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Broad beans - 38RW10 - Scottish

Details  This line of broad bean can withstand heavy winter frosts as low as -10deg here in the Amuri basin but equally handles the heat as well, will grow mostly unsupported up to 1.2m tall. In colder parts of the South Island and Inland North Island you dont want to sow broad beans between March and and early May if plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill. Plants under this size handle frosts well.Botanical name  Vicia fabaPrice per packet  $3.00Packet contents  approx 30Grower name  Richard Watson
Bean - 39RW2  dwarf runner - Czar White

Bean - 39RW2 dwarf runner - Czar White

Details  White flowered, white seeded bush form of the Scarlet Runner bean,grows to about 40cm tall. Like all bean they are frost tender. During long periods of wet weather it can be idea to throw a cover over to shed the rain as any beans close to the ground can rot.Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson

Bean Feast - 40NS6 - dwarf bean

Details  Flavourful, flat podded, white-seeded bean, the best flavoured dwarf bean we have ever grown. I have been saving this variety from oblivion since about 1974.Botanical name  Phaseolus VulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair

Broad Bean - 41NS8 - El Beano

Details  pure white  flowers. The pods enclose beans that are SWEET, and which remain GREEN once cooked. Try raw. These broad beans are my own selection, from possibly a random mutation, over 35 years ago. That original, pure white- flowered specimen caught my eye. I much preferred the flavour and colour of its beans, over others. I think you will, too. Kids love them raw,and as such they are wonderful in salads. In colder parts of the South Island and Inland North Island you dont want to sow broad beans between March and and early May if plants are over 10cm tall, heavy frosts will damage or kill. Plants under this size handle frosts well.
Botanical name  Vicia FabaPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair

Bean - 42RW3 - Cherokee Trail of Tears

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Between 1838 and 1839 the Cherokee people of the United States were forced to march across the Smoky Mountains to Oklahoma. This winter death march is known as the Trail of Tears as over 4,000 people died making the trip.

In 1977 a member of Seed Savers Exchange named Dr. John Wyche from Hugo, Oklahoma donated these seeds to our collection. It is thought that his Cherokee ancestors carried this heirloom bean with them on the Trail of Tears.

Beans were domesticated in the Americas thousands of years ago and serve as a protein in the diet of humans and animals.
Growing this bean takes about 55 days to produce a purple podded green bean and 90 days to dry beans.  This is a vigorous climber that we enjoy very much as a fresh green bean and have found to be highly productive. 
Botanical name  Phaseolus vulgarisPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30Grower name  Richard Watson
Bean - 43RT4 - Scarlet Runner

Bean - 43RT4 - Scarlet Runner

Details  It's fast growing perennial climbing up to 3 metres in a season. Plants will produce a profusion of pretty red and white flowers, amidst a heavy cover of leaves, in colder climates it pays to cover root crown with mulch so as to stop frost penetrating the soil killing the crown .Botanical name  Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  25Grower name  Richard Tew

Bean Pean 44NS7 (white)

Details  Peans are a great all rounder with many uses. The plants climb just like a runner bean or climbing french bean and produce flat pods similar to a large mangetout pea. The pods can be picked young and used whole as a french bean or left on the plants to mature and shelled like peas, or they can be left to mature fully and dry and then used as any other dried beans.Botanical name  Pisum sativumPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seeds
Bean - 46RW5 - Greek Gigante

Bean - 46RW5 - Greek Gigante

Details  Unlike Scarlet Runners they have pure white flowers and huge white seeds. Flowers over a long period and grows up to 3m tallBotanical name  Phaseolus coccineusPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  20 seedsGrower name  Richard Watson
Pea - 34NS57 - Nev's cowpea

Pea - 34NS57 - Nev's cowpea

Details  Grown by Nev for about 30 years which they grow mainly for making hummus. Grows about 30 cm tall and is a productive peaBotanical name  Vigna unguiculataPrice per packet  $4.00Packet contents  30 seedsGrower name  Nev&Sue Sinclair
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