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  1. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #17 Mona Lisa - Pole, Dry Normally a fairly productive bean. This one too was stunted all summer and didn't produce it's usual quantity of beans. I got this one from bean trading friend Harriet Mella in Liebenfels, Austra. Total Seed Harvest: 3.60 ounces (102...
  2. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #17 Molly's Zebra - Pole, Snap Usually a very productive bean but struggled under this summers conditions. Named after Bill Mollison an Australian researcher who has taught hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world how to grow food and be sustainable...
  3. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #17 Missouri Bill's - Semi Runner, Dry I bought this bean from the Ozark Seed Bank in 2011. Productive cranberry type produces good sized beans. It did produce one off type seed this season in the second photo. A shorter smaller seed than Missouri Bill's. Total...
  4. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #17 Minnesota Beauty - Bush, Dry This bean is the product of the Robert Lobitz Legacy beans that I was gifted from a SSE member from Hartford, Kansas in 2015. After growing this bean out for several years and not finding any off type seeds. I gave it this name...
  5. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #17 Minnesota 1940's - Semi Runner - Dry I acquired this bean in 2012 from Heritage Harvest Seeds in Canada when they were still shipping seeds to the U.S. The last couple of years the bean has been producing quite a bit of off type seeds. I just keep picking...
  6. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Penland Family is a long season bean even where I live. However I usually have about a two week custon of time for it to finish up and dry pretty well.
  7. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    No I don't think there is a chance that Marico crossed with Blue Jay. Blue Jay being a true bush snap bean is only grown in plot where there is other true bush snap beans. Marico is not only a dry bean, but a semi Runner.
  8. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    @Michael Lusk, Your bean box showed up in the mail today. Very nice beans. Again many thanks for your work.
  9. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #16 Midnight Blue - Semi Runner 85 days to first dry pods. Blossom: pink. Productive plants produce beautiful purple 5.5 inch pods. An original bean named and introduced by Robert Lobitz through the Seed Savers Exchange yearbook in 2001. Total Seed Harvest: 10.45...
  10. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #16 Menomenee - Semi Runner, Dry A bean that I discovered in my Capron, Illinois gardens in 1979. The last couple of years it's been putting out a lot of off type seed coats. I've keep picking the Menomenee seeds and regrowing them. This bean might be easily...
  11. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #16 Marico - Semi Runner - Dry From Marico county South Africa. I obtained this bean from Will Bonsall of Industry, Maine in the days when he was still making listings in the Seed Savers Exchange yearbook. It's very productive and did wonderfully well this year...
  12. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #16 Major Cook's - Pole, All Purpose. Productive plants climb over 8'. 5.5" pods splashed bright red turn deep purple as pods become curved before drying. Multi purpose. Pods are fiberless, thick walled and juicy with a strong flavor. Sweet rich and pleasant. If...
  13. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #16 Long Prairie Trout 3.1 - Bush, Dry. Another of the many segregations from the Robert Lobitz Legacy Beans that I've worked with since 2015. This bean produced nice looking bean in the second photo. Total Seed Harvest: 12.95 ounces (367 grams). Long Prairie...
  14. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #15 Lynnfield - Pole, Dry. My first encounter with this bean was in the early 1980's as a member of John Withee's Wanigan Associates which was based in Lynnfield, MA. It is a segregation from Lila Stuart that John Withee discovered in one of his bean grow outs...
  15. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #15 Louisiana - Pole, Snap. 75 days to snaps and 100 to first dry seed. Heavy yields of green pods streaked with purple. 8 to 9 seeds per pod. Pods remain tender for an extended period. Another of my all time favorite pole snap varieties. People who have gotten...
  16. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #15 Long Prairie Trout 3 - Bush dry. Another segregation of a Robert Lobitz Legacy bean. This one looks just like the 2019 Long Prairie 2 off type. It also produced it own off type this summer. Second photo. Total Seed Harvest: 6.70 ounces (189 grams) Long...
  17. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #15 Long Prairie 2.2 Bush dry. Another segregation of one of the Robert Lobitz Legacy beans. This beans looks like a light skin toned Jacob's Cattle. This bean did not produce any off types this year. These names are all working titles. If stablized they will get...
  18. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #15 Long Prairie 2 - Bush dry. One of the many segregations of Robert Lobitz legacy beans I acquired in 2015. This bean produced one off type of it's own this summer which was similar to one of the other legacy beans segregations. Second photo is it's 2019 off...
  19. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #14 Little Falls - Bush dry. This bean is one of the many Robert Lobitz legacy beans. This years grow out looked like last years with the addition of one interesting looking segregation in the second photo. Total Seed Harvest: 8.85 ounces (250 grams). Little...
  20. Bluejay77

    2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

    Russ Crow's 2019 Bean Show Day #14 Lila Stuart - Semi Runner dry. About 110 days to dry seed. A bean from the Wanigan collection I originally grew back in the early 1980's. 18 inch tall plants (45cm). The bean comes out of early SSE member Ernest B. Dana's collection of Etna, N.H. in the...
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