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Horticultural Beans

jimster
16 years ago

What are horticultural beans? I see some beans with 'horticultural' as part of their varietal name and I see some beans identified as 'horticultural' in their catalog description.

Based on what I've seen or heard recently I'm starting to think horticultural beans are common beans used as shellies and dry soup beans. Is this always the case? Catalog descriptions of horticultural beans sometimes mention using them for green shelling, but not always.

I'm inclined to think that all horticultural beans are shelly beans but not all shelly beans are horticultural beans. What do you think?

Jim

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