Heirloom bean seed
I am REALLY hoping someone can help me out with this. Many moons ago, my grandfather-fogure used to grow these gorgeous beans. He called them aztecs, though I have since found out they are not Aztecs after all. They were purple beans, mottled with black. When I say purple, I mean PURPLE, almost a blue-violet. Like a crayola crayon. Not burgundy or maroon, but PURPLE. They had black spots. There was no white on them, nor cream, buff, off-white or anything else. I have mentioned this bean to probably twoo hundred people, including those on other heirloom seed groups and the NHGC club website, and people have given me links to Anasazi beans (maroon and white), Appaloosa (burgundy and cream or brown and cream), Jackson Wonder (buff and purplish black), cranberry (buff and maroon). There have also been others, but I am here to say they aren't even close. This bean IS PURPLE and BLACK only. It's old and obviously rare. This is the seed color, by the way, not the pod. I have royal burgundy beans, which have purple pods, but green beans. Anyway, they are a shell bean, dried bean, whatever, and they are shiny and wonderful. Iwould really like to find some, or at least find a way to order them from somewhere, or even just the proper name for them. If anyone has any VALID information, please let me know!