Beans / Creasedback or Crazy Beans
I was on here a year or 2 ago talking about a bean that we have. Several people wanted to try them. But alot of illness & deaths in the family happen so I didn't get to send any to them. The bean is what my grandma called a creasedback bean. They are a bush or shortrunner, they have purple blooms on them, to look at the plant you don't think there are any beans till you push the leaves apart & there their are. We use to grow Blue Lake, till we got these & these are all we grow, because we love the flavor. Also as long as they have water they will continue to bloom & have beans till either a hard frost or freeze gets them. When we first got them. We planted them got several pickings from them & then it turned off dry. We couldn't water then so we just left them in the ground. Their leaves fell off & they just stood there. Then in the late summer or early fall it started raining & darn if those beans starting blooming & putting on beans & kept on till the frost got them. They stay tender till they get quite big. The dried beans are a combination of colors, some brown speckled with black, some black speckled with brown, some soild black they can have some of each in a single pod. It doesn't matter which you plant, they will still have all the different colors. If any of you that wanted a start of these beans, please get in touch with me. I will be happy to send you a start of them. My grandma said she raised her family on these in the thirties & then lost the seed. She was sure glad to see them again.