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    Seeds arrived today, thanks everyone, I am thrilled

    Here is a picture of Hinrichs Riesen to show you how the pods turn from green to ripe. As long as they are green, they are still stringless and perfectly edible even with unripe seeds inside (well, they need to be cooked first of course). I love the added bonus of seeds when eating the pods! It's only when they start to turn yellowish on the plant that I leave them for seed saving. Don't let the odd online source saying they have flat yellow pods confuse you, they must have mixed up some of their information, they are neither flat nor yellow.

    This East Friesian variety has been mentioned in 1889 but is so traditional that it's probably much older. There are some similar ones like "Tant Meti". All the East Friesian heirlooms are very much local varieties, sometimes grown only in a couple of villages, so there was a lot of variation in all sorts of veggies there. The "Kale King" Reinhard Lühring collected some 80 different sorts of kale years ago from elderly gardeners that would otherwise have been lost.

    Here is a page that describes the traditional use of "Hinrichs Riesen":
    ,Hinrichs Riesen‘ fein aufgefädelt

    And this is where I originally got them from, some fifteen years ago. I've saved my own seeds ever since and only bought another packet once to see whether mine had changed over the years (which they hadn't).

    Buschbohne Hinrichs Riesen | Hülsenfrüchte | Dreschflegel Saatgutversand
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Pea and Bean Circle 2016-hinrichsriesen.jpg   Pea and Bean Circle 2016-hinrichsriesen3.jpg  
    ...bonkers about beans... and now a proud Nutter!

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