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Tenderpod Beans... Order source?

Posted by michauxii East Texas (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 17, 08 at 0:05

Other than Burpee's, anyone know where I can order Tenderpod beans?

Thanks!


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RE: Tenderpod Beans... Order source?

Would a similar variety work for you? Is there a particular reason you want only Tenderpod?


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RE: Tenderpod Beans... Order source?

If I wanted small quantities of Tenderpod bush beans, I would get them off the rack at Walmart, if Burpee's high catalog price was the issue. If I wanted larger quantities of green bean seeds and I lived in East Texas, I might order seed from Willhite. Contender is a good early bean for the South (with some nematode tolerance), and Festina is heat-resistant. Willhite sometimes treats their seeds with fungicide, but I have gotten Contender bean seeds, and they were not treated.

Here is a link that might be useful: Willhite beans


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RE: Other snap beans for the South

Tendergreen also has some nematode resistance (like Tenderpod). Tendergreen is moderately heat tolerant (not as good in heat as Festina, Brio, etc.) I think it is quite similar to Tenderpod.


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RE: Tenderpod Beans... Order source?

I've never,ever seen tenderpod beans on a seed rack at Walmart.
We just really enjoy the flavor and texture of these beans.
They can be very difficult to germinate.

Thanks for the replies!


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RE: Tenderpod Beans... Order source?

I've bought Tenderpod from the Burpee display at Walmart. I gave some to a friend with nematodes in her yard (before I had nematodes in parts of my yard). You might want to give one of the new heat-setting varieties like Brio or Festina a try for a later planting. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.


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RE: Tenderpod Beans... Order source?

Just bought a 28 gram pack from Wal-Mart for $1.50.


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RE: Tenderpod Beans... Order source?

Tenderpod beans have a genetic trait that causes the crisp tender texture. One of the side effects of this trait is that 1/4 of the seed do not germinate. You should plant these beans up to twice as thick as normal to get a good stand.

DarJones


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RE: Tenderpod Beans... Order source?

Only one of the two big garden stores in my town has Tenderpod in their Burpee's seed display. I paid $2.49 for an ounce (28 grams).

Jim


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