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GRAIN LEGUMES

These varieties perform well at altitudes between 900 and 2000 m above sea level.

VARIETY

AVAREGE

YIELD/Acre.

(90kg)

PERIOD TO

MATURITY

(MONTHS)

SPEACIAL ATTRIBUTES

DRY SHELL BEANS

 

GLP 92

(MWITEMANIA)

 

8

90-95

  • Cream seeds with black-brown spots
  • Has a spreading growth habit with nearly flat pods which contain oval
  • seeds
  • Prefers the medium altitude and is tolerant to drought
  • Tolerant to halo blight

GLP 2

(ROSE COCO)

10

75-90

  • Large ,dark red with beige flecks seeds
  • The plant is tall ,erect and very vigorous with flat pods
  • Prefers medium  altitude zones
  • Tolerant to bean common mosaic virus and anthracnose

GLP 1004

(MWEZI MOJA)

6

80-90

  • Large  beige or light  brown  speckled purple with long broad  pods
  • Medium yielder and performs best in warmer areas
  • Well adapted for planting during the short rain

GLP 24

(CANADIAN WONDER)

10

110-120

  • Shiny dark purple or reddish seeds 
  • Vigours plant with slight climbing tendency and flat pods
  • Performs best in cool areas

GLP 1127

(NEW MWEZI MOJA)

8

85-90

  • An improvement of GLP 1004 on yielg and diseases tolerance
  • Relatively widely adaptable than  GLP 1004
  • The colours are similar to those of GLP 1004

WAIRIMU DWARF

6

70

  • An extra early bean type that performs well in most ecological zones but suited to medium to dry areas
  • It has excellent eating quality
  • Good for intercropping

 

 

Variety

OPTIMAL

PRODUCTION

ALTITUDE

PERIOD TO

MATURITY

(DAYS)

  • SPEACIAL ATTRIBUTES

COWPEAS

 

KENKUNDE 1

0-2000

75-90

  • Dual purpose
  • Drought tolerant
  • Performs well in a wide variety of soils.

GREEN GRAMS

 

KS.20

0-2900

45-60

  • Uniform Green rounded seed
  • maturity
  • High yielder
  • Drought tolerant
           

 

 

 

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