Plant ID forum: This might be a long shot for an ID

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 4, 2014 7:14 AM CST
These beans were sent to me as 'Mennonite Purple Stripe' but they don't seem to match photos online. What do you think? Anyone recognize these beans?

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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 4, 2014 7:54 AM CST
@joseph might know. He has a good eye for this type of thing.

The only thing I have learned from reading about beans is that over time, there could be some cross pollination; what starts out as 'Mennonite Purple Stripe' in planting seeds from the original package could look different in the saved seeds at the end of the season.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 4, 2014 8:09 AM CST
That's true. Thanks, greene.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 4, 2014 8:11 AM CST
I'll venture a guess: Rio Zape Bean?
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 4, 2014 8:17 AM CST
That looks very close. The sender also noted, "dry pole bean".

I hope that's it. It looks good.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 4, 2014 12:42 PM CST
Only way to know for sure is to grow it out!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 4, 2014 2:55 PM CST
Yep, but I don't know if I want to or not. Thumbs up
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 4, 2014 2:58 PM CST
@farmerdill ... Would you happen to know which bean this is?

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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
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farmerdill
Apr 4, 2014 5:00 PM CST
No, There are just too many beans that look alike. I also don't grow dry pole beans, rarely dry beans of any type. My experience in beans is pretty limited.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Apr 4, 2014 5:02 PM CST
Well, thank you for responding, farmerdill. I tip my hat to you.
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