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Do "Jack in the beanstalk" beans exist?

Posted by SpicySeeds none (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 17, 13 at 12:54

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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RE: Do "Jack in the beanstalk" beans exist?

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


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RE: Do "Jack in the beanstalk" beans exist?

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


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RE: Do "Jack in the beanstalk" beans exist?

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!


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RE: Do "Jack in the beanstalk" beans exist?

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


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RE: Do "Jack in the beanstalk" beans exist?

Zeedman, my zone is 6a (connecticut)


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RE: Do "Jack in the beanstalk" beans exist?

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


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