Cariblanco N was developed by Dr. Steve Temple of the University of California, Davis Dry Bean Breeding Program.
BREEDING HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION
Cariblanco N was increased from a single plant selection which is nematode resistant, indeterminate baby lima, derived from a cross of UCD selection -144 x UCD Accession L-136. The plant is very similar in appearance to the commercial variety Mezcla. It matures in about 110 to 130 days. Cariblanco N has small flat white seeds similar in appearance to Mezcla, Pat, and Wilbur vine baby limas.
Cariblanco N was developed for resistance to root-knot nematodes common in the San Joaquin Valley, California. It is well adapted to the climate and soils of baby lima growing areas along the west side of the upper San Joaquin Valley and also performs well in San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Yolo, Solano, and Fresno counties.
PEST AND DISEASE RESISTANCE
Cariblanco N is resistant to the two predominant species of root-knot nematode in the San Joaquin Valley – Meloidognye incognita race 1 and race 3; Meloidogyne javanica.
SEED CLASSES AND PRODUCTION
The genetic purity of this baby lima variety and all lima varieties will be compromised by outcrossing which occurs at high rates among limas when isolation distances are less than one mile. It is therefore very important that Breeder, Foundation, and Registered seed be grown with adequate isolation.
Foundation seed will be maintained and distributed by the UCD Foundation Seed Program. Certification will be available under the supervision of the California Crop Improvement Association. Classes of seed will be Breeder, Foundation, Registered, and Certified.