Cutting dates affect cooking quality of dark red kidney beans
AuthorsF. L. Smith
D. G. Faris
Authors AffiliationsFrancis L. Smith is Professor of Agronomy and Agronomist, Department of Agronomy, University of California, Davis; Donald G. Faris is Research Assistant in the Experiment Station, Department of Agronomy, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 17(8):14-16. DOI:10.3733/ca.v017n08p14. August 1963.
Neither yield nor seed size increases when Dark Red Kidney beans are cut after the average moisture content has reached 50%, according to this report of Davis tests. Susceptibility to mechanical damage and to splitting in the canned product continues to increase in beans cut after they have reached 50% moisture. Other advantages to earlier cutting include earlier marketing possibilities, more leaves to buffer seed damage during threshing, and higher quality beans.
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