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kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2013
6:08 PM

Post #9627017

my friend had these seeds given to her and she's harvested the peas/beans (they look like peas to me. ) and these are what she shelled from them, do you have any idea what kind of pea they are?

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NicoleC

NicoleC
Madison, AL
(Zone 7b)

August 10, 2013
7:19 PM

Post #9627062

Could be Jacob's Cattle beans.

drobarr

drobarr
Hummelstown, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 10, 2013
9:45 PM

Post #9627156

They are not peas but beans. They are dry beans. There are several varieties that are bi-color like these.

http://www.tomatobobseeds.com/Bean,%20Dry%20-%20Snowcap.jpg

There are hundres of dry beans and many that are bi colored.

Here are some of them:
http://abeancollectorswindow.com/beanpage1.html

This message was edited Aug 11, 2013 10:05 PM
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 11, 2013
4:49 AM

Post #9627231

that second link didn't work drobarr. thanks for the help!!! I appreciated.

are they good to eat? cause she's never heard of them and neither have I. I only grow purple hull, zipper cream and maybe a lima bean sometimes.
Doug9345
Durhamville, NY
(Zone 5b)

August 11, 2013
7:24 AM

Post #9627350

Here's the link fixed.
http://abeancollectorswindow.com/beanpage1.html

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

August 11, 2013
11:39 AM

Post #9627541

She's calling a trout bean a Jacobs cattle bean, I think they look closer to the canoe bean. Wherre did you get them KA?

drobarr

drobarr
Hummelstown, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 11, 2013
7:09 PM

Post #9627922

Doug,

Thanks for providing the correct link. I corrected my original post.

kathy_ann
I'm not sure how good they are to eat. Most of these types of dry beans have similar tastes but I'm sure there are those who can tell differences and would disagree with me.
kathy_ann
Judsonia, AR
(Zone 7b)

August 13, 2013
4:26 AM

Post #9629253

someone gave them to my friend, she didnt' know what they were so she grew them, she cooked some, said they were good, but who knows lol . thanks for the help.

pollengarden

pollengarden
Pueblo, CO
(Zone 5b)

August 14, 2013
1:19 PM

Post #9630642

Thanks for the link to the bean photos.
Brings back happy memories of when I was a kid, my mother would give us seeds to sort. The beans were particularly fun to play with. I realize now that some were family heirloom varieties.

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