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It took me 2 hours to make this list! Many might seem repeated, but they are different accessions or different growouts, or maybe just different selections. I have these coarsly sorted by where they are.
21 Jan 2013
Top dresser drawer, Beans in coffee cans:
Italian Flat Wax, brown seeded, pole/wax
Hidatsa Red, bush/dry
My Rattlesnake selected for years from Seed Saver's, Pole/snap/dry
Nova Star, Pole/dry
Rose Bolitas, bush/dry
Eye of the Tiger unusuals, bush/dry
Hutterite my selections bush/half runner/dry
Indian Woman Yellow Main bush/viney/dry
Burgundy Bolitas bush/dry
Tierra's Cranberry, Italian Borlotto Pole, pole/dry
Kim's Italian Flat Green half runner/snap/dry
Capirame Low Pick horticultural type bush/dry
Pastel Ojos mix, pole/dry
Flor de Mayo main pole/dry
Black Allubias de Tolusa Black Spanish Pole pole/dry
2nd dresser drawer, Beans in coffee cans:
Eye of the Tiger main bush/dry
Hidatsa Dark Shield, not yet breeding very true, pole/dry
Coco Rubico Long...not the right name! unknown growth, probably dry
White Rice Bean, my smallest vulgaris, bush/dry
Colorful Bolitas mix, several that lost distinct marks, pole/dry
Large Chocolate Paiute Tepary bush to tender quarter pole/dry
Orange Speckled Paiute Tepary bush to tender quarter pole/dry
Swedish Brown bush/dry
Black Turtle mixed accessions bush/dry
Commercial Pinto low pick bushy/dry
Cherokee Trail of Tears pole/snap/dry
White Baby Lima bush to quarter runner/dry
Sangre de Torro perfect bush/dry
Petaluma Gold Rush pole/dry
3rd dresser drawer:
Indian Woman Yellow hi pick tender quarter runner/dry
Mitla Black Tepary bush to half runner/dry
Hidatsa Shield Figure Pole/dry
Tarahumara Purple Ojos pole/dry
Mrs. Kenealy's Pinks bush/dry
Wren's Egg unknown growth, probably dry
Large Flat Orange Paiute Tepary bush to tender quarter runner/dry
Wide Pod White Greasy, these may be an Appalachian half runner found among my received white greasies.
Christmas Lima pole/dry
Tierra White Tepary bush to tender quarter runner/dry
Paiute Tepary mix, bush to tender quarter runner/dry
Montezuma Red only tucked in one seed. it short vined/dry
2 mixed cans of mostly grade "B" seeds, and some i was just not sure of 100%
Large mixes can come in handy for if there is a loss of the main batches! That's why I still have some of my varieties after moving from Montana and finding I left a box of seeds behind!
Missouri Wonder special selection pole/snap/dry
Tierra Hutterite half runner/dry
Ojo de Cabra pole/dry
Rio Zape vineyhalfrunner/dry
Bottom drawer dresser:
Tierra Louisiana Red unknown growth/dry
White Seeded Half Runner half runner/snap
Golden Lima pole/dry
Blue Speckled Tepary Typical tepary growth/dry
Dow Purple Pod pole/snap
Kentucky mix pole/snap
White Seeded Kentucky Wonder pole/snap
Greasy Grits pole/cutshort snap/dry
Tierra Gold Tepary tepary growth/dry
Reverse and Unusual mix
Capirame Late Pick Horticultural pole/dry
Hopi Beige Lima quarter to half runner/dry
Chile Kidney unknown growth/dry look like louisiana
Tierra Tan Bolitas unknown growth/dry
Blackeye Cowpeas vigorous half runner/dry
Special mix Flor de Mayo pole/SHELLY/dry
Deep Orange Paiute Tepary, 2 shades Tepary growth/dry
Small Chocolate Tepary Tepary growth/dry
Bottom drawer, small plastic dresser, in cans:
Tierra's Yellow Eye Ham Hock quarter runner/dry
Tierra Flageolet viney bush/dry
Large White Commercial Lima bush/dry
Tennessee Green Pod, mixed accessions bush to half runner/snap/dry
Coco Rubico Standard forgotten growth!/dry
Missouri Wonder older accession pole/snap/dry
Italian Flat Wax White Seeded Pole/snap
Mt. Pima Plum pole/dry
White Navy<<<guessing identity. unknown growth/dry maybe Cassellini?
