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Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Bluejay77, Apr 11, 2017.

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    VA_LongBean

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    I'm in the same situation with my limas. I got a second crop late in the season and I am on tenterhooks hoping it will ripen by the time the plants die.
     
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    Bluejay77

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    More beans from the Backyard. Last year I had obtained some old green and yellow podded snap bean varieties. The first one I grew this summer was Puregold Wax. Very productive and produced just under a half pound of seed for only 5 seeds planted. Bred by the Rogers Brothers Seed Company of Idaho Falls, Idaho and released in 1947. It was commonly found in catalogs in the 1950's and 60's. I don't think it is in any catalog anymore. Widely adapted can be grown in a lot of areas. Parentage is Brittle Wax x Wisconsin Hybrid Wax 536.

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    Bluejay77

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    On post number 467 I changed the name of the bean "Marengo" to "Hebron" as there is a commerical variety in Europe called Marengo. Could be the bean might be patented. So I don't want to get into any difficulty with the patent owner if there happens to be one.
     
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    Bluejay77

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    Another old commerical variety from the 1940's is this green snap bean called "Ranger". Bred by Asgrow Seed Company in 1947. Widely Adapted. 56 days to snaps. Pods 5" x 3/8". Plants spreading, with short runners, very productive. I thought it fun to dip into some old commercial bean history.

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    Bluejay77

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    "Medal Refugee" Bred and introduced by the Asgrow seed company of New Haven, Conecticut in 1942. Parentage is United States 5 x Round Pod Kidney Wax. Asgrow seed company is short for Associated Seed Growers. It was started in the 1920's by Calvin Keeney who is credited with being the father of the stringless bean.

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    Bluejay77

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    "Keewatin" is another Robert Lobitz variety. Bush dry bean type.

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    Bluejay77

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    "Giant Stringless Greenpod" Tall plants over two feet in height. Long pods somewhat variable, long and stringless. One of the most popularly grown snap beans of the early twentieth century. Bred by Calvin Keeney the father of the stringless bean, and introduced by Johnson & Stokes Seed Company in 1898.

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    Bluejay77

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    "Zumbro Falls" Bush/Snap. Another cultivar in the large bean legacy of the Late Robert Lobitz of Paynesville, Minnesota. Robert named the bean after the little town of Zumbro Falls a little over 200 population in Wabasha county in southeastern Minnesota.

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    "Refugee Wax" Bush/Snap/Wax. Yellow podded. Plants large spreading with many runner like branches. Productive with a long bearing season. This stringless form was selected from a stringy form of Refugee Wax by Calvin Keeney sometime before 1897.

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