This variety released by North Carolina State University, is relatively new to the Virginia/Carolina area and has shown strong yield potential. It is a large seeded variety with bright hulls and pod size similar to the older NCV 11 variety. It has superior disease tolerance to CBR, Sclerotinia blight, tomato spotted wilt and stem rot (white mold). It also shows reduced susceptibility to late leaf spot and growers are often able to reduce spray applications with close management. Bailey has a maturity similar to NCV 11 but can be earlier given the growing conditions (150 days in North Carolina and Virginia, 135 days in South Carolina). This variety expresses itself with a large, rank canopy and growers find the use of a growth regulator or gps guidance helpful when digging. Bailey expresses normal oleic oil characteristics.
The Sugg variety was released by North Carolina State University with the Bailey. It is a bright inshell variety that has larger pods than the Bailey and also has high yield potential. Its disease tolerance is similar to Bailey but stronger than previous larger seeded varieties like Gregory and Phillips. Maturity for the Sugg variety is similar to NCV11 at 150 days in North Carolina and Virginia, and 135 in South Carolina. Sugg also has a large canopy like Baliey and has normal oil characteristics.
CHAMPS is a large seeded variety released through Virginia Tech in cooperation with North Carolina State University. It matures approximately five days earlier that NCV 11 with pods that are larger than NCV 11. It has high yield potential and moderate tolerance to tomato spotted wilt virus. It is susceptible to white mold and CBR. It has normal oil characteristics.
This variety will be a new release from North Carolina State University for 2015 with very limited seed going for seed production. This variety is similar to the Bailey in size and disease tolerance. It has high yield potential similar to Bailey. Disease tolerance to CBR, Sclerotinia, white mold and TSWV is very good. Maturity is similar to the NCV11. This variety has high O/L oil characteristics.
Wynne is also a new release from North Carolina State University for 2015 and will be available only for seed production in 2015. It is a larger seeded variety with jumbo pods exceeding that of CHAMPS, Sugg and Florida Fancy in early trails. Its disease tolerance for CBR, TSWV, and leaf spot diseases is similar to Bailey. Sclerotinia tolerance is not as good as Bailey in early trails. Yield potential is strong, similar to Sugg. This variety has high O/L oil characteristics.