Friday, May 20, 2016

October Beans

I was talking on the phone with my grandmother a few months ago, and she told me about October beans.  She said that she grew them every year.  I knew I had to try them.  They were a little tricky to track down, but I eventually found some online to order. 

I think they have to be one of the prettiest beans I have ever seen. 
I hope that they grow well so we can try them in the fall.  Maybe I will even be able to take some to my grandmother. 

Readers, have you ever tried October Beans?

25 comments:

Tom said...

I've seen them before, but never knew the name.

Out on the prairie said...

I have tried a number of dried heirloom beans. Lots to try at Decorah Seed Savers.Vermont Seed was another source as well as Johnny's.

Mildred said...

Good Morning, Lisa. I've never heard of October beans but they are so pretty. I just googled and learned they are a Native American bean from the 1830's. Wishing you much success!

Sally said...

They are really different, and pretty. Your grandmother will be so proud of you, Lisa. I'm glad you found them online. :)

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

They are pretty. Are they kind of like pinto beans?

Karen S. said...

They sure are and now I want some too!

Angie said...

those are lovely - i have never heard of them before.
i cant wait to see how they grow.

Harry Flashman said...

Maybe they are magic beans, like Jack and the Beanstalk! They are odd enough looking to be. Keep an ax handy to cut down the giant beanstalk after you plant them. ;-)

Ginny Hartzler said...

My first reaction was how pretty they are. In a way, they look like songbird eggs. No, I have never heard of them. I will have to Google and see if they are like limas or green beans. October will be exciting!

PioneerPreppy said...

They look a lot like dragon tongue beans actually. Are they a bush or pole bean?

Laurie said...

I've never heard of them before...will be anxious to see how your's grow.

Lin said...

Uh....NO. Please tell me why they are "October Beans"...

Michelle said...

I have not heard of these. I hope they do well for you.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

They ARE pretty-like beads! Good luck growing them.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Those are very pretty beans!
love
tweedles

Vera said...

They look similar to the Berlotti beans we have here in France. They are pole beans and very tasty.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This picture warms the heart :)

Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam & Dylan Too said...

They are pretty! I've never heard of them before!

Annette said...

So pretty and interesting... I can't wait to see what October brings!

mail4rosey said...

That will be fun if you get to take them to your grandma! :) Congrats on finding them.

Linda said...

Neat! Isn't it great that you found them!

alissa apel said...

I haven't. I hope they grow well for you!

Michael Manning said...

No, but I got a smile from your post as I like the fact that you were up for the challenge from your Grandma! :)

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I've not heard of October beans, but these look very similar to Anasazi beans that we get from Colorado.

Janie said...

Just now seeing this . . . we love October beans and can buy them in the store to cook or use to plant. They are called Cranberry beans in the store. :)