- Jan 17, 2021
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- Northern Ontario, Canada
This is so interesting @Branching Out . I looked around a little after reading your post. It does seem like Rio Zape and Hopi Purple String are synonymous. However, when I grew those beans they all turned out perfectly uniform with that deep rose with the black streaks, so that is odd because Hopi Purple String is a mix? @Bluejay77 this been originates with you, what has your experience been?I wonder if the Kartoffelbohne tastes like potatoes. Yummy. And coincidentally, the outcross that I grew out from Rio Zape produced some black beans-- and some with a seed coat that is very similar to the Kartoffel bean! It was a semi-runner.
Phasoleus vulgaris #3: Delving into the Mystery of the Rio Zape Bean and the Cave of los Muertos Chiquitos
The last phaseolus selection for our project has a history that’s stirred the imagination of many an armchair archaeologist. When I chose this bean, all I knew was that it was originally coll…
So then I looked for Hopi Purple String independantly, and found this?
Phaseolus vulgaris Heirloom | Drought Tolerant | 100 Day to Maturity This traditional Hopi bean is a true beauty with black and deep brown lines flowing on cream and purple beans. Its original stock also included a small black bean that is continued in this lineage. Cooks and tastes like a...