In my second year of membership in Seed Savers Exchange I had put together a booklet called Hill Of Beans, which can also be viewed at the Heritage Farm Library. This booklet released and sold to the SSE members in January 1980 is a little snapshot of my colletion from 1975 to '79. It was my attempt to describe verbaly as acurately as I could how the seedcoats of various varieties of beans looked. Years later I realized the seed descriptions were a very subjective thing as two people will describe the same thing a little bit differently. It is interesting to note that their was one person who found this publication very useful. Dr. Bass at the National Seed Storage Lab in Fort Collins, Colorado told me he used it all the time and after about 5 years requested from me a second copy. The booklet also included other information about bean varieties that was known to me at the time. The booklet although very insignificant might provide but tiney bits of historical information about some varieties. It also serves as a reference for the origins of some of my outcrossed bean varieties. A couple of which have come to be sold commercially by various seed companies and a few others which may perhaps still be hanging around after all these years. Some of my outcrossed varieties discovered after 1979 are not referenced here as this was the only edition of Hill Of Beans that was printed. Those later discoveries some of them can be found on the internet in Seed Savers Exchange's yearbook history e.g. Candy, Holstein, Evening Moon and Cherry Trout to name a few.

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