marvel of venice

hementia8(8 MS)March 8, 2013

I have been growing the red streaked black one for a number of years and this year received the all black in a trade
Are there two strains,or is one an imposter
Charlie

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fusion_power

There is a white seeded yellow bean

and a red streaked

and a black seeded yellow bean

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:21PM
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hementia8(8 MS)

Thanks
That is very strange
I wonder which one is the true MERAVIGLIA DI VENEZIA

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:48PM
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drloyd

Variety: Meraviglia di Venezia

Members:

CA DO G -

1993: 90, a.k.a. Marvel of Venice, very productive yellow romano pole bean, vines to 6', produces pale-yellow, meaty sweet pods, matures deep purple-black seeds, CV Lem

CA JA K -

1990: yellow Romano pole bean, shiny black seeds are purple before they dry, CV Lem (dropped in 1988)
CA JA K -

ENGL WY J -

1990: (Marvel of Venice), a.k.a. Rheingold, black seeds, broad flat yellow pods, good picked young and cooked whole and also used for fresh shelling, late maincrop, warm areas best, CV

IL KE D -

2010: 80, tall plants heavily loaded with 4-4.5" pods, top of seed light brown and bottom half is white, , Italia
SSE Accession: BEAN/POLE/WAX

NETH LI A -

1994: 90, black seed, yellow podded,

OK MC G -

1987: 120, round seed, blue at shell stage, black with blue tint when dry, long yellow Romano type pods which (contrary to "The Garden Seed Inventory" desc.) emergegreen/yellow like other wax beans, will send photocopy of original seedpacket (in Italian) for a 10 cent stamp, my last yr. to carry this one, NGA member Ed Thomas of Charlotte NC brought seed back from fairly recent trip to Italy,

ONT GA J -

1994: 120, a.k.a. Marvel of Venice, climbs 6'+, large 1 x 8" yellow pods, streaked with red when mature, delicious when pods are small and still partly green, dry seeds navy blue, CV Italian seed company

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 10:10AM
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hementia8(8 MS)

Richard ,thanks for the research
It looks like black is more prominant however it looks like Don Kellum has thrown in a new winkle with his half white half brown cultivar in 2010
This year he lists a black seeded variety
Charlie

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 3:11PM
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