Garden Seeds - Knowledgebase Question

El Dorado, AR
Question by linda5779
January 26, 1998
I am looking for some heirloom seeds. One is a butterbean seed that is white with a pink eye. Next is a crowder pea seed called World Wonder. The last seed is a butterbean seed called Willow Leaf. Maybe there is a new variety of these seeds?


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Answer from NGA
January 26, 1998

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Willow Leaf is available from Vermont Bean Seed Company at (803) 663-0217, or write them at Vermont Bean Seed Co., Garden Lane, Fair Haven, VT 05743-0250.

Crowder peas are also known as Flesh Peas, Stock Peas, Texas Cream Peas, Southern Peas, orCow Peas. I found several varieties of crowder peas at Shumway's Seeds, (803) 663-9771, P.O. Box 1, Graniteville, SC 29829-0001 but could not locate 'World Wonder'. Perhaps the it goes by another name?

I looked through several catalogs and references, and couldn't find 'World Wonder', or the butterbean you describe. Vermont Bean Seed Co. has a large selection of heirloom beans, so they might be able to help you locate them. Another great source for heirloom beans is Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, ph# 804-973-4703, web site: www.southernexposure.com

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