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Why? they don't they look like fortex at all

Posted by pennypond z9CA (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 26, 12 at 17:03

Please help me to solve a puzzle.

What happened to my bean plants? I planted fortex seeds (purchased from Johnny's three month ago), but the beans turned out looking like Tennessee cutshort to me. Why is it? Did I pick them too young (the reference is a quarter)?

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I'm still very happy with the taste of the beans :)


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RE: Why? they don't they look like fortex at all

Most likely someone dipped seeds from the wrong bin. They look more like Johnny's Garden of Eden. Certainly not picked too young. I am assuming that they are actually pole beans.


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RE: Why? they don't they look like fortex at all

Thank you for your fast reply, Farmerdill. I quickly went online to look at Johnny's Garden of Eden picture. You're right that it certainly looks that way. Is it too late to order and plant some true fortex in southern California now?

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Here is my plants, a bit wilted in the hot sun


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RE: Why? they don't they look like fortex at all

Looking good. I don't know your climate. It is too hot for common beans in Georgia during July. sometimes planting them in mid- August for fall harvests works.


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Just curious where you got the seed from? I'm growing a row of Fortex beans for seed to send to Sandhill Preservation. They are about a week from being ready to harvest. I've grown Fortex since 1988 and maintained my seed since then.

DarJones


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RE: Why? they don't they look like fortex at all

Pennypond. Johnny's is a pretty good company. let them know you got the wrong seeds and I bet they will send you Fortex at no charge along with an apology.


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  • Posted by drloyd 7B Western WA (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 27, 12 at 9:26

Pennypond, I plant a late trellis of Fortex in July each summer. The possible issue in your area could be high temperatures.


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Thank you for all of your replies. I have happily grown fortex for several years because it's always healthy, productive and tasty. Johnny's said they are sending replacement seeds, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a true crop.


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