Refugee Beans

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Refugee Beans

3601 - Refugee Beans. A very productive string bean. It is hardy. Excellent for pickling in the pod. The seeds are drab-colored, with numerous spots and blotches of purple. Originally listed in 1881 DM Ferry Catalog

Refugee’, also known as ‘Red Valentine’ and ‘Thousand-for-One’, is an heirloom bean which makes for an excellent snap bean due to its long, pencil-shaped pods. The bean has a bush habit, growing to 15 inches high, throwing out a 2 foot long runner. The flower is rich pink and produces 5 to 6 inch long pods. The oblong seed is specked in a zebra pattern with dark red. This group of beans is a favorite for the home garden and can be grown just about anywhere because they have a relatively short growing season.

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