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Ukulinga Dry Sugar Bean Seed


We have our own dry sugar bean breeding programme, based at Ukulinga Research Farm in Pietermaritzburg, run by Professor Rob Melis of Pro-Seed.
This breeding programme has seen the development of upright determinate dry sugar bean plants to facilitate mechanical harvesting.

Outstanding qualities

  • High Yield Potential
  • Excellent Disease Resistance
  • Upright, Bush Growth Habit
  • Large Seed Size

Ukulinga Sugar Bean Variety Is Protected by Plant Breeders Rights.


Ukulinga has been developed as an easy-to-harvest sugar bean; an all-rounder adapted to most bean production areas. The unique combination of an upright bush growth habit with a late maturity, makes this high yielding variety simple and straight forward to harvest. Control of weeds, insects and disease is made easier as there will be little damage from tractor wheels while applying chemicals.

Ukulinga has also proved itself to be a high yielding bean in the national cultivar trials making this variety a must in your dry bean package this season.

Characteristic Ukulinga
Seed type Sugar beans
Maturity 120 days
Adaptation Does well in all bean-producing areas
Yield potential High
Growth habit Tall upright bush, with pods high off the ground
Lodging Resistant to lodging
Shattering Resistant to shattering
Harvesting Easy to harvest; could possibly be harvested mechanically
Seed quality Large % first grade
Seed size Around 52 g per 100 seed
Seed rate Approximately 75-80 kg per ha
Pod appearance Large pod with red markings when mature
Fungal diseases Good resistance to rust and angular leaf spot
Viral resistance Resistant to bean-common mosaic virus

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