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UPDATE: Mystery bean

Posted by phantom_white Z6 ( on
Mon, Jan 26, 09 at 17:17

A few people posted replies on a post I made about some "mystery beans" I had found while I was shelling my Logan Giants. It turns out that those mysteries were variants of the Logan Giant bean. I found a source for 2 types of Logan's (purple spots and brown spots) as well as some other beans. If you'd be interested shoot me an email.

Also, what is a cut short bean?


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RE: UPDATE: Mystery bean

Hi Abby,

I found these definitions some time ago on a long-forgotten website:

"Cutshort" describes beans which are crammed so tightly into their pods that they get deformed. The most usual case is that their ends square off, as though they had been cut off. Thus, cut-short.

another term you may encounter:

"greasy" describes a group of beans which lack the microhairs that cover most pods. Thus, they look like they had been dipped in oil---hence, "greasy."

Hope this helps.

RE: UPDATE: Mystery bean

Just realized that the reply to my first post actually showed up... didn't see it otherwise I wouldn't have posted this a second time.
And thank you rdback! The person that has the Logan Giant seed also has some cutshort beans; I think I'll try them!


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