Beef-Bush Gold Resilient

NCrop: Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)

Use/Type: Dry

Breeder: Carol Deppe Fertile Valley Seeds

OSSI Pledge Date: January 2016

Release Date: January 2016

Bred for Organic Systems: Yes

Commercial Availability: No

Variety Type: Breeding Population

Discontinued Variety

This variety was discontinued because it looks and tastes like one of the parents, Gaucho, and is significantly later. In addition, it’s niche as breeding material for gold-colored material from this breeding series is also filled by Beefy Resilient Grex, which also has plenty of gold beans in it.


Sister* to Beefy Resilient Grex and to the other two beef-bush lines. Early dry bush bean. Very productive. I was just minding my own business not trying to be a bean breeder at all when my heirloom ‘Gaucho’ beans, supposedly P. vulgaris, crossed so cheerfully with ‘Black Mitla’ tepary, supposedly P. acutifolius, to give me material that I in due course released as ‘Beefy Resilient Grex’. I was still not trying to be a bean breeder when I subsequently got several dozen unsolicited back crosses of those crosses onto pure ‘Gaucho’. The back crossed plants were obvious by their generally short-viney bush type, purplish plants, and usually black or brown seed. One of these back crossed plants produced 806 seeds, the most I have ever got from any legume. Really, what could I do? I saved the seed separately, of course. This plant, named “Resilient 800X’ became the foundation plant for the Beef-Bush series, derived by selecting for bush type and pure colors. ‘Beef-Bush Gold Resilient’ is the first of these to be released. It looks just like ‘Gaucho’, but is a sister line to ‘Beefy Resilient Grex’ and not to ‘Gaucho’. ‘Beef-Bush Gold Resilient’ is a full flavored dry bean. It’s genetically ¾ Gaucho and ¼ ‘Black Mitla’ “tepary”.

Availability from OSSI Seed Company Partners

  • No Longer Available