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2018 Little Easy Bean Network - Join Us In Saving Amazing Heirloom Beans

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Bluejay77, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. Apr 16, 2018 at 1:05 AM
    Eleanor

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    Frost Bean is listed in this year's Seed Savers Exchange yearbook by a Montana member.
     
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  2. Apr 16, 2018 at 2:04 AM
    Bluejay77

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    Ah there we go I never saw that. Thank you Eleanor ! I will get a sample from them and see if it was like frost the first one I saw.
     
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  3. Apr 16, 2018 at 12:36 PM
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  4. Apr 16, 2018 at 1:32 PM
    Bluejay77

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    That's quite an article. I had purchased some Jacob's Cattle from Rancho Gordo once, but never knew the companies history. I found one unusual bean in the Jacob's Cattle. Grew it and in a couple of years it had produced all the variations of a bean I call Rabbits Foot.
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2018 at 1:36 PM
    Bluejay77

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    @saritabee,

    The bean "Night Star" is out and new seed has not been returned yet. Would you like to pick a replacement for it? Also there is no Schone von Frau Weitzl (Pole), Schoko Flecken (Bush), Or Slut (Pole). Would you like to pick replacements for those as well.
     
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  6. Apr 16, 2018 at 1:47 PM
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    i'd read his first book when i started out with my bean craze and was trying to find out more information about the history and varieties. the problem with beans from the south and warmer climates is that they do have bug potential so they should be stored frozen if you plan on using them for a seed/planting.

    i wouldn't mind a pound of everything they carried if i had the $ and space for them. some i already have, but for the genetic diversity alone and future projects...

    in the article it talks about the guy casually tossing a bean aside because it isn't similar to what people already know and use... oy!...

    p.s. also his simple method of cooking beans to notice their flavor. that's about what i do except i mostly cook beans in just water with no other things added. no salt, no fat, just water. i rarely soak them.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2018 at 6:10 PM
    Bluejay77

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    @saritabee,

    The following three beans you requested I can not supply them this year. Would you like to chose replacements for them>

    Schoko Flecken (Bush)
    Schone von Frau Weitzl (Pole)
    Slut (Pole)
     
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  8. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:44 PM
    Bluejay77

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    Thought you might like to see the new beans I collected this past winter.

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    "Polka Dot" Dry-Bush This came from Seed Savers Exchange. Bred by Professor J.R. at the univerity of New Hampshire in the late 1940's. He's son Billy who started a seed company at the age of 12. The Billy Hepler Seed Company sold this bean from about 1947 to 1953.

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    "Holstein" Pole Also got this from Seed Savers Exchange. The bean was donated to SSE in 1981 by Wanigan Associates. Wanigan obtained the bean from a Lyman Fitgerald who lived in New Mexico. The H.W. Buckbee Seed Company of Rockford, Illinois listed a bean in their catalog by this same name from 1894-1908. It is not known if this bean is actually Buckbee's who first listed the bean, but did not claim it to have originated with him. The pattern and color is exactly like many of the southwest beans that would be common there. Such as Anasazi, Moki, Vaquero, Gila, Gila River, Zuni Shalako and probably others.
     
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  9. Apr 16, 2018 at 11:58 PM
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    "Noridgewock" I got this from a SSE member in New York this past winter. Remember all the outcrosses we grew out in 2016. Those beans came from Will Bonsall of Industry, Maine and many of them were from outcrosses with this very bean.

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    " Paula" Bush - Snap. This I got from another SSE member in Illinois. It's a Robert Lobitz original snap bean. The seed on the packet I recieved was about 2007. Hope it grows.

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    "Crane Lake" Bush. This bean too from the same Illinois SSE member. Another Robert Lobitz original. Most of the packets I got from this fellow were marked 2007 or 2008.

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    "Purple Rose Creek" Bush. Another bean from the same Illinois SSE member. Again another Robert Lobitz original bean that I was after.

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    "Red Spotted Delight" A fourth bean obtained from the same Illinois SSE member. More of Robert Lobitz original beans. If you notice the beans on the outer part of the circle have mostly a large eye patch. Very little to no spotting. I have a suspicion that this bean is still not stable. Thus the two slightly different seed coats.
     
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  10. Apr 17, 2018 at 12:02 AM
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    "Clay Bank Fall" This came in the mail from a fellow in the state of Washington. He traded me this and another bean for some "Leslie Tenderpod" which is a Kentucky heirloom. When I was at the Appalachian Seed Swap in Pikeville, Kentucky. I notice some people there were selling Clay Band Fall bean.

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    "Monachine" Also from the same grower in the state of Washington.
     
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