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2006 Mark Futterman Bean Project Trials

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This page represents the effort of multiplying samples sent to us to help recreate the Mark Futterman Bean Collection.  This season we have located twenty five (25) pole-types and eight (8) bush-types.  After re-researching the issue of bean crossing, we decided to take the conservative path and limit the number of varieties to maintain large isolation distances.  Here are links to the 2007 and 2015 grow out pages.

[ Bush ] [ Pole ] [ Lima ] [ Wax ]
DR=Dry, SN=Snap, WX=Wax, LI=Lima

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Bush Beans
Beautiful Source: CA AS S 06 <-- CA FU M.

Harvested 2.75 pounds off of these short rows.  13 ounces to the freezer and offering remainder for sale to see if there is an interest.  If so, will schedule for production grow out in 2008.

Harvested 2.75 pounds.

DR/B
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/18

10/1
Magpie Source: OR BL T 06 <-- MI CH D 87.

Harvested 3.75 pounds of seed but it looks like the seed that I got from this fellow is extremely crossed up.  It appears that he is a bean collector (in the 2007 SSE yearbook he exclusively lists beans - 42 of them).

However, it also appears that he is not being careful with crossing.  Interestingly, a quick web revealed that he is a horticulture instructor with the Oregon State Ag Extension.  I emailed him and sent a photo on 2/14/07.  No reply.

SN/B
Received


Fall Harvest


7/12

8/13

8/13
Navy, Lucas Source: CA RO D2 06 <-- CV AL.

Half runner habit.  Harvested 3.25 pounds of seed.  12 ounces in a pint jar into freezer.

DR/B
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/18
 
Piros-Feher Source: IN FO M 06 <-- NY ST J <-- GER NO J.  Mark's original source in 1995 was IN FO M.

Half runner habit.   A quart jar full of seed was harvested.

DR/B
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/18
 
Tarahumara Cinco Minutos Source: IN FO M 06 <-- CA FU M 95 (Old seed from 1995 - 22 seeds. Mark listed as bush and Mary as pole.) SN/B N/A N/A N/A
Valentine, Red Source: OR BL T 06 <-- IA DR G 87.

Harvested 2.75 pounds.  12 ounces to the freezer.

SN/B
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/18
 
Valentine, Old Fashioned Red Source: KS TH R 06<-- VT TH J 89 <-- IN SH D 76.

Harvested 4.5 pounds.  12 ounces to the freezer.

SN/B
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/18
 

Pole & Runner Beans

Brejo Source: IN FO M 06 <-- CA FU M 95 (Note: Old seed - 44 original seeds from Mark from 1995) SN/P N/A N/A N/A
Brejo Source: IN FO M 06 <-- CA FU M 95 (Note: 36 seeds from her 1998 grow out.) SN/P N/A N/A N/A
Cutshort, Tennessee Source: OK MC G 06.

Harvested 15 ounces of seed.

SN/P
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/13
 
Golden Buddha Source: MI FL J 05 <-- CA FU M 96 <-- CV Peace Seeds 86.  Description:  80 days - Small leaf, climbs 5-6', yellowish stems, white flowers, 4-5" flat, smooth, yellow pods that resemble wax-type bean, brown seeds with a little white splattering, 3-5 seeds per pod.

Harvested 4.75 pounds.  13 ounces in the freezer.

SN/P
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/17
 
Grape Source: MI BO R 06.

Harvested 24 ounces.

SN/P
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/17
 
Mrs. Martin's Heirloom #6 Source: IN FO M <-- CA FU M 95 (Note: Old seed from 1995 - 20 seeds.)  The seeds are absolutely beautiful. SN/P N/A N/A N/A
New Mexico Cave Bean Source: IN FO M 06 <-- CA FU M 95.  Planted 30 seeds. SN/P N/A N/A N/A
Potomac Source: CA FU M 04 <-- Gus W. Tompkins of El Sobrante, California who had received them from a Victory Gardening offer of the Oakland (CA) Tribune in 1941 and had been growing them ever since.  Description: 9'+ vine, white flower, 9-11" x .5" green bean, 7-8 white kidney seeds per pod, healthy, stringless, productive, fairly straight, flat creaseback pod with pronounced hook at end like Persian Slipper, beans are smooth, tender and delicious.  Mark stated, "The finest bean I have yet grown."  In reviewing his garden log, he backed up this statement by growing it out nearly every year.

Harvested 5 pounds 4 ounces.

SN/P
Fall Harvest

7/11

8/26

8/26

Wax Beans

Barksdale Source: OK MC G 06.

Four seeds germinated out of 38 seeds.

WX/P
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/13
 
Fortin's Family Source: KS TH R 06 <-- ME BO W <-- QUE DA A 96.

Harvested 2.5 pounds.

WX/B
Received


Fall Harvest


7/11

8/18
 

Lima Beans

Flossie Powell's Source: OK MC G 06 <-- CA FU M.

Two seeds germinated.

LI/P
Received

7/11

8/18
No Harvest
Winfield Source: IN FO M 06 <-- CA FU M 95 (Note: Old seed from 1995 - 15 seeds.) LI/P N/A N/A N/A

A special thanks to the following people who have contributed to the success of this project by donating seeds or documentary information:

  • Jeff Fleming (MI FL J)
  • Barry Futterman
  • George McLaughlin (OK MC G)
  • Mary Ann Fox (IN FO M)

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