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2016 Little Easy Bean Network - Gardeners Keeping Heirloom Beans From Extinction

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Bluejay77, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. Oct 17, 2016
    aftermidnight

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    Not one of Russ's but another wax pole that was a good grower for me is one given to me by a GW member. 'John's Polish Purple Pole Bean' I just grew for seed a couple of years ago so haven't had a taste yet. @PhilaGardener here's the pictures I couldn't post on the other forum, can't just drag and drop there, they disappeared out of my message when I hit submit.
    The seed Keith sent me
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    The seed I harvested, slightly different color, possibly from growing conditions, different soil?
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    The same seed taken with a flash, not the best pic but the purple shows through
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    Next time I grow them I hope the seed is the nice purple in the first pic.

    Annette
     
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    Bluejay77

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  3. Oct 17, 2016
    Bluejay77

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    John's Polish Purple is very pretty. Kind of reminds me of Lilaschke which is another wax poded bean.
     
  4. Oct 17, 2016
    Ridgerunner

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    I mailed the four packages today. Expected delivery Thursday.
     
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    Bluejay77

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    The Big Bean Show - Day #5

    In 2014 I had requested three bean varieties from a professor J├╝rgen Klapprott in Germany. Red Cattle, Black Cattle, and Angel Cattle. He was so kind to send them and trust someone so far away with his beans. I sent back fresh seed of two of those varieties, but one of them (Angel Cattle) I was not happy with how the seeds looked at the time and felt I could grow better seeds. The professor told me the beans came from the south of France and they were the product of outcrosses so they could still be segregating. This year I got a very nice Angel Cattle crop. Plus two other seed coat types.

    The professor will be receiving some new Angel Cattle seeds this year.

    The photo on top in the Angel Cattle. Angel Cattle is a bush bean. The next photo is a bush segergation from Angel Cattle, and so is the third photo but that one is a semi runner.

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    Photo #1 - "Angel Cattle" - Bush

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    Photo #2 - Angel Cattle Segregation - Bush

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    Photo #3 - Angel Cattle Segregation - Semi Runner
     
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    Ridgerunner

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    They are all pretty but that semi-runner is gorgeous.
     
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    aftermidnight

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    Ditto what Ridge said :).

    Annette
     
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    journey11

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    I turn 40 next year too. :p So that I'll remember.

    Spring through July we had lots of rain, very consistently, such that I never had to water the garden. August and September were very hot and dry, topping out around 90 most days. That worked out well for ripening most of the bean pods this summer.

    We've not had a frost yet and may not get it until early November judging by the current forecast. This was sheer luck for me, as most of my limas are coming in late and were planted a bit late.

    @Ridgerunner -- Wow, what a variety you got! My seed samples were small, so I had less going on than you did. Only 2 segregations each on #47 and #48. #49 was only one plant, so no surprises there. Your Karachaganak is quite a handsome bean!
     
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    journey11

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    That next to last one is so blue! It looks like lapis lazuli, a semi-precious gemstone.
     
  10. Oct 18, 2016
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    Hi @aftermidnight,

    Your post #418 was dated October 11th. That's the day you mailed the bean package and today it was in my mailbox. That was very, very fast. I think because of the import label it was never opened or was even sent to the examing station in San Fransico. Just made a bee line right for my house. Thank you so very much. You do such a great job of growing the beans. What a neat package of beans. Got a lot of grow out planning to do for next year for sure.
     

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