What kind of beans you growing River?
...That's a lot of beans.. Are they all different species, or what do you do for isolation of those?
|French Gold (p. Vulgaris)|
This is a new-to-me yellow pole bean that has produced surprisingly well, especially given this years' challenging weather conditions. It has been terribly hot (90+), humid (Heat index 100+), and little rain. Further, this variety has been attacked brutally by Mexican Bean Beatles. Regardless, this bean continues to grow, flower and set pods in an impressive fashion. Might just be a keeper.
Seed source was Renee's Garden. Here is their description:
French Gold - Pole Filet Beans
These hard-to-find, handsome yellow filet pole beans were originally bred by our favorite French seedmen for their domestic market. French Gold are true “haricot verts” beans: classically slim, round 7 to 9 inch pods with delicate, sweet flavor and a crispy snap that makes them especially choice eating. The heavy bearing, vigorous vines yield extra-fancy, juicy pods to enjoy in colorful summer meals over a long season of harvest.
We harvested our first batch the other day. Just over 4 pounds.
We blanched and froze some, but also fixed a pot. Very good tasting bean.
Those look good, DR. I'm curious about how you like them as well. I'm growing the queen of malinalco tomatillo this season, which I haven't grown before. I got a late start though and I'm not expecting a lot of production from them.Amarylla Tomatillo starting to ripen. I've read this yellow variety is kinda rare/hard to find.