harrow, Ontario. The F1 was grown in 1989 in Harrow and the F2-F3 bulks were advanced in the field nurseries in 1990-1991. F4 plant rows were grown in the pedigree nursery because of the wide cross to select indeterminate plant types and then bulked in 1994. Plant selections were made from the plant row bulk in 1995 and were grown in the pedigree nursery in 1996 and a line PN72367 was selected as W1889-72367 for its upright plant type and high yield potential with large seed size. This line was tested in observation trial in 1997 and in replicated yield trials during 1998-2000. The line was planted in an isolation plot for purification and multiplication of seed in 1997 and was tested as HR111-1889 for registration in 2001-2002 in the Ontario Cooperative Coloured Bean Variety Registration and Performance trials in 2003. It was supported for registration in 2002 by the Ontario Pulse Committee.

Tests & Trials: Test and trials were conducted in St. Thomas, Ontario during the summers of 2004 and 2005. Plots consisted of 2 rows that were 5 metres in length with a 60 cm row spacing. There were 4 replications arranged in a lattice design.

Comparison tables for 'Majesty' with reference varieties 'Montcalm' and 'AC Calmont'

Vine length (cm)

  'Majesty' 'Montcalm' 'AC Calmont'
mean (2005 only) 65.2 48.8 47.8
std. deviation 2.4 1.7 1.2

Seed weight (g/100 seeds)

  'Majesty' 'Montcalm' 'AC Calmont'
mean 2004 (LSD = 2.181) 72.7 63.0 64.6
mean 2005 (LSD = 2.029) 68.3 55.9 58.0

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Bean: 'Majesty' (HR 111) (top) with reference varieties 'Montcalm' (centre) and 'Calmont' (bottom)

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Bean: 'Majesty' (HR 111) (top) with reference varieties 'Montcalm' (bottom right) and 'Calmont' (bottom left)

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