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Purple podded runner beans

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 09:09

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.  My runner beans are still producing black seeds, but have stopped producing uniform purple pods. The developing pods start off green and then they lay down the purple as the pod gets bigger.  However, green areas remain in the pods.

Maybe we can exchange seeds and try and cross the plants to see if we can develop a purple-podded, black seeded runner bean?



Purple podded runner beans

Posted: 19/11/2013 at 22:35

I too have purple-podded runner beans.  They have been bred from a Liberty cross which I started in 1990.  It produces scarlet flowers and sweet tasting, string less pods averaging 12 inches in length.  There are 6 seeds per pod and the unique feature of these runners is that they produce seeds that are totally black.


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