White Greasy pole/snap
Blue Lake Bush and Shumway Experimental Bush mixed bush/snap
Small plastic box marked good socket set. In envelopes from here on:
shorter pod selection white seeded kentucky wonder pole/snap
Original received seed of White Seeded Kentucky Wonder pole/snap
Missouri Wonder unusuals pole/snap/dry
White Mccaslan Sallee/Dunnahoo family strain pole/snap
Original (mixed) received seed White Greasy, may have 4 varieties in it pole/snap
Hidatsa Shield Figure pole/dry
Tendergreen bush to runners/snap
Bush Blue Lake bush/snap
Shumway Experimental bush/snap
Unknown small brown seeds
Indian Woman Yellow multi growth patterns/dry
Tennessee Green Pod bush to half runner/snap/dry
Darker Beige Seed
Medium Beige Seed both may be italian flat wax brown seed or may be Dow Purple Pod must've gotten interrupted packing them
White greasies that dry to dead. I did save some seed!
Missouri Wonder, old original received seed pole/snap/dry
Ha! Not Telling mix. yep. i forget what they were!
It was to be a joke on my own future self! im laughing!
Italian Flat Wax Grey Seed, immature brown seed. pole/snap
3 packets mixed beans
Wren's Egg unknown growth/dry
Yellow Seeded White Greasy...could it be? Gotta grow them to see!
Greasy Grit selected pole/cutshort snap/dry
Paiute Tepary Mix Tepary growth/dry
White Greasy Big Seeded selection pole/snap
Small Blue Plastic Box:
Tarahumara Red Eyed Bolitas from Tarahumara Purple pole/dry
2 kinds of black seeds picked high and late 2 years ago. unknown
Tennessee Green Pod, long seed selection can't remember growth/snap/dry
Black Eyed Cowpeas vigorous half runner/dry
Indian Woman Yellow mix of extra large and extra small seeds viney/dry
Mt. Pima Plum Pole/dry
Blue Speckled Tepary, selected for best speckling, tepary growth/dry
Dow Purple Pod, fat pod selection pole/snap
Indian Woman Yellow Large seed selection viney/dry
Mix of beige and white seeds...go figure!
Darker Pintos from bag of 15 bean unknown growth/dry
White Half Runner Appalachian Dunnahoo/Sallee family original seed half runner/snap
Tan Bolitas from Flor de Mayo pole/dry
Lighter Pinto from bag of 15 bean unknown growth/dry
Commercial Pinto Mix unknown growth/dry
Yoeme Beige Bolitas from Yoeme Purple String pole/dry
Paiute Beige Tepary tepary growth/dry
Mixed Tepary tepary growth/dry
Indian Woman Yellow older seed viney/dry
The Stars, enveloped in 2 cans:
All are pole/dry
True Brown Star
Brown Stars, almost no stripe
Brown Stars, striped one side
Light Purple Flor de Mayo Star
Deeply colored Flor de Mayo Star
Rose Flor de Mayo Star...BEST SHELLY, EVEN RAW, OF ALL!
The Browns Stars Mix
Taupe Star Bolitas
Taupe Star Larger Fat
Taupe Star Medium
Some extra mixed Stars in bottom of Bustelo can
Black Star Bolitas
Black Star Fat Larger
True Black Star Large Flat
Brown Stars with prominent gold stripes on both sides
La Llave can
Beans in the Starbucks box:
Orange Speckled Paiute Tepary...these will still have some bright orange unspeckled offspring
Greenstring from White Greasy 2 packets, short pole/snap not very immune to problems!
Flor de Mayo pole/dry
Paiute Tepary mix
Paiute Orange Tepary
Tierra "extras" mix
Glossy Brown Mt. Pima Plum...May be from harvesting wet pods? pole/dry
Capirame mix mixed growths/dry
Large Orange Paiute Tepary
Large Flat Orange Paiute Tepary
Main Orange Variations Paiute Tepary
Paiute Orange Tepary Mix
Tierra's Gold Tepary
Tierra's Cherokee Trail of Tears pole/snap/dry
Ojo de Cabra pole/dry
Tierra Baddas Pole/dry
High Mowing's Rattlesnake
ViaSat box, enveloped:
Dark Stars, grade B seed
Red Eyed Indian Woman Yellow (small faint red eye)
Burgundy Kidney selected from Burgundy Bolitas
Cool mix of Small Chocolate and Tierra White Teparies
Double Sized pod White Greasy pole/snap
Black Turtle best selection, survivor! bush/dry
Burgundy Bolitas half runner half runner/dry
Indian Woman Yellow reddish podded, from 1 plant viney/dry
Black Allubias de Tolusa Spanish, striped pod. (late in season) pole/dry
Indian Woman Yellow big seeded viney/dry
Nova Star, first few pods to appear, pole/dry
Burgundy Bolitas Pink Podded bush/dry
Bush Black spanish de tolusa, may be Black Coco bush/dry
Burgundy Bolitas red podded bush/dry
Speckle Podded Pinto vineybush/dry
GREENSTRING HEALTHY! I DID SAVE SOME before plants withered. half runner/snap somewhat creasebacked
Wide Pod White Greasy pole/snap or half runner?
