Thursday, 16 December 2010

The Bean Project - 2010 and beyond

Further to last year's bean listings, I now have 96 types of bean to grow out over the next few years.....here's the listing as it stands today:

Amethyst
Anasazi
Arranasco
Baby Red Soup
Black Box Pinto
Black Canterbury
Black Coco
Black Croatian
Black Eyed Pea
Black Turtle
Black Valentine
Blauhilde
Blue Lake
Bobis d'Albenga
Borlotti
Borlotti
Bridgewater
Brightstone
Canadian Wonder
Cannelini
Cardigan [Jersey Rogue]
Caseknife
Cherokee Trail of Tears
Chinese Long
Coco Bianco
Concador
Corona Di Spagna
Cose Violette
Cranberry Lilac
Dalmation
Dapple Grey
Early Warwick
Emperor of Russia
Ernie's Big Eye
Fagiolo di Spagna
Flavert
Gauk
Gigandes
Henderson Lima
Hidatsa
Horticultural Bird's Egg
Hutterite Soup
Ice Crystal Wax
Inca Pea Bean
Jacob's Cattle
Jersey
Kew Blue
Kinghorn Wax
Lazy Housewife Brown
Lazy Housewife White
Madeira Maroon
Major Cook's Bean
Marfax
Maria Zeller
Mayflower
Minidor Yellow
Monastic Coco
Mountaineer's Haf White Runner
Mr Fearn's Purple Flowered
Neckar Queen
Necktar Konigin
Norweigan Dry
Nun's Belly Button
O'Driscoll
Orca
Pea Bean
Pebble
Polebean
Polish
Provider
Rattlesnake
Red Calypso
Red Soup
Rice
Rio Zappe
Roqueen Court
Rose D'Eyragues
Royal Red
Ruth Bible
Ruud's mystery
Shirostruczkounia
Speckle Chucky
Sweet Australian Purple
Tar Heel
Tarbais
The Prince
Tiger/Tiger eye
Triomph De Farcy
Tung
Wild Pigeon
Wild Pigeon Rogue
Yardlong
Yellow
Yin Yang
Zuni

11 comments:

Vegetable Heaven said...

Wow! What a list. I sometimes wonder how many are the same thing with a different name. DNA would sort it out.

Robert said...

I've got a fair selection as well; I haven't counted, but it's a big bagful. It's amazing how these things accumulate. I hadn't realised there were two versions of Lazy Wife. I'm definitely growing that one next year, if only to see Namissa's face when I offer them to her!

Zazen999 said...

@Flum - that's not a bad idea - now all we have to do is raise the cash to fund the DNA tests.....
@ Robert - you are a brave brave man Sir. I saw your post on the Go forum about HSL varieties - I'll prod someone to try and respond to you tomorrow....

Robert said...

They need to do something to make it possible for us to offer them new varieties without making them go through lists like yours!

raz said...

hey
i'm a gardener from romania.
if you're interesting in swaping some veg seeds with me it would be very nice.
raz

raz said...

Last time I forgot to leave my blogpage, so here it is:
http://semincer.blogspot.com/

Zazen999 said...

Thanks Raz - very interesting indeed!
What sort of things are you looking for, and what swapsies have you got?

Have you thought of joining the Vine, where we have an official swap page?

http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/grapevine/

raz said...

hei
I am interested in beans, peas, oriental and andean vegetables.
I havent gardened in quite a long time so now I'm gathering seeds. All I have to swap right now is on my blog.
I have peaked on grapevine but I need to get familiarised with how it works. Does it allow international swaps as well, or just seed circles?

Zazen999 said...

HI Raz
The Vine welcomes all sorts of swapping, once you have been there a month - so join up and get stuck in chatting and I'm sure you will be swapping come the start of March.

BlueJay77 said...

There are four bean varieties I would be interested in acquiring. I do have a few beans to trade that are not on the bean list. The ones I'm interested in are. Rose D'eyragues, Nun's Belly Button, Mariazeller, Early Warwick. I live in the U.S. I wrote to Henry Doubleday Research Association this year and they to me they weren't allowed to send bean seed out of the country anymore. I had acquired a number of varieties from them years ago. I have the impression that the Linear Legume is in the U.K. Are you allowed to mail seeds overseas?

Zazen999 said...

Hi. I actually work at HDRA. I have some of 3 of those grown this year and I think one or two MariaZeller [I didn't like those and they didn't do very well for me]. I'm allowed to send seed overseas from my collection - email me your address on zazen999@btinternet.com and I'll send some to you