Quick and no doubt stupid question about pea seeds

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JayG

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Re: Quick and no doubt stupid question about pea seeds
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2011, 18:09 »
I have a red-flowered "White Lady" plant in the middle of the white-flowered ones, although all the seeds looked the same to me (i.e. white!)  :ohmy:

These were once-saved seeds from a couple of years ago, and to the best of my knowledge the nearest other runner beans being grown round here are about 150 yards away!

I think runners must cross quite easily with other varieties, especially other runners (as DD says; no effort required!)
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Re: Quick and no doubt stupid question about pea seeds
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2011, 18:19 »
Snap JayG, I save my runner seed year on year and have never grown white flowered ones, but this year I have a couple of plants with red and white flowers.
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Re: Quick and no doubt stupid question about pea seeds
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2011, 18:41 »
Here's what should have bean (deliberate) a green "Enorma"



I also had red flowers on my purple beans and some produced green pods.

I bought new seed next year and the cross breeds were rubbish.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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Re: Quick and no doubt stupid question about pea seeds
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2011, 19:39 »
It will certainly make seeing them to pick them much easier! I alsways miss a few no matter how thoroughly i look.  ::)
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Re: Quick and no doubt stupid question about pea seeds
« Reply #19 on: July 25, 2011, 08:52 »
Here's what should have bean (deliberate) a green "Enorma"



I also had red flowers on my purple beans and some produced green pods.

I bought new seed next year and the cross breeds were rubbish.

Just to double check before I go and start to save anything a different colour  :lol:

The ones you had grown that were a new cross didn't give a good crop? Is that right?

I know, a bit of a dense question but there we are --- someone has to ask one from time to time  :ohmy:
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Re: Quick and no doubt stupid question about pea seeds
« Reply #20 on: July 25, 2011, 09:06 »
RIGHT!

Pathetically short, tough, purple runner beans.



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