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heirloomgal

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I thought this might be the place to ask. Anyone know of a company that’s selling kidney and/or pinto beans? I’d prefer bulk but honestly I’d take just a packet at this point. Normally we pick them up at the local coop but they didn’t have any this year. I’ll try store bought beans if I have too but I’d prefer not to.
I've seen Burpee packets of pole pinto beans at my local building supply stores, as well as some Mackenzie pole pinto bean packets. I don't think I've ever seen commercial seed companies sell kidney beans. You'd probably have to order those from an online seed company.
 

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So update on the bean situation. Once I realized how long the shipping delays could be I’ve opted for trying store bought beans. Anything else I’ve looked at wouldn’t be delivered in time to beat the heat around here. I’m currently testing 2 bags of pintos and a bag of kidney beans to see if they sprout. If they don’t I will try ordering some and planting for a fall crop that would mature in September or October. Thank for all the help though! I’ll try to take pics of the beans I’m growing this year and post them soon. It’s not nearly as big as interesting of a variety as most people on here though.
 

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I think the best Pinto type pole bean I've ever grown is the Native American variety "Ga Ga Hut". It's early, productive and it seems the pods dry faster than most varieties. I've only grown it once so far. When I did the leaves dried up and fell off and then the mature vines rapidly grew another set of leaves. The vines blossomed again and grew a second set of pods. Although the second flush was not as large. The pods dried again before frost.
 

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Hi Heirloomgal
my beans climb the strings and the rebar poles . Not all my rebar has strings between them ,sometimes I use wire mesh and attach that to the poles with zap straps. You could use what ever is available to you. As far as putting the poles in the ground I stand with the rebar pole in front of me ,with my gloved hands above my head grabbing the pole and then pulling the pole down using my body weight . I usually get the pole between 16" to 20" deep. If a 10' pole is too big for you I think a 8' pole could work also.
 

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if you don't already have this one for reference and reading it is well worth getting. Google books has it for free download.

Common Beans: Research for Crop Improvement​

Front Cover
Aart van Schoonhoven, O. Voysest
980 pages...


if anything for the various references and terminology it is good to pick up. i still have a long ways to go, but it is good reading for a slow morning... :)
 

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nosing around definitions and explanations... :)

phaseolin (a globulin (globular protien)) of beans:


Among Phaseolus beans, three distinct types of phaseolins – named after cultivars Tendergreen (T), Sanilac (S), and Contender (C) – have been identified. Screening of 107 cultivars has revealed that S-, T-, and C-type phaseolins accounted for 69%, 25%, and 6%, respectively, of the total cultivars.
 

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nosing around definitions and explanations... :)

phaseolin (a globulin (globular protien)) of beans:


Among Phaseolus beans, three distinct types of phaseolins – named after cultivars Tendergreen (T), Sanilac (S), and Contender (C) – have been identified. Screening of 107 cultivars has revealed that S-, T-, and C-type phaseolins accounted for 69%, 25%, and 6%, respectively, of the total cultivars.
@flowerbug
I too enjoy delving rather deeply into topics that interest me, especially garden related. But when I got to the phrase in that article worded something like 'tetramers of polimers...' I had to admit that digesting this would require a prerequisite in chemistry, which is now way too long ago! 😂
 
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