You should grow quite few pounds. I planted about 15 seeds of DG last year and got almost 18 ounces of the seed. You might with a good harvest get 3.5 to 7 pounds of the seed. If need be I would be willing to buy a pound of DG from you and pay the postage too.
Checked my planting diagram and discovered I am not growing Dapple Grey this year. I sold half of what I grew last year and must have decided the other half will last through next year.........maybe
You will just have to wait and see what your planting does.
I think I vaguely remember Dapple Grey last summer being a little later than a lot of the other bush beans. It might take two or three more weeks for it to start blooming. I'll have to check my Dapple Grey tomorrow. I have it growing again this summer. Different location and different soil...
What's that in the back, @Bluejay77 ? Have you been flirting with tomatoes??? In plain sight of the beans??? Ohhh, the betrayal! :hit No wonder the beans are turning yellow - they're jealous.
Yeah I became a bit of a tomato turncoat about 10 years ago. Hardly anyone has...
The Backyard Bean Nursery is more advanced in the varieties seed development than last year. The plot is beginning to show some color change.
Swan River - Bush Dry - 7-8-21 - Robert Lobitz Original Named Bean
Swan River - Bush Dry - 7-22-21 - Robert Lobitz Orignal Named Bean
From The same Book.
Tennessee Greenpod. This one is a semi runner
TENNESSEE GREEN POD.
Listed by 2 seedsmen.- Seeds tested: Ferry, 1904-1906; Schwill, 1905.
Description. — Plant large, very spreading, with many semirunners and drooping
branches, very thick stemmed, green throughout...
From an old book called "American varieties of garden beans"
Listed by 31 seedsmen. Seeds tested: Henderson, 1900-1902, 1905; Keeney,
1904-1906; Rogers, 1906.
Description. — Plant large-medium...
Bountiful probably can be described as a sprawling bush. It will get heavy and widen out with maturity and with a full load of pods often lean over on it's side. However I don't care what those other sources tell you Bountiful is not a semi runner. No No ! I've got old seed catalogs that date...
I can tell you this. That when Victory seeds describes Bountiful as a semi runner they are dead wrong. Bountiful is a true bush snap bean. I am growing it also myself this year and not a single plant is throwing runners. You can even find a description of the varietiy in the 1931 publication...
2021 Bean Acres Photos From The Bird's Eye View
Now that my Bean Acres contains two raised beds. I thought new photos of this years bush bean grow out would be fun to see. The second bed on the right side of the photos, you will notice in the lower left section of that raised bed that the rows...
I wonder too if the shape of the leaves on VC might be some response to soil conditions. Different soils affect seed coat colors and patterns, maybe it can affect leaf shape a bit too. The plants really don't look unhealthy.
If those semi runners are not a huge number. I would just pull them so they don't cross polinate more true bush beans and spread the running habit among more bush varieties. If you want to grow them to maturity. Just don't include any seed of those new outcross semi runners in your seed returns...