Would appreciate your thoughts

donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)January 21, 2012

Hello, all. I love this forum and read it regularly. All the wonderfully named varieties fascinate me, and tempt me to join the Seed Savers Exchange if I thought I would ever have anything to trade...

Anyway, this is my list of beans that I plan to grow this year. None are unusual, all are easily available, but most are new to me. I don't have enough space for all, or at least not much of all. Do you see any that you know to be not worth the space required? I appreciate your input.

Fortex Pole*

Red Noodle

Louisiana Purple Pod Pole*


Roma Bush

Rattlesnake Pole

McCaslan Pole

Pigott Family Cowpea

*Zipper Cream Cowpea

Top Pick Cowpea

* I have grown these and love them.

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Looks like a good list to me. If I had to replace one item I would replace Contender with Empress, but that is my personal preference, as I know many people who like Contender. I really like Rattlesnake and Red Noodle is a good one if you like using them in some Asian recipes.

Good luck and report back upon your results.


    Bookmark   January 25, 2012 at 12:09PM
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donnabaskets(Zone 8a, Central MS)

Thank you, Dean. I appreciate your comments. I am looking forward to my summer experiment, which by today's mid sixty weather could be ready to begin by mid February! :)

    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 2:25PM
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Good Luck with your plantings.

I wish I had your weather, my planting will not start til end of May :(


    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 2:54PM
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