Cardinal is a determinate bean variety that has proved popular in both small-scale andlarge-scale farming conditions. It has excellent agronomic characteristics, showing goodstandability under higher populations as well as holding its pods above the soil surface,reducing seed spoiling due to water staining when wet pods sit in contact with the soil.Cardinal has excellent all-round leaf disease resistance with very good tolerance to BeanCommon Mosaic Virus as well as rust. It tolerates higher populations and due to its broadrange of adaptability has performed extremely well under low as well as highmanagement conditions. Cooking times for Cardinal are generally quicker than for othersugar beans and therefore popular with housewives. Cardinal is very popular due to theappetizing flavour it imparts in stews and other meat dishes and it is therefore a goodchoice for all farmers.