Bean - Pole - Marie Dugas *Sold out for 2019*

*Sold out for 2019*


(Pole - GREEN: SNAP, SHELL, or DRY or Ornamental) 70 days.

Selected from a strain of “Marie & Joseph” beans passed along from Grand Pré to the Baie Sainte-Marie region of NS and, eventually, into the hands of Gilberte Doelle. The "Marie Dugas" beans look quite similar to the "Joseph Dugas" but are white seeded. The tradition was to plant both Marie & Joseph together for a better crop (perhaps meaning, stronger genetic diversity!).

Similiar to Scarlet Runner beans, grow on a strong trellis and pick fresh pods or leave beans to dry for soups or stews. Gorgeous flowers. Can be eaten at snap, shell or dry stage. Runner beans are quite tolerant of cooler soils and can be planted earlier than other beans.

  ~23 seeds/20g


People often refer to "Marie and Joseph beans" as the "Scarlet Runner" of la Baie Sainte-Marie. Named after the early Acadian settlers, 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. 

Bean - Pole - Marie Dugas *Sold out for 2019*
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