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2019 Little Easy Bean Network - Come And Reawaken The Thrill Of Discovery

Discussion in 'Fruits & Vegetables' started by Bluejay77, Apr 12, 2019.

  1. Apr 24, 2019
    flowerbug

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    dang newbies (i meant me btw :) )! lol :) glad to have you back and able to grow beans for the network. bunnies get a fair share around here. i've been scaring them away lately - haven't seen too many. deer tracks all over the place tho...
     
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  2. Apr 26, 2019
    Bluejay77

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    I went through my spreadsheet the part for the Network beans. It was interesting to cross referrence the spreadsheet for the Network beans with what is actually in the freezers. There are 67 varieties where some of the original seed still exists that the Network was started with.

    Out of these original stocks of seed. There are 11 varieties that have not been grown at all. I'm sure their germination is still intact as the seed has been kept in the freezer. There had been even more of these never have been grown varieties that were requested last year and a number of them went out to growers this year. So the number of varieties that have never been grown the list is shrinking. I have grown some of them myself.

    Varieties that were part of the network that were requested by growers and have never been returned either because they didn't grow or destroyed by animals or other reasons that I wouldn't even know about. I would call them gone forever beans. There are 26 of those varieties.

    Bean varieties that have been requested that renewed seed has not been returned yet. There are 38 seed samples in this category.
     
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  3. Apr 26, 2019
    flowerbug

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    @Bluejay77 if you can list the ones that have never come back and are considered gone on a "WANTED or MIA" page perhaps some people will see them and be able to send them back to you?

    if i'd known which you were missing i could have asked at the seed swap...
     
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  4. Apr 26, 2019
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    Wow thanks for going through the records. What are the 11 varieties that have never been grown out? Any short season ones good for MN?
     
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  5. Apr 26, 2019
    Bluejay77

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    I looked at the record I printed out this morning and looks like 12 never been grown out. They are as follows.

    Badda Di Polizzi Blanda - Pole
    Bolita Mix - Pole
    Ice Cream Sandwich - Unknown growth habit (Probably Pole) and the seed looks like the species "Dolichios lablab"
    Kim's Italian - Semi Runner Maybe Half Runner almost like a pole bean
    Large White Lima - Bush
    Missouri Wonder - Pole
    Nickell - Pole
    Powder Star - Pole
    Rattlesnake - Pole
    Shumway Experimental - Bush Snap
    Tarahumara Purple - Bush Dry
    White Baby Lima - Pole


    @Lady0bug, The Shumway Experimental would probably be a good bet for your Minnesota climate.
     
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  6. Apr 26, 2019
    flowerbug

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    @Bluejay77 Bolita Mix might get my vote, since i was curious i googled images and did not come across anything for that one nor could i find it on your website.

    however, as we were trying to get the Red Bolita to grow last year and failed i did see a picture and it made me curious if these are the RB's we tried to grow. they look like a large red seed and are usually coming from Columbia SA so they may be the beans.

    check out this search/images:

    https://www.google.com/search?&q=Bola+Roja+Beans&oq=Bola+Roja+Beans


    i guess i'm not sure if any commercial bean is one that you want in the collection though... hmm...

    but they're purty and the right shape. :) whether a SA bean would grow up here i have no idea.
     
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  7. Apr 26, 2019
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    These Are The Gone Forever or Wanted beans

    We had two fellows from Africa sent beans back in 2013 and Marshall Smyth from California doanated his bean collection and was the one who originally encouraged me to start this Network. Also a world seed traveler by the name of Joseph Simcox donated many beans he collected.

    Nigel #2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - Unknown Growth Habit From Africa

    Transkei - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Bush From Africa
    Giant Of Stuttgart - - - - - - --Pole Probaby From Germany
    Outeniqua - - - - - - - - - - - - -Bush From Africa
    Star 2052 - - - - - - - - - - - - --Bush Snap From Africa
    Wintergreen - - - - - - - - - - --Bush Snap From Africa
    Solwezi - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -Pole From Africa
    Chrom - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --Bush Dry From Africa
    Harare Sugar Bean - - - - - - - Pole Dry From Africa
    Imboty imbayiyana - - - - - - -Bush From Africa
    Imbotyi Umthubi - - - - - - - --Bush From Africa
    Imbotyi Chaphaza- - - - - - - - Bush From Africa
    Taupe Star - - - - - - - - - - - --A Marshall Smyth original probably never be recouped
    Brown Star Gold Band - - - - -A Marshall Smyth original probably never be recouped
    College Supreme - - - - - - - --Bush Snap probably ame out of the Australian seed bank
    Bedessia Mosaic - - - - - - - -- Unknown Growth probably another from the Australian seed bank
    Comtesse De Chamboro - - - -Bush Snap from Australia. Seed never grew from the first try
    Anderson's Purple King - - - --Pole Snap Purple pod from Australia
    Benishibori - - -- - - - - - - - - -Bush Dry bean from Australia might have come from their seed bank
    Buona Della Montagna - - - - -Pole bean donated by Joseph Simcox probably an Italian variety
    Slut- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - --Pole bean donated by Joseph Simcox probably from Eastern Europe
    Fagiulo del Anglela - - - - - - -Pole bean donated by Joseph Simcox probably an Italian variety
    Red Bollito- - - - - - - - - - - - -Pole Dry donated by Joseph Simcox
    Fagiolo Cannelino Dente di Molto - -Pole donated by Joseph Simcox probably Italian variety
    Liesbohne - - - - - - - - - - - - - Bush Dry from my Austrian bean trading friend. Can locate the seed
    Schone Von Frau Weitzl - - - - German bean seed might have been very old to begin with.
     
  8. Apr 26, 2019
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    Yeah might be the Red Bolito. Try to find some that will grow. If they are not heat treated they will probably grow.
     
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    any info on Bolita Mix? pic or description (besides pole).
     
  10. Apr 26, 2019
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    I'd love to try Ice Cream Sandwich (if only because by this point I am interested in ANY lablab that isn't Ruby Moon). However as I am rather too far north to get most lablabs to full cycle, I'd better demure.

    If anyone else does that one remember that most colored seeded lablabs (I am assuming that, with a name like Ice Cream Sandwich, it is a black or brown seeded version with a while hilum scar) are poisonous as mature seed and can only be eaten as immature pods or after extensive leaching.
     
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