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Galina you're a sucker for these way out names! Must be good with a name like that!
I tried to order nuņas from GRIN but they apparently can't send any Phaseolus material to the UK because they can't provide a phyto certificate for them.I wonder if there's a way we could get some?
Quote from: Silverleaf on February 11, 2015, 12:44:12I tried to order nuņas from GRIN but they apparently can't send any Phaseolus material to the UK because they can't provide a phyto certificate for them.I wonder if there's a way we could get some?Now that name rings a bell in my head....loooong time ago I was reading about them....of course I wanted some of those seeds and then I came across some info that kind of dampened my eagerness for them..I can't quite remember it clearly but it was something to do with growing them in certain altitude...and growing them in lower altitude resulted that the beans failed to pop....or something along that line...Anybody else have heard/read about it? I didn't even know there was other kind of popping beans than nunas...so I wonder if it is just that variety specific??? I might remember it all wrong but there was some difficulty with this particular variety..
Any of that sound familiar?
QuoteAny of that sound familiar?Yes, all those are familiar but it wasn't quite what I think I'm supposed to remember... I give in....I must do some digging in the old net to see if I find it all again...I can't rest my brain otherwise...
That makes sense, I heard that too.I know that someone crossed nuņas with an ordinary kidney bean to create a non-day length sensitive popping variety, then controversially patented it. I guess you'd only need to get the nuņas to flower to make a cross like that, they wouldn't have to set seed themselves as you'd use the other bean as the "mother".
Anyone interested in landraces? I should be growing a few this year, mostly beans and peas. Don't know if anyone else wants a bunch of mixed-up seeds!
Quote from: Silverleaf on January 29, 2015, 21:51:02Anyone interested in landraces? I should be growing a few this year, mostly beans and peas. Don't know if anyone else wants a bunch of mixed-up seeds!I'm interested, but I'm not sure everyone in the group will be? Perhaps they could be thought of as bonus seeds if added?
Sure. I was asking to get an idea whether it's worth me planting extras - there's no point me using my limited space to grow out something that people don't want!
From our local seed swap I did find four tomatoes , Dwarf Wax (HSL).Veepro Paste.(HSL). Vince (HSL) Wild Tomatel Columbianum (HSL) the first two I can find info for ,the other two a little more allusive , so suck it and see! Also Chickpea Hannan pop bean , looks very exotic for these parts!
And I have got a 'new to me' lettuce - Hyper Red Rumple Waved. Who can resist such a name.Red lettuces are not only pretty but a little more safe from slugs. And the 'rumples' hold on nicely to salad dressing too. According to the pictures, this one is v e r y red.
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