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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 17, 2018
    Bluejay77

    Bluejay77 Garden Addicted

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    Beans I got at the Appalachian Seed Swap April 7th this year.​

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    "Mountain Half Runner" One of the many white seeded half runner beans.

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    "Chocolate Segregation" - Semi Runner. I got this at the seed swap from Tricia77. It comes from Marshall Smyth in California via the Chocolate bean I sent him to grow out in 2014. Funny thing Marshall got this segregation from Chocolate and when I grew Chocolate this one did not materialize for me.

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    "Geradi" - Semi Runner. There was a woman from Pennsylvania passing these out to some of us at the seed swap so I took one too. This one originates in Italy.

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    "Skunk Bean" - Pole. One of the residence of the state of Kentucky was selling this bean. So it looked interesting enough so I bought a packet. I believe this bean is an old Kentucky heirloom tender hull. Probably not a stringless bean though.

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    Hallados Grandos - Pole. Got this from the woman from the state of New York that Tricia rode to the swap with.
     
  2. Apr 17, 2018
    saritabee

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    Totally! :) Instead of those, let's do Harriet's Black Hook, Rwanda Rainbow, Small Speckled Bunch, and Giant Red Tarka.
     
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    flowerbug

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    @Bluejay77 it is funny you seem to have selected a lot of roundish beans there. :) many of those i like.
     
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    any info on the habit of Pelligrini? i double like with hot-fudge on top. :)
     
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    reedy

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    Russ, you can put me down for the semi-runners on your list that need grow outs if you haven't found someone for them yet.
    I'll be getting back in next few days with a bigger list as well.
     
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    Eleanor

    Eleanor Attractive To Bees

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    In Italy the bean is known as Monachine but since its name is regionally protected like Tarbais or Greek Elephant, in the US it goes by Pellegrini, named for Seattle's culinary icon Angelo Pellegrini who grew it for over 50 years. It is a dual purpose snap / dry bean that climbs to ~5 feet. It is delicious and was exceptionally productive for me last year.

    ETA here's a great article on the bean - https://www.seattletimes.com/pacifi...e-bean-is-truly-a-pellegrini-family-heirloom/
     
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    Bluejay77

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    Nice article. The fellow in Washington who sent me the seed listed the name Monachine first with Pellegrini in parenthesis. It seems I thought I had seen Pellegrini used more often with this bean so was going to go with that but now you have confirmed Monachine as the correct name I will go with that name for the bean.
     
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    Bluejay77

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    Probably after seeing so many kidney shaped beans over the years perhaps I have been selecting more rounded seeded beans as a refreshing variation. @flowerbug wait until you get your grow out of netwok beans and see the Monachedda Pale. You are really gonna like that. So round they roll on a table top nearly as smooth as a bowling ball. You need to shell the dry beans in some sort of low walled container to keep them from rolling off your table all the time. I have this old rectangular tupperware continer I found in a garage sale about 2 1/2 inches inches deep about 13 inches long and 8 inches wide I hand shell beans in to keep them more contained.
     
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    Bluejay77

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    @saritabee,

    PM me your name and address or email me at upadam@comcast.net. I can't find you on my address software by your screen name.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2018
    HmooseK

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    Cool Beans
     
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