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Mr. Tung's Pole beans

Posted by aftermidnight Z7b V. Island B.C. (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 25, 14 at 15:28

I did a search, couldn't find a thread specifically on them so I'll do a little update here.

In a nutshell this bean was brought to Canada over 100 years ago by a Chinese immigrant, Mr Tung. This is another bean that would have been lost if it wasn't for seed savers.

I just thought it was worth mentioning that although they have to be stringed, they can be eaten as a full bean, pods are tender and flavorful, or at least I think so. I've only eaten them as snap beans in the past.

These actually got away on me so before I designated them for seed I thought I would steam a couple and see if they were still edible at this stage, yes they are :).
Annette


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RE: Mr. Tung's Pole beans

I still have the 2009 seed you sent me. I need to plant it in 2015! They look great!

George
Tahlequah, OK


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RE: Mr. Tung's Pole beans

Well George, you know where you can get a few more if you have a problem with germination :). My Mr. Tung's seed came straight from the family that Mr. Tung worked for, I also have Mr. Tung seed that has past through a few hands, seedy saturdays and such, the seed looks the same and so do the pods except when the pods are drying down they have a slight pink tinge to them.

Annette


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