Well, lets see, I can find pages of ..
Old, Rare, Heritage, been around for hundred year and so forth..
However, at least 25 percent show or tell of a different bean then the one I grew..
So I am going to do this instead..
Given to me by a girlfriend and with new genes bought at the local seedy Saturday, I am growing what is labelled Canadian Wild Goose Bean.
This bean is the size of a typical white navy bean, it is a mottled grey-white with a slight orange hue, they grew five feet high on climbers, the young beans with their purple mottling on dark green pods are so crisp and full of flavor, I had to force myself to stop picking so we would have dried.
Next year, I will take photos of the plants, the flowers , the pods and the seeds, almost all of my pods held six beans per, with maybe 20 percent or less having four or less.
I currently have a pound an half of dried beans with more coming in, just enough to try a few cooked and to put the rest up for seed.
I also have just a few of these much darker ones, all from the same two plants, I am going to see if I can grow them out alone next year and get more that look this way.. a fun little project. They have flipped to grey with white speckles