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triffid

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Twin bean pods
« on: 2019-07-10, 01:51:54 PM »
I've spotted a couple of strange pods on a dwarf French bean. There appears to be two pods, conjoined at the top, emerging from the same flower. What's happening here?

Pics to follow tomorrow.

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Re: Twin bean pods
« Reply #1 on: 2019-07-13, 05:43:37 PM »
Here they are. As you can see in multiple instances it looks as if two pods are developing from one ovary. It's only occurring on this single plant.

These are a suspected cross between Beefy Resilient Grex and Jersey Dwarf. https://www.brownenvelopeseeds.com/product-p/jersey-grex.htm

Apologies for the bizarre purplish tinge to the photos.

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Re: Twin bean pods
« Reply #2 on: 2019-07-15, 12:07:47 PM »
Im afraid I dont have anything intelligent to contribute, but I do want to thank you for posting this.

(I like the weirdo (plants) that show up in the garden)

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Re: Twin bean pods
« Reply #3 on: 2019-07-18, 04:53:47 PM »
There is a similar thing I occasionally observe in squash.  Some plants do produce conjoint twins but most plants do not.  A plant that produces one is quite likely to produce more in later courgettes. 

But I have never seen it in legumes, neither in beans nor peas. 

Thanks for showing us. 
Central England, cool, maritime (ish), cloudy, often dry, but recent weather unpredictable