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2007 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.  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.  The final batch of sample will be planted in 2015.

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

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Pole & Runner Beans

Burt's Soup Bean Source: IA RE R 06 <-- CA FU M 96 <-- CV Blum. 95 days - Fast growing, 8-10' purple vines, tan kidney seeds, 8" purple pods with 6-8 seeds per pod.

Sown 6/12.  Some were dried down and harvested on 9/15.

DR/P
8/16

8/16

8/16
Indiana Wild Goose Source: PA WE W 06 <-- CA FU M 95. 8'+ vine, white flower, green pod, .6 x 8", large putty colored seed with flattened ends, 5-8 seeds per pod, pod and seed identical to '86 Blum Goose bean.

Sown 6/12. 

DR/P
8/16

8/16

8/16
Greasy, Black Source: OK MC G 06

Sown 6/12.  Did not even start flowering until mid-September.

SN/P
8/25

9/20
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Hickman Source: ME BO W 06

Sown 6/12. 

SN/P
8/16

8/16

8/16
Jembo Polish Source: PA PI N2 06

Sown 6/12.  Harvested 2.75 pounds.

SN/P
8/16

8/16

8/16
Lazy Wife, Brown Source: MI FL J 06 <-- CA FU M 93

Sown 6/12.  Harvested 5.5 pounds.

SN/P
8/16

7/30

8/16
Ralph's Italian Heirloom Source: OK MC G 06

Sown 6/12. 

SN/P
8/16

8/16

9/20
Tennessee Wonder Source: MI FL J 05 <-- CA FU M 95 <-- WI GI A 87. Description: 75 days - 8'+ vine, very vigorous, violet flower, 9-10 x .6" slightly curved almost round creaseback pod, light string, very tender even when large.

True Tennessee Wonder (in "Beans of New York") has pink flower and pronounced purple stem and leaf and is "rather small". This vine reportedly has only slight purple near the leaf node and is a tall and vigorous climber.

Sown 6/12.  Harvested 29 ounces.

SN/P

About 84 seeds per ounce.


8/16

8/16

8/16

Lima Beans

Flossie Powell's Source: OK MC G 06 <-- CA FU M. Have 12 seeds left - Sown in peat pellets on 6/11.

I got zero to germinate.  This is the end of the sample stock I had received.

Sown 6/12. 

LI/P      
Winfield Source: IN FO M 06 <-- CA FU M 95 (Note: Old seed from 1995 - 15 seeds.) Have 7 seeds left - Sown in peat pellets on 6/11.

I got zero to germinate.  This is the end of the sample stock I had received.

Sown 6/12. 

LI/P      

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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