I have looked and looked for some info on these beans I got in the swap and can't seem to find any .. Soooo Beings they came from the swap Does ANYONE know about these beans ? They look special and I wanna make sure I keep them the right way ... Such a unique and bright bean looks like Jelly Beans
Gonna ... fingers crossed they will grow this year I have not a lot of knowledge about growing beans I don't know if these ones need support or not But I am jeeped about growing them can't wait to try them
Post by Pharmer Phil on Feb 13, 2010 6:42:38 GMT -6
Rita...Sometimes beans take on different colors too, depending on soil/climate.. I have grown horticulture beans for years, here, they turned brown, in Missouri, or where I lived there, they were a pinkish red color...outa da same saved seed... I should try some of that old seed...I think I still have some
Nope I don't think its it .. it looks nothing like a lima .. Is large, oval shape, plump and undoubtedly the best for green shell bean, being rich and delicious as limas.
they said they are "delicious as limas " now for being plump...they aren't saying, but all dry beans are plump when fresh, after drying...they aren't so plump..
just have to grow some out Rita and let us know... I reiterate tho... (phancy word Huh ) beans, grown in different soils/climate and culture...sometimes don't resemble the original seed... Those purty pink lady pole beans...they were delicious... But were not the same size, or color as the seeds we got in the seed swap.
The closest thing I have seen to this bean is the peanut bean, also known as the pink half runner, and sometimes known in this area as the Old Joe Clark Bean. The bean in your photos has pink splotches which I have not seen before. I have over 450 varieties from the Southern Appalachians and I have not encountered this one. I hope it is a good bean.
Sorry I can't be of more help in identifying it.
OK I guess they may be different then .. which will have me growing them in a bit different manner .. I may do buckets so I can more control the growing environment