Rose Bolitas strongest plant among strong plants. bush/dry super productive by numbers
Small Horticultural half runner half runner/dry
Smooth Chocolate Paiute Tepary
Biggest Orange Paiute Tepary, almost cutshort!
Biggest Smooth Chocolate Tepary
White Greasy best plant pole/snap
High Mowing Rattlesnake
Envelope box in desk drawer:
Brown Star Greasy needs better name pole/dry/snap
Special Flor de Mayos found among Stars pole/shelly/dry
Flor de Mayo Stars, mixed colors pole/shelly/dry
True Large Flat Stars mixed pole/dry
Ojo de Flor Star, may be F2 seed. Pole/dry These may segregate to several forms.
Pink Podded Flor de Mayo pole/shelly/dry
Pastel Purple pole/dry just appeared. maybe from capirame mix.
Capirame Late Pick, striped Pod, pole/dry
Red Seeded Borlotto Podded Bush/dry
White Greasy red tinged pods pole/snap
Another possible F2 from Flor de Mayo pole/dry faint tarahumara purple ojos stripes
Tarahumara Purple Ojos biggest podded plant pole/dry
black coco bush/dry
2 generations in row indian woman yellow cutshort viney/dry
High Mowing's Rattlesnake pole/snap/dry
Burgundy Bolitas half runner/dry
WHEW! Another 2 hours typing!
You've gotta be the King of Beans!
But I just want to know where you put your clothes?
Thistle, that is a very real problem for me! Wellp, my wardrobe is bursting at the seams. I have a tall pile of pants and coats based on some big cardboard boxes in the corner of my bedroom near my bed. I need another wardrobe and dresser
Marshall, have you considered starting a bean seed catalog?
You could, really.
Wow, Marshall. That is really something. How did you get your collection started? With your passion and knowledge, you really should be doing SSE.
They are right you know Marshall. You should make a catalog with what you have. Or maybe talk to one of the established companies like Baker Creek or another heirloom seed company and if they'd like to work with you. That's REALLY REALLY REALLY impressive list.
Hey guys, my collection here is just an amateur job of it, and the stage it's at right now is where I need to organize it better. As can be seen, they are in boxes, cans, and envelopes, at least mostly well labelled, a few not so well labelled, but in no real order. Organizing these puppies should be my next task.
My collection of actual varieties is small compared to the great collections, and in serious need of more varieties, knowledge, and leadership. I'm an ole employee kind of guy. I need to remember to self manage.
How did it get started?
Well, I have a few more packets in my regular garden seed boxes, you know, where I have my Toimato and Cantaloupe seeds and things. In among those packets is some bush purple podded bean that also makes tender runners. Way back in the late 1960's I got some of these seeds from, well, I can't remember if it was from dad ordering them from Shumway or if it was from the nice people at a local nursery on West College Avenue in Santa Rosa. Not even sure of the exact variety name, but I think they are an older version of Royalty Purple Pod. I grew those in my gardens as a kid. When I joined the Army my parents boxed up some of my clothes, including my socks drawer which is where I kept my seeds back then.
Many years later I moved to Montana in 1986 after my parents moved there. Lo and behold, they gave me the box of my old clothes! Ha! There were my socks! Some still good, my favorite old kind of socks too!!! Opening the socks out plopped a beige Bean seed in perfect shape. I made a small garden at their place, planted it, and, wow!, that Purple Podded Bean grew! There was also a Squash seed. It too grew. That one was the old fashioned Golden Hubbard standard variety that had tons of vigor unlike the newer versions that have lost their vigor! There stuck in another pair of socks were my Cosmos seeds! There were a few other seeds too.
There followed then some years of gardens, and some years I didn't have a place to garden. The years between my 3 years in the army band and 1986 had some gardens, mostly at my sister Laurie's place, which by the way, was always heirloom, and my brother in law had Brandywine Tomatoes, somehow even before there was a Seed Saver's Exchange. He passed on before I got a chance to find out how he got them, but I think he knew someone, like maybe John Jeavons or one of Alan Chadwick's hippy or merchant marine friends. One was some kind of professor I know that.
So there were years of gardening excitement, and years of smoldering, wishing I had a garden. Beans. So friggin' beautiful! Grow so easily too! Up in barely zone 4 southwest Montana about a mile up, don't be fooled by it being any kind of southwest. Air is bone dry cold in the long winter there. The sharp mountains lift the sudden summer rains and turn them into hailstorms in August. So quick and tough varieties need to be grown in gardens there. That was the time when I began noticing my seeds taking over first my sock drawer. I finally figured out how to cross pollinate Tomatoes. My tomato seeds have their own box. Some are getting old. They also need to be listed and organized, as do my squashes.
My collection is growing, is small and amateurish, and yes, it is time to organize it, grow it more, and take some next and further steps!
Yes, they sure are NinnyMary! Much more than 6! Come on up to the lake for a day drive!!!