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Andrew Barney

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Aeron Purple Star
« on: 2020-10-24, 01:09:30 AM »
Does anyone have any seeds for 'Aeron Purple Star' Runner bean?

https://aeronvale-allotments.org.uk/aeronpurplestar/

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Re: Aeron Purple Star
« Reply #1 on: 2020-10-24, 06:27:21 AM »
Can you not request seeds from the grower?

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Re: Aeron Purple Star
« Reply #2 on: 2020-10-24, 07:34:23 AM »
Only a couple left unfortunately, they really didn't grow well for me this season. Weak little plants never took off, probably through no fault of their own.

A Welsh old purple variety called Yardstick did much better in the heat and drought this summer. Striped pods that went completley dark purple when the weather cooled late August. Great flavour, too. I managed to harvest seeds but the plants intentionally weren't isolated - happy to share if you want any.


Attached pic of an early Yardstick pod with green White Lady pods for comparison. Later pods were fully purple.
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Re: Aeron Purple Star
« Reply #3 on: 2020-11-10, 01:45:43 PM »
I have just enough to grow next year and will take care to save seeds.
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Re: Aeron Purple Star
« Reply #4 on: 2021-03-11, 07:17:45 AM »
Hello! I have a few extra - how many are you looking for? They did pretty terribly in our very hot and dry summer last year, but I'm hoping to give it another go as well. These would just be remnant seed from the original I got in the mail.  I also had some of the Tozer interspecies varieties planted which possibly handled the heat better, although none of the runners were setting pods all that well. 

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Re: Aeron Purple Star
« Reply #5 on: 2022-06-20, 01:07:41 AM »
Origin of this bean is described here in the box 'Colour of pod'. 

https://aeronvale-allotments.org.uk/newsletters/avas_newsletter_10-12.htm