Crop: Pole Bean
Project Type/Goals: Variety trial + potential selection/improvement.
Test black-seeded strain of the variety against the more typical tan seeds to see if difference in seed color is, in fact, genetic. And, if so, if there are any significant differences in qualities we care about, such as flavor, productivity, disease resistance, etc.
Project coordinator: Michael Alterman Contact info: 413-358-6919 firstname.lastname@example.org
Other people working on project: Jeanne Sargeant, Nancy Babcock
Volunteer or resource needs: Still have enough seeds for two or three more people to participate.
Notes: All you need to do is grow out the tan and black strains of Rattlesneake Pole Bean in your garden. You will need to grow them on separate trellises, at least a few feet apart, in similar growing conditions. I have a record keeping form to help you keep track of results.