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Yes, it is the original. "Lazy Wife (Original)" which is SSE Bean 5972. It also matches the photos on Remy's website for the original rounded Lazy Wife.

eta: Remy's Photo (it's the bean on the right)
Well, if you choose to send me some Lazy Wife from your crop to fill someone else's return that will be fine with me. I will take care of them preciously as I do other seeds. :)
 

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@Boilergardener , I gather you are a Purdue alum, or fan. The glacier map indicates that you, like me, have glacial deposits on your garden. I can tell, bc we are gently undulating, but an hour south of us it is downright hilly. The glaciers flattened out the land bc of the weight of the ice and left between 3 and 15 inches of lovely loess.
 
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@Boilergardener , I gather you are a Purdue alum, or fan. The glacier map indicates that you, like me, have glacial deposits on your garden. I can tell, bc we are gently undulating, but an hour south of us it is downright hilly. The glaciers flattened out the land bc of the weight of the ice.
You got it. I was lucky/fortunate enough to be able to go and get an Agecon degree. I work with farmers every day in ohio/indiana, Agronomy sales etc. Corn/soybeans/wheat mainly. No dry beans grown here. Apparently around Napolean ohio a ways away they still grow some "Green beans" for Campbells soup or another canner. These dry beans in the garden just get soo much more bacterial or fungal diseases then the soys do the farmers grow. I am no expert or anything but enjoy the Dry beans in the garden.
 

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@Boilergardener , I gather you are a Purdue alum, or fan. The glacier map indicates that you, like me, have glacial deposits on your garden. I can tell, bc we are gently undulating, but an hour south of us it is downright hilly. The glaciers flattened out the land bc of the weight of the ice.
Yeah its been a few years since my soil science class but i think its a timber soil, and a glacial Till soil, which is common in northern indiana and ohio. I think around Lafayette or near there and west the Prairie soils start but they can vary i guess. They can still be Glacial till but have much richer OM and deeper topsoil as they had years of grasses growing and dieing to make a richer soil, not big ol trees haha. Fun stuff
 

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Last Saturday I was cutting off a bunch of pole bean vines at the soil line. Yesterday I clipped off some more of them.
Wow! I just heard about doing this. How long have you been cleaning up your beds like this, and, is it easier to plant there the next year?
 

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Thhe grower in Apalachin, NY that is in zone 4b has grown Hallados Grandos and they got the bean from Joseph Simcox "The Botanical Explorer". He brought in back into the U.S. from somewhere overseas. If we can figure out what language Hallados Grandos is from that's probably the country the bean comes from.
 

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