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Oh yes KP, Kutasi Princess. @Spork, I hope you have great success with Kutasi Princess this coming growing season. I would imagine that by early April you might have them planted. By July you will have new seed of them. It will be neat to see the new seed. Hope you post photos of the progress of your grow out and new seed.
 

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Hmm, I'm thinking about the name of this bean. Probably on the way from Georgia to the United States one letter "i" got lost. The city located in Georgia is called Kutaisi not Kutasi. By the way, Kutasi makes me laugh a little because in Polish language it's a quite indecent word. I will not write it in English because the forum regulations forbid it ;):)
 

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Hmm, I'm thinking about the name of this bean. Probably on the way from Georgia to the United States one letter "i" got lost. The city located in Georgia is called Kutaisi not Kutasi. By the way, Kutasi makes me laugh a little because in Polish language it's a quite indecent word. I will not write it in English because the forum regulations forbid it ;):)
lol
 

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I like to read new articles about starting plants that I have started before, but this article threw me:
"Dig up the tuberous roots for replanting. Similar to dahlias, you can dig up the roots and store them in damp sand in a place that stays cool but not freezing. The plants will re-grow quickly once the roots are replanted in spring. "
Is this normal for beans?!?!?
 

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Tuberous roots are normal for the runner bean species, P. coccineus, but not for the common bean species P. vulgaris.
i think you have to get them lifted before they die off from frost, but i've never done this myself here. i did take a look at some of the roots of some runner beans to see if i could figure out what they were talking about but the beans i dug up certainly did not have anything close to resembling a tuber on or near the roots. i suspected it was because they were planted fairly late and also direct sown so they may not have had enough time to generate enough energy to form that sort of structure.
 

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Oh yes KP, Kutasi Princess. @Spork, I hope you have great success with Kutasi Princess this coming growing season. I would imagine that by early April you might have them planted. By July you will have new seed of them. It will be neat to see the new seed. Hope you post photos of the progress of your grow out and new seed.
Hey Russ, what do you remember about the Kusaisi Princess beans? Did you grow them out? Do you have any? Do you want any?
 

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@Spork,

I have never grown out the Kutasi Princess. I let my growers network grow them out. I have a small amount of the seed but my growers network will increase the seed quantity over time. Everything is kept in the freezer so the seed will actully be viable for at least two decades. I suppose I will or might eventually grow them. Right now I'm concentrating on varieties that people are requesting the most from my website.
 
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Ok, back to the newbie, here!!! I need advice. Last year I grew, I think, Kentucky Wonder and some kind of purple bean. They both tried to sprawl on the ground and it was very hard to harvest. I already have scarlett runner beans, but I am trying them at DD's house, some 10 miles away, so that I might be able to harvest pods and seeds without cross pollination. Can you recommend other types of runner beans? AND, do I have to train them to climb, or will they do it on their own? I am planting beans this year along an east facing, but very sunny old cattle fencline, by the street. Thanks!!!
 

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