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Looking for these two beans

Posted by aftermidnight Z8 V. Island B.C. (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 30, 13 at 12:39

Both these beans 'Bob and Mary' and 'Sarah's Old Fashioned Black' were grown in British Columbia, one of them actually came from Vancouver Island, my stomping grounds. The Heritage Seed Library in the UK has them listed as endangered varieties.
Does anyone have these or know someone who might have them? So far I haven't been able to find them or even mentioned this side of the pond.


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  • Posted by drloyd 7B Western WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Nov 30, 13 at 15:43

Nothing at SSE so far. Sarah Ross Black was the nearest that I could find. The online database is a mess since they came out with the new version so it is hard to know for sure.

I can look in the most recent print version if you can give me more details. For example, it would help to have bush verses pole and snap versus dry or runner.

RE: Looking for these two beans

Dick, both are listed as climbing french beans at the Heritage Seed Library.
The only other info I have is also from the Heritage Seed Library.
'Bob and Mary' The pods can be eaten juicy and young, or tender and mature.
'Sarah's Old Fashion Black' Produces green pods with mauve tinge.


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