A Slippery Question
I was chatting with Fusion Power the other night and he mentioned that he thought Greasy Beans originated in Virginia. We went on to other things, and I never asked him what his reasoning was.
Then I mentioned that theory to Bill Best, at the Sustainable Mountain Agricultural Center. Bill thinks otherwise.
According to Bill, most greasy types are found in eatern Kentucky and western North Carolina. He only knows of one Virginia variety, and its grower believes it came from North Carolina.
Bill believes that greasies originated with the Cherokee, and that North Carolina is the center of diversity for them.
So, I thought I'd throw this out for further discussion. Anybody else have any thoughts on this?