McDonalds Seeds

Gadra Dry Sugar Beans

Outstanding Qualities

  • Very fast = Early Harvest
  • Excellent Disease Resistance
  • Upright, Bush Growth Habit
  • Large Seed Size

Gadra sugar bean is developed as an early harvest sugar bean. It is particularly well adapted to the Lowveld and Kwa Zulu Natal bean production areas. It also performs well in the late planting slot in all areas when other varieties of beans will not make it through.

The bean also does well in the niche gadra market where it’s early maturity and large pods are sought after. Control of weeds, insects and disease is made easier as there will be little damage from tractor wheels while applying chemicals.

CharacteristicGadra
Seed typeSugar beans
Maturity85 – 95 days
AdaptationKZN and Lowveld (late plantings elsewhere)
Yield potentialHigh
Growth HabitUpright bush, with pods off the ground
LodgingResistant to lodging
ShatteringResistant to shattering
HarvestingEasy to harvest
Seed qualityLarge % first grade
Seed sizeAround 55 g per 100 seed
Seed rateApproximately 75-80 kg per ha
Pod appearanceLarge pod with red markings when mature
Fungal diseasesGood resistance to rust and angular leaf spot
Viral resistanceResistant to bean common mosaic virus

Gadra dry sugar beans are protected by plant breeders rights.