Nickel and Rolande french filet bush beans

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Nickel and Rolande french filet bush beans

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Post: # 42954Unread post karstopography
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:34 pm

Anyone grow either one of these? Planted some of each today to compliment my purple pole CARMINAT and Emerite. We love the flavor of Emerite, but the others are new to us.
Zone 9a/b, right on the line, in the heart of the Columbia bottomlands. Heat zone 9, Sunset Zone 28, annual rainfall 52”

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Sat Mar 13, 2021 1:23 pm

I've grown Nickel off and on for a few years, it is a short and slender baby bean that holds quality well. I blanch and freeze it whole without slicing, since it can be packed into ziplock pint bags as is. Nice to have a different kind of green bean, but you won't get as much poundage from a row, if that is a consideration, because of it's petite size.

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Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:30 pm

Nickel was okay. I haven't grown many bush beans. Velour is a purple bush bean, a little bit bigger, same filet style. Pauldor was sold as a compliment to those two, but was terribly small and I would not recommend. But nickel was okay. Bush beans for me just get nipped by rodents.

I can't remember exactly how emerite was; I think good, but the year I grew them, I grew about 20 different pole beans and it was hard to keep track once the weather faded the markers and they crossed each other's vines.

Carminat is very similar to fortex (green, biggest and latest) and monte gusto (yellow and a bit earlier and smaller). I have had fortex and carminat cross and they taste as good and are maybe a little more vigorous, or bean beetle resistant. I noticed thisone year when the only beans that weren't eaten by terrible bean beetle infestation were a purple/green cross, three vines backtracked to one plant, and the seed was harvested the previous year from fortex vines near carminat vines. The seed coat was not quite as pure brown as the fortex seed, and had slight lighter specks.

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Thu Oct 13, 2022 6:29 pm

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Planted a ~10 square foot area of Rolande bush beans Mid August, then 32 square feet September 1st.
Almost all these are from the first planting. The September patch is bursting with little beans and blooms.

I was craving green beans so I’m glad I planted some.
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Fri Oct 14, 2022 6:21 am

I've found most bush filet types to have above average flavor. And, I've found that most bush filet types need to be constantly picked, as older pods begin to toughen up. It looks like you'll still be busy in the garden, while us envious northerners are done harvesting for the year.

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Fri Oct 14, 2022 7:45 am

Tormato wrote: Fri Oct 14, 2022 6:21 am I've found most bush filet types to have above average flavor. And, I've found that most bush filet types need to be constantly picked, as older pods begin to toughen up. It looks like you'll still be busy in the garden, while us envious northerners are done harvesting for the year.
I had one tough bean yesterday that I must have let go too long before picking. I do enjoy looking for the ready to pick beans so hopefully not too many will get to the tough stage.

Busy for sure here, the pattern for the next month and a half or so will be transitioning from warm to cool season crops. Transitioning in this case means lots elbow grease type of stuff like shoveling compost, digging up the old pepper plants and roots, forking in compost, amendments and fertilizer, planting sets and seeds. But, I do love the fall and winter gardening.
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Post: # 80593Unread post Danny
Sat Oct 15, 2022 10:13 pm

Haven't grown Roland, but have grown Nickel before with good results. Trying to stay more with the pole beans as I get stuck bent over anymore, LOL, but Nickel is a good one to tuck in here and there. The flavor was good though you have to pick them a lot to stay on top of them.

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Sun Oct 16, 2022 8:53 am

My favorite filet bush bean is Fin de Bagnol. But, I haven't seen any seed in about a decade.

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Sun Oct 16, 2022 9:06 am

Tormato wrote: Sun Oct 16, 2022 8:53 am My favorite filet bush bean is Fin de Bagnol. But, I haven't seen any seed in about a decade.
https://waylandchiles.com/Fin-de-Bagnol ... p282616834
Looks like they are available from the vendor above. Not exactly a steal though for 50 seeds. Most everyone else I came across was out of stock.
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Post: # 80632Unread post Whwoz
Sun Oct 16, 2022 9:09 am

Tormato wrote: Sun Oct 16, 2022 8:53 am My favorite filet bush bean is Fin de Bagnol. But, I haven't seen any seed in about a decade.
Do you mean this one Tormato
https://kitchentableseedhouse.ca/products/fin-de-bagnol

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