Adaptive Seeds

Runner Bean, British Pop (Organic)

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Phaseolus coccineus. Mix. 70-90 days.

A genetically diverse population of edible-pod type runner beans from the British Isles. We have loved growing runner beans from across the pond for some time now and with so many good ones in our trials, we decided to let the best coalesce into one big British Pop mix. Our favorites in this crossed-up mix are Tenderstar, Prizewinner, White Emergo, and Polestar. We have selected for vigor, yield, and a diversity of seed coat color – a rainbow of lavender pastels, black, white, tan, and speckles that are hard to describe. While the long and tender green pods are the main crop for this variety, the fresh shelled and dry beans themselves are also delicious. Since they are more tolerant of cooler weather conditions than common beans, they may grow back as a “perennial vegetable” if the ground doesn’t freeze too deep in winter.

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  1. Menlo Gardener

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    Menlo Gardener

    Which of the four varieties included in this mix produces those beautiful purple dry beans? Thanks!

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    • Andrew Still

      Andrew Still

      The lavender purple color probably came originally from Prizewinner. However the mix is freely cross-pollinating so the purple color may contain the genes from may parents.

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