(My apologies @flowerbug , I moved this over so as to not derail the humor thread)i normally get some strange lima beans in the Fordhooks, i can save them and send them to you if they happen again (i may even have some in storage). they are bush lima beans.
Mona Lisa - Pole Dry
About 100 days to first dry pods. From my friend Harriet Mella in Liebenfels, Austria. Harriet has a freind that has a large bean collection and that friend bred this bean.
The yeild in not always great. I have good years and not so good years with the bean. I think it might take a certain soil for it's best performance. What I would call soil sensitive. I will keep trying it out in different places. I will always grow it for it's beauty. When you do get a lot of well filled out round seed from the bean, it is quite something to look at.Good to know a bit more about this bean, I had wondered about its origin. I obtained seed from Guy Dirix in Belgium a couple of years ago and they cite you as their source, Russ.
The pattern.. I've never seen anything like it, with a zone of pure white around the hilum. Hopefully will get around to growing it next season. How does it yield?
Money - Bush Dry
Another bean that I had grown in the early 1980's having first encountered it through the bean catalog of John Withee's Wanigan Associates. Productive and it may be a little soil sensitive. This years grow out gave me the best looking beans from this one in nearly 8 years.
I grew Mona Lisa last year from seed supplied by Bohnen-Atlas. It's very beautiful but wasn't very productive for me.The pattern.. I've never seen anything like it, with a zone of pure white around the hilum. Hopefully will get around to growing it next season. How does it yield?