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Indian Bean Tree Beans!


Indian Bean Tree Beans! (Catalpa bignoniodes)

The largest leaves measure 30x45cms at the moment...
...the beans are 50cms long...



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Are they edible?

27 Jul, 2011

 

No idea! lol I'll have to google it!

27 Jul, 2011

 

Think not...!

27 Jul, 2011

 

Great pic. Do you have any from a distance?

27 Jul, 2011

 

thanks, Lil...I do and I'll put one on :))

27 Jul, 2011

 

Seems a shame you cant eat them?

29 Jul, 2011

 

There's nothing but fiberous seeds inside...and the skins are quite thin...don't think they're used for anything...

29 Jul, 2011

 

They must have a use! Everything has a purpose doesn't it? mayeb you could smoke it? lol

29 Jul, 2011

 

Oh don't Pixi!! lol!! At this rate...what with the moving and all...who knows! lol!!!

29 Jul, 2011

 

Just ornamental I suppose, looks effective though...

30 Jul, 2011

 

I have never seen the 'beans' before. If you had pollarded (is that the right word - sounds wrong?) it this year Karen, would it have not produced beans? . . .

30 Jul, 2011

 

We didn't get around to it this year...and last year was the first time it had been done in around 10 years...so I'm not sure on that one, M. Everyone here pollards them in autumn or, more often, early spring. I will keep a lookout for beans on other, more 'well kept' trees and let you know...

31 Jul, 2011

 

:-))

31 Jul, 2011

 

;) x

31 Jul, 2011

 

Have had a look and will post tomorrow....

31 Jul, 2011

 

Hi M...forgot all about this! Pollarding does seem to affect bean production!!!

2 Aug, 2011

 

Karen...OH says that once the tree has been pollarded, come Spring, you just take off buds and branches that are growing in the places you don't want them...Hope this helps...

by the way you have mail...

2 Aug, 2011

 

Hi Sue, that's what we do...it's quite easy because the pollarded branches are so big that you can sit in the tree to do it!

Have read...will be back to you soon :))

2 Aug, 2011

 

Nice one...:o)

2 Aug, 2011



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