greasy beans

fieldsfunnyfarm(z7VA)August 23, 2004

Would anyone on this list have or know where I could buy Greasy Bean seeds?I have some but do not know what their name is and I would really like to have more than one variety.

Thanks,

Wanda Fields

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fusion_power

Wanda,

Bill Best at www.heirlooms.org would be a good resource. I especially like Striped Hull Greasy Cutshort. He also has several others including one from his mother called Margaret Best Greasy.

Fusion

    Bookmark   August 23, 2004 at 5:24PM
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steeletm(NC)

I grew greasy beans this year and have saved seed from some that were isolated from my other beans if you or anyone else are interested.

Tom

    Bookmark   August 23, 2004 at 6:50PM
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Warthog7(8 OR)

Tom, I would be interested in trying them.

Warthog

    Bookmark   August 24, 2004 at 4:03AM
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fert1(7 SC)

What is a greasy bean? My dad used to plant a type of green bean that he referred to as greasy backs. Is that the same thing?

    Bookmark   August 25, 2004 at 6:49PM
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steeletm(NC)

Most green snap beans have tiny "hairs" on the pod. Greasy beans are "hairless" or slick or greasy. At least that is the explanation I have heard most often.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2004 at 8:30PM
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fert1(7 SC)

Sounds like what my dad used to plant. As I recall, they were very good!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2004 at 7:55PM
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zeakrice_hotmail_com

All of these postings are in 2004. Is there anyone with greasy beans alive in 2010? I just accidentally ran into 'greasy beans' and am looking for seeds. Fusion recommends Striped Hull Greasy Cutshort. (One small bean with an extra long name.)I went to Bill's site but it has all old dates also.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 10:33AM
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fusion_power

Bill is still there and he is still selling beans. I got some Barnes Mountain beans from him this year. They are not a greasy bean but they are exceptionally good flavored.

DarJones

    Bookmark   June 17, 2010 at 10:29PM
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tracydr(9b)

I got some from Baker Creek.

    Bookmark   June 23, 2010 at 11:54PM
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tracydr(9b)

Bakers creek has greasy beans. I can't remember which variety.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2010 at 6:41PM
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