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1500 Year Old Cave Bean (20 seeds) (BN177) $3.00
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1500 Year Old Cave Bean

         
 
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The amazing native bean reputedly found in a cave in New Mexico, in a clay pot sealed with pitch. When carbon dated the tests showed it to be 1500 years old! Long vines climb to 10’ and produce tasty pods. Beans are large and kidney-shaped, white with maroon mottling. Very rare collector’s bean. Our seed was raised by Medomak Valley High School Seed Preservation Project in southern Maine.
 
1500 Year Old Cave Bean
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Number of Reviews: 1
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Nickname:
Dave
Location:
Silver City, NM, United States
Date:
December 18, 2016
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Ancient Beans from New Mexico
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What are the pros? Ancient seed

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Review:

I ordered some of these seeds today as they remind me of an episode from my childhood. I was raised in Southwest New Mexico and some friends of my family were early pioneers who had been in New Mexico since the late 1800's. The man had found a cave dwelling in the mountains probably 80 - 90 years ago now, and was perhaps the first to see the ruins for ages. He found a sealed pot in the cave and upon opening it found preserved large purple beans, sort of like lima beans. He planted them and they grew. He gave us a handful in the early sixties, but unfortunately they were lost over time. They are probably gone forever which is a heartbreak, as the old folks passed on many years ago. Hopefully these ancient beans you offer will be somewhat similar.

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