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  • Maria Zeller - Mariazeller

    As part of a Seed Circle I received just 3 Maria Zeller seeds this year. They look a lovely bean and have been doing a fair amount of travelling the last few years. the story is best written by the person who shared them with me http://linearlegume.blogspot.co.uk/s...el/Mariazeller

    There should be several little pockets of these beans being cultivated this year, lets hope it is a good season for them.

    My three all germinated, sown direct two were a little ahead of the third, they have quite pointy looking leaves.


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    Something (other than the dog) took one of these seedlings out, which left me with two. Both have made nice little plants and are flowering well, starting to get a nice set of little beans.

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    • #3
      Nice looking bean - a little bit of Austria in Wales. They evidently like it there after their long journey across continents.

      This is where this bean hails from:
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariazell_Basilica

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      • #4
        Nice one

        There seem to be two beans with the same name one a climber the other (mine) a dwarf. http://www.abeancollectorswindow.com/beanpage4.html

        You're right they do seem happy at the moment, but it's been a dryer summer than usual so far here, which perhaps is better for them?

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        • Galina
          Galina commented
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          Apparently so, they like warm weather conditions, according to Arche Noah, the Austrian HSL equivalent. The dwarf one is the only one I am aware of. Several Austrian micro-traders are selling seeds.

      • #5
        The seeds I sowed looked the same as the ones shown on Arche Noah site. Should the name be written as Mariazell Bean?

        http://sortenhandbuch.arche-noah.at/arten/3-bohne-busch
        Last edited by jayb; 15-08-2015, 07:29. Reason: Added link

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        • #6
          'Mariazeller' bean - ie the bean 'from Mariazell'. I am sure the confusion arose because Maria is a given name and Zeller is an actual surname too. Similar is lettuce Maria Lankowitz, which I thought was a person's name, but later found out that the place of origin is 'Maria Lankowitz'. In the case of the lettuce they spell it as two words even. Austria is a predominantly Catholic country and this is reflected in place names.

          I like the cream flowers, with a very slight pink hue. Pretty.
          Last edited by Galina; 15-08-2015, 07:56.

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          • #7
            Thanks, I'll amend the title to reflect both names.
            The flowers start off looking quite white and then fade, this picture perhaps show one better.

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            • #8
              jaybe how tall do they grow?

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              • #9
                Not very, from memory they make fairly neat dwarf plants.

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                • #10
                  mine are already 1,5 feet high.

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                  • #11
                    Yikes, what are you feeding them!
                    I know I didn't stake them, and they stayed nice and clean off the ground. You're better growing conditions perhaps?

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