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Old September 29, 2015   #1
rxkeith
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Default sicitaliano black swamp pole bean

i got this one from sandhill preservation. having grandparents from sicily, i just had to try it. i started 9 seeds in a cell pack to get an early start, but only one came up, so had to replant in ground. i finally got enough to have a couple big meals.

i really like this one. its a flat pod green bean. some beans have very faint purple on them.
the vines grow quite long. they are tender when cooked. we steamed them. the flavor is the closest in taste to my great uncle steve pole beans that i have come across.

i won't be able to save seeds this year due to the late start. we have frost warnings the next couple of days. i will definitely be growing this one again.
anybody else growing it this year?



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