- Jan 12, 2013
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- Woodstock, Illinois Zone 5
Since you asked about the Sarconi beans listed on the website. I asked the person that I obtained them from what was the origin of these beans they had sent to me. Below is from this growers email that I received this morning.@Bluejay77
I was reading about some of the Italian beans you have on your website, the Sarconi beans in particular. What a special group of beans you have there. I didn't realize that 'Sarconi' was a reference to an area of Italy. I assumed it was just a company name.
The Sarconi beans come from a company that produces dry beans in Italy
that is called Sarconi. I have sorted through some packages of them and
kept the most interesting and also tried to grow them. I am sure that
some were outcrosses - there was just a single bean of that type in 2kg.
I don´t think that they care if everything in a mixed bean package is
true to type. Some were heavy yielders, some weren´t.
So the grower got them from packages of mixed beans which you can grow or make soup with them and they could originate from maybe anywhere in Italy. They might not even be authentic Sarconi landrace beans.