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Large Purple Kidney (Norberg / Wanda) Bush Dry Bean
Large Purple Kidney - Bush Dry Bean
Large Purple Kidney (Norberg / Wanda) Bush Dry Bean
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Kidney, Large Purple (Norberg or Wanda) Certified Naturally Grown Seed
A 2003 Victory Seed Company release.

90 days We love mysteries and this bean's history is one of them. Two different gardeners, from opposite ends of the Willamette Valley of Oregon, provided us with seeds and similar stories.

One gardener's grandmother (Wanda) grew them for over 50 years after receiving seeds from her German neighbor who grew them commercially on his farm during World War II near Damascus, Oregon.

Our other source, Frank Gehrman, was a veteran of World War II who upon returning from the war, bought his farm in Scotts Mills, Oregon from an elderly farmer named Mr. Norberg.  Norberg reportedly had been growing the bean on his place for fifty years and used it as one of his primary staples.  Mr. Gehrman continued growing the beans on his farm for nearly sixty years until his death in 2007.

The plants are erect, reach about twenty four inches in height, require to support, are uniform in production, and are very prolific.  The pods are about six to seven inches long with kidney-type beans that are a deep maroonish-purple color, large and meaty. The bean turns brown when cooked and although they look similar to other kidney beans, the flavor is outstanding. They seem to stay moist and not dry out.

This is one of our favorite beans to grow here on our farm.  No matter what Mother Nature throws at us in any given year, this bean thrives and produces well.  Each packet contains one ounce which is approximately 35 seeds.
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