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Heirloom Vegetables: Black seeded Stringless Italian flat green bean

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East Tennessee 6b/7a, TN

July 21, 2008
2:30 AM

Post #5293448

A local organic roadside farmer told me he has been growing a black seeded stringless Italian flat green bean for about 40 years now. He got it in Italy when he met his future wife, who was then 11! (I suggested he might should offer some seed to Seed Savers Exchange, but he said some years he barely has enough seeds to grow for his market.) He doesn't have a name for it...does anyone else know what it might be named?
San Francisco Bay Ar, CA
(Zone 9b)

August 17, 2008
1:52 AM

Post #5424662

Sounds like a black seeded Supermarconi polebean:

"Bobis a grano nero" is also a candidate:
East Tennessee 6b/7a, TN

September 8, 2008
5:52 PM

Post #5525061

THanks garden_mermaid, its most likely the Supermarconi!

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