Weedwhacker's Plant List

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Abbreviations used:
PSS: Piggy Seed Swap (Ella's Garden on Cubits) / Ptree: Pinetree Seeds / AHS: Amishland Heirloom Seeds
JSS: Johnny's Selected Seeds / Park: Park Seeds / TT: Totally Tomatoes / Burp: Burpee Seeds
Shum: Shumway Seed / Gurn: Gurney's Seeds / TF: TomatoFest / FYF: Forever Yong Farms /
HF: Henry Field's / LSC: Livingston Seed Company / SSE: Seed Saver's Exchange

HH: Hoophouse / GH: Greenhouse

WS: Wintersown
V (i.e., "WS/V," "indoors/V): sown in vermiculite

Viewing all plants in the category: Pole bean

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Image Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus 'Florida Speckled')
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vegetables
Pole bean
a/k/a Speckled Butterbean
2015: PSS
" this pole lima bean is buff with with burgundy splashes. It does well in hot and humid conditions, but also performs well in all climates."
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
November 16, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Apparently this did not grow for me but didn't notice until I was shelling out my seeds (this was growing on a trellis with 2 other varieties))
Image Lima Bean (Phaseolus lunatus 'Mezcla')
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Pole bean
2015: PSS (not growing this year)
Image Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris)
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vegetables
Pole bean
not in DB:

African Blue (PSS)
(same as Blue Peter)
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
July 28, 2015: Harvested (first picking)
Stems and flowers are purple, as well as the beans Pole Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blue Peter')
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heirloom
vegetables
Pole bean
Originally obtained from Seed Savers' Exchange in mid 1980s, grown ever since then
2014: my seeds
2015: my seeds
May 22, 2015: Miscellaneous Event (Pre-soaked seeds prior to planting in 6-packs)
May 24, 2015: Seeds germinated
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
June 6, 2015: Transplanted
July 28, 2015: Harvested (first picking)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dried pods for seeds.)
Image Snap Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Grandma Nellie's Yellow Mushroom Bean')
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heirloom
vegetables
Pole bean
2015: AHS
2016: saved seeds
Originally from Russia; "The unique trait of this variety is that the flavor of the pods is similar to mushrooms when cooked" Described as "pods open when dry ("shatter")" but this has not been my experience. Dark brown seeds.
8/10/16: Very pleased with this bean this year; very productive of flat but thick yellow pods!
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dry pods for seeds.)
Image Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Landfrauen')
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vegetables
Pole bean
2015: AHS
"European horticultural type of bean. Heavy concentrated clumps of pods, 7 to 9 inches long per pod. Violet blue blossom. Some pods can be almost totally purple/red with little green pod showing." Supposed to be a great-tasting snap bean, and an aggressive grower. These were slower to germinate than my other varieties.
May 26, 2015: Seeds germinated
May 28, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dry pods for seeds.)
Image Pole Green Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'McCaslan')
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vegetables
Pole bean
2015: PSS (not growing this year)
 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Meraviglia di Venezia')
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O.P.
vegetables
Pole bean
2016: Seeds from ATP beta swap. Yellow pole bean, aka "Marvel of Venice"
Image Snap Bean (String (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Musica')
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vegetables
Pole bean
Romano type
2015: PSS
Grew very well for me in 2015, virtually indistinguishable from Northeaster.
May 25, 2015: Seeds germinated
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dry pods for seeds.)
Image Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Northeaster')
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Pole bean
NOTE: aka "Kwintus," aka "Early Riser"
2015: Fedco ("280NO Northeaster Pole Bean OG (55 days) Also known as Kwintus. We can never grow enough seed for this superior pole bean that ripens almost two weeks earlier than Kentucky Wonder. Flavor improves with blanching. Somewhat flattened pods slow to get tough even when big. Normal length is 7–8". Loses vitality after several pickings, so make a succession planting in July for September harvest or sow a later variety if you wish continuous production till frost. White seed.")
May 25, 2015: Seeds germinated
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dry pods for seeds.)
Snap Bean (String (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Potomac')
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heirloom
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Pole bean
2015: AHS (not growing this year)
" long slender green pods, about 6 1/2 inches long and slightly curved. Excellent quality and flavor beans. It produced vigorously and heavily. Most beans were at the 4-6 foot level."
Image Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Rattlesnake')
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vegetables
Pole bean
2015: PSS
"65 days. This pole bean is easy to grow and produces lots of green pods that have purple streaks. Good flavor and very tender; the speckled seeds are popular in soup."
May 25, 2015: Seeds germinated
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dry pods for seeds.)
 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Snowcap')
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vegetables
Pole bean
2015: PSS
"This very large, beautiful bean has a distinctive white half or cap, the other half being beige with barn-red and brown markings which it retains when cooked. Mild, earthy flavor complements the silky smooth texture. " Best used as a dry bean.
May 25, 2015: Seeds germinated
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dry pods for seeds.)
Snap Bean (String (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Weinlaenderin')
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vegetables
Pole bean
2015: AHS
"Pale green stringless pods have lovely purple mottling or streaks. They sometimes have fully purple pods, not a sign of crossing but just its growth habit. They will grow 7-9 inches long, but are best eaten slightly smaller at 5-6 inches. They have that indescribable European Mountain bean flavor. These are also a multi-purpose bean and can be served fresh or dried, and they freeze well too. "
May 25, 2015: Seeds germinated
May 26, 2015: Seeds sown (in packs in GH, after pre-sprouting)
October 15, 2015: Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc) (Picked dry pods for seeds.)

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