crossing pole and bush beans

veggiecanner(Id 5/6)March 6, 2007

If I grew blue lake pole and bush beans and they crossed, how would I know?

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gardener_sandy

If you saved the seeds and planted them next year, you might get something different than either one. Probably would be shorter climbing beans but you never know till you try.

    Bookmark   March 6, 2007 at 1:01PM
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lfwbrdgwm

Beans often self-pollinate before the blossoms even open up. That's one reason why they are such good seed saver crops. I'm not sure what commercial growers do to ensure cross-pollination. But again, the only way to know would be to plant some saved seeds.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2007 at 11:03AM
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