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Old January 6, 2017   #1
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Going through my seeds as i do this time every year.

I have more than i need of everything. Dozens of beans and early peas.
Many varieties and colors and thick and flat, etc. We get 'bean bored' so like them
all but none in large quantities. I just plant all of them over many weeks so i always have something to harvest.

I've lost track of a small French fillet i used to grow. No other the past 5-6 yrears have
done well. It was a small white bean maybe from Renee or LeJardin.

Unfortunately i never pay much attention or label bean varieties in the garden. I plant,
they grow super and i can usually tell by the shape what i have.

The tiny thin French have alway been a favorite and even fresh eating right in the garden. I had a pole and a bush.

I can't find Finaud anywhere.
Nickel, Tavera, AiguilleVerte, all white. Emirate and Fin De Bagnols are purple/black
Found ClimbingFrench. Maxibel.

Any favorites i'm missing?
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Old January 6, 2017   #2
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Mascotte for a bush, grows only to 18" or so and does great in containers.

Emerite for a pole bean.

I like 'em both. The beans stay skinny even as they grow.

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Going through my seeds as i do this time every year.

I have more than i need of everything. Dozens of beans and early peas.
Many varieties and colors and thick and flat, etc. We get 'bean bored' so like them
all but none in large quantities. I just plant all of them over many weeks so i always have something to harvest.

I've lost track of a small French fillet i used to grow. No other the past 5-6 yrears have
done well. It was a small white bean maybe from Renee or LeJardin.

Unfortunately i never pay much attention or label bean varieties in the garden. I plant,
they grow super and i can usually tell by the shape what i have.

The tiny thin French have alway been a favorite and even fresh eating right in the garden. I had a pole and a bush.

I can't find Finaud anywhere.
Nickel, Tavera, AiguilleVerte, all white. Emirate and Fin De Bagnols are purple/black
Found ClimbingFrench. Maxibel.

Any favorites i'm missing?
I really like Calima. Its a bush filet type bean with great flavor.
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I had high hopes for Maxibel but it turned out tough for me . . .
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I love Maxibelle, but I pick them quite small, 3"-4" max. Then they are as tender and tasty as can be. My other favorite is a pole bean, Fortex, which stays tender and astoundingly delicious even when the beans swell.


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Old January 7, 2017   #6
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Tanks all!

I just ordered Emerite, Masai, Mascotte from one source.

Others recommended are scattered at different suppliers and i have all other
seeds needed so one pack with shipping is $.
I do have a local Nursery that stocks thousands of seeds packets from everywhere
and stop in early Spring for missing this-n-that.

Still wanting Finaud and now St Anne de Bretagne but i've got a good selection to try
if i can't find them.
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