Bean - Pole - Joseph Dugas | Organic | *NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR*

*Not Available Since 2017*

1032-LO Phaseolus coccineus

70 days to snap stage.

The "Scarlet Runner" of la Baie Sainte-Marie. Named after the early Acadian settler, these runner beans are a tribute to a long tradition of homesteading. Grown for their versatility and reliability, this strain of runner beans exists thanks to the work and dedication of local gardeners and farmers who have grown and shared their harvest. This strain is the result of several years of building up a stock of beans passed on to Gilberte Doelle at Wild Rose Farm in Gilbert's Cove, Nova Scotia from Walter Comeau and Herbbie Dugas.

The legend is that these beans originated pre-1755 in Grand Pré and eventually made their way to Major's Point in Clare County by a lady who mistakenly put some beans in her pocket while she was getting ready to sow them and was interrupted. 

French potager, or kitchen gardens, are known for combining both edible and ornamental plants. The runner bean serves both functions with attractive red flowers and multipurpose beans which can be picked young for almost endless blooming. 

Grow on a strong trellis or fence. Pick and eat fresh pods and leave some to dry for cooking. Runner beans are quite tolerant of cooler soils and can be planted much earlier than other beans.

Grown by Wild Rose Farm

Bean - Pole - Joseph Dugas | Organic | *NOT AVAILABLE THIS YEAR*
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