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Old May 21, 2019   #1
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Default Does anyone recognize this green bean?

I am just back from a trip to Spain and look what I found in about every supermarket. These things are a length of my hand plus to the elbow. They are flat and had no visible seeds. They tasted like any other green beens I grew, but the length was something else. Package says grown in Morocco. Does anyone know what variety this is and if seeds are available in US?
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Old May 21, 2019   #2
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Default Spanish Musica

Yes, It's a pole bean variety from France and Spain. My grandmother would bring them from Costa Rica when I was a kid. They are flat and can grow over 12 inches long. Typical pole bean taste but more rich and tender when cooked compared to our USA type of pole bean. Called Spanish Musica. Also known as Spanish Miralda. Here is a link you can read :



https://www.reneesgarden.com/product...spanish-musica
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The packet itself has your answer,



VARIEDAD: HELDA (variety: Helda)
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What do the seeds/dried beans look like??
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White, medium sized, somewhat flat, not plump, kidney shape, if I remember correctly.



Perhaps I'll go digging through the hundreds of varieties in my collection, and find them, as it's getting close to planting season, here. I won't have a definite answer until about Tuesday.
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So sort of like a small Lima bean maybe.
The reason I ask is some beans of the same variety have several names.
One of which is the cranberry bean.
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Runner Beans? (Phaseolus coccineus)
I know the countries in northern Africa produces a lot of those for the european market.
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https://www.mr-fothergills.co.uk/Veg...l#.XOnLCtMzZE4

https://www.rareseeds.com/benchmaster-runner-bean-/
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The packet itself has your answer,



VARIEDAD: HELDA (variety: Helda)
https://www.thompson-morgan.com/p/cl...elda/gwd4740TM
http://www.territorialseed.com/produ...anic-bean-seed

You are right, just a plain old vulgaris.
Lots of seeds sources online.
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Old May 27, 2019   #10
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it's a climbing French bean.


https://www.chilternseeds.co.uk/item...g_french_helda
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