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Last year in 2016 I found a bean that had a very long runner and figured it might grow better on support like a pole bean. The bean came out of a bush variety called Angel Cattle which has a dark maroon figure around the eye somewhat like a soldier bean. I named this new bean Hypolita. the first photo is exactly like the bean I found last year. The Second photo is another different bean that Hypolita threw off with a similar pattern but with a solid brow eye patch. The beans grew well and climbed to the top of my 6 foot tall pole support.

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#5 - Hypolita Off Type
 
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I obtained this bean from a fellow on Ebay. The bean comes from Turkey. I grew it in our 2012 drought and it did well. I grew 4 beans around one pole support this year. It threw off one black off type. This year I got so many solid black off types from all sorts of my beans.

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#6 - Anatolian Black And White

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#7 Anatolian Black And White Off Type

I will post more tomorrow. I still have a ton of bean photos to take today.
 

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What is it with black? I also commonly find off-type blacks in a lot of my beans. It is fun though to see, kinda like in that last picture, where a lot of the black ones show other colors under really bright light.

We don't really like black beans in our bean soup mix and generally don't grow any pure strain black beans. I do often plant some of the black off-types just to see what else they segregate into.

I also really like the look of those pink Lima beans. Are they a relatively short season variety?
 

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Oh those black beans. I'm thinking my white bean with the dark eye figure could contain the V gene for dark violet to black and T gene for total coverage of the seed coat. It might contain these genes singlely but not in a pair so it's current color remains basically white. But if it crosses with a bean that also contains the V gene and T gene then if these genes pair up you get a black bean. There might be alot of genes for black floating around in many of our beans but if nothing happens to make a gene pair for these colors then there is no black. There is also a lot of genes floating around for mottled or marbled seed coats. Mottled seed coats is another very common pattern.
 

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Hi @Lady0bug,

Your bean return package came Monday. The seed was just gorgeous. Many thanks and hope you will be with us again in 2018.

Your package was the second return. Received a third package yesterday from an Iowa grower. Expecting packages soon coming from two Canadian growers, and one Bulgarian grower.
 

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Glad they made it safe and sound! Thanks for the wonderful experience.
 

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South Flowerbed Grow Outs

This is one of my original beans that's been around for nearly 40 years now. I grow it on pole supports and call it a pole bean. Some say it's more of a half runner. It's called "Illinois Wild Goose" and a photo of it's dry pod.

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#8 - Illinois Wild Goose

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Illinois Wild Goose pods
 

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This bean came to me from a bean grower friend in Liebenfels, Austria. A very productive pole bean. One of my most requested beans called "Bregenzer". I had just great drying weather this year. Very dry hardly any rain. It made the seeds and pods look just fantastic. Second photo is the dry pod of this variety.

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#9 - Bregenzer

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This next bean called "Indian Mound" I had grown back in the early 1980's and it had been traded around in Seed Savers Exchange through the 80's, and then disappeared after 1989. I have a number of requested beans in the SSE yearbook for the last several years, and this bean was one of them. Finally this past spring a fellow SSE member from Oregon calls me on the phone and tells me he's been keeping this bean since the mid 80's but has been having a hard time keeping it going because of his rainy Oregon climate. So he sent me about a dozen seeds and I planted about 8 of them this year. They did very well. The bean has markings similar to "Goats Eye" but has a frosted look at one end of the seed. The first photo is a couple of the original seeds I was sent and the second photo is the new seed I grew this summer. I think the seed is going to have to darken with time in order to see the frosted part of the bean.

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#10 - Indian Mound

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