Pinto Beans (1908)
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AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT STATION OF
THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE
Department of Horticulture
_AMERICAN VARIETIES OF BEANS_
By C. D. JARVIS
ITHACA, N. Y.
PUBLISHED BY THE UNIVERSITY
_Comparison._--This field variety is very similar to White Marrow. Ecept
for being much later in season and somewhat darker in color of foliage, the
plant characteristics are the same. The pods are slightly longer, narrower,
more depressed between beans, duller and darker green in color. About the
same in vigor, hardiness and productiveness as White Marrow and not superior
to that variety in any respect. It is largely grown in Colorado and
California. Too late to be of value in this section of the country.
_Synonyms._--Early Mohawk, Early Mohawk Six Weeks, Early Brown Mohawk,
Early Brown Six Weeks, Veitche's Early Favorite, Veitche's Progress Dwarf
French, North Star, Long Red Speckled Kidney, Purple Speckled Date, Red
_Confusing name._--French Mohawk is different from Mohawk.
_History._--Catalogued by J. M. Thorburn & Co., as early as 1825.
_Description._--Plant strictly dwarf, 14 to 18 inches high, very erect,
moderately compact, vigorous, very hardy, early, moderately productive.
Branches green. Leaflets large, broad, crumpled, very rough, dark green.
Flowers light pink. Snap pods large, variable, 5 1/2 to 6 1/3 inches long,
stout, very straight, flat, straight clean-cut point of medium length, five
to six-seeded, dark grenn, stringy, tough, coarse-grained, of poor quality,
attractive. Dry seeds (1.6 X .75 X .6 cm.) oblong, broadly rounded ends,
subcircular in cross section, irregularly marked with fawn and reddish brown,
the latter predominating.
_Comparison._--A well-known sort. Peculiar for its tall, stiff habit of
growth and for its extreme hardiness. It will withstand light frosts without
injury and is very resistant to disease. The pods are more like Yellow Six
Weeks than any other, but are undoubtedly straighter, flatter, with a shorter
point and darker in color. Owing to its unproductiveness the variety is
quickly passing out of use. Plate I, fig. _d_4; VII, fig. _e_7; XIII, fig.
(This book was off-site. My 2 p.m. bus from Philadelphia arrived in New York
80 minutes late, but I still got to the NYPL ten minutes before the 5:45 p.m.
closing...Any other bean varieties DARE or other people want me to check
on?...I'll look for any 1825 J. M. Thorburn & Co. catalogue...Quickly passing
out of use? So why does even my local White Castle offer "pintos and beans"
as a side dish?--ed.)
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