Do "Jack in the beanstalk" beans exist?

SpicySeeds(6)February 17, 2013

I know they are not real but I was wondering what is the biggest bean plant out there that can produce huge lima beans, peas out there?

For example, is this even real!?
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00770SSWS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_9?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2RFYS0Z0XNILU

I already know about yard long beans, etc.

Does anyone have big beans to share/trade? :)

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farmerdill

The ones pictured in the Amazon ad are most likely Sword beans Canavalia gladiata. Jack beans (Canavalia ensiformis) have smaller pods usually tho still quite large.

Here is a link that might be useful: Jack Bean

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 4:04PM
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jimster(z7a MA)

For purposes of this discussion, are we looking for an exceptionally tall vine or just a large pod and seed? In the story the vine, the "bean stalk", grew up to the sky as I recall. And it was study enough that Jack could climb it. And he needed an ax to chop it down.

Jim

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 4:45PM
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SpicySeeds(6)

I am looking something that can produce large pods and seeds. The vine doesn't have to reach the sky :) Although I am wondering what is the tallest bean plant out there too!

Thanks farmerdill for the info, very helpful!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 6:10PM
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zeedman Zone 5 Wisconsin

There are several large-seeded beans I could recommend. Knowing your climate, Spicyseeds, would narrow the choices.

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 9:21PM
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SpicySeeds(6)

Zeedman, my zone is 6a (connecticut)

    Bookmark   February 17, 2013 at 11:44PM
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flintknapper(9a)

Spicyseeds, I have a few two year old Japanese sword bean seeds you can have. email me at hdodge86@sbcglobal.net if you are interested in them.
Harry

    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 6:32AM
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