WOW! Those are incredible! Blue Pacific is a wonderful name too. I hope they grow true again! 🥰Here is something I thought would be fun to share with you. Recently I got a bean from one of our Network growers on Vancouver Island BC. This grower found this rounded very blue bean in Blue And White Of Bernardo. This bean is very dry at this point and it hasn't turned a black blue like Midnight Blue or Sacre Bleu. This bean is really a nice shade of blue. The grower of this bean has named it Blue Pacific. I'm very much looking forward to growing it next summer. I'm hoping it won't start producing a lot of tan beans like some blue beans do. I've taken about 5 photos of this bean and I'll post 4 of the best ones. Am I excited about this bean, Yes ! I've been waiting for something like this bean to come along one day. All the same seed with different amounts of light.
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I don’t think the local designations are a patent as such and probably not legally binding. They are more an attempt by the EU to keep a local variety pure.Very interesting @Decoy1 , thank you for the information. I received the seed from a company here in Canada under that name. I've never really heard of this status issue, as we don't have such designations here. I think if it were to be re-named to avoid a patent issue it would likely be assumed to be a different bean. When I search the name 'Coco Nain Blanc' it looks like a slightly different bean, more pure white perhaps? A commonly sold bean here is 'Coco Bianco' which looks very much like Coco Nain Blanc, but hard to say from the company pictures online. I have seeds for Coco Bianco and they are like large, pure white navy beans. These Coco de Paimpol beans look a little like Mrs. Kahl or Pois Feves Laliberte. Sort of a pale buttery color.
eta: I looked on Bohnen Atlas and now I wonder if these new beans really are Paimpol beans - they don't look nearly as white as those in the photo there.
I get enough boxes each autumn I could turn them all inside out. What kind of glue do you use that will hold the cardboard inner tap from coming apart.As for the box, I used the one in which I received the beans from Germany. The size was just right. I often do this. I gently cut the box, turn it inside out, glue it again and it's ready. This is my small contribution to recycling