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Kidney or Broad beans?


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Any veggie experts out their that can identify these?  I spotted them this afternoon dangling from the neighbours fruiting cheery tree directly above my summerhouse (not that it gets any sun these days!) about 12 feet up  To me they look like either kidney or broad beans (they are about 200 to 250 mm long) but if they are, I've no idea how they got there since the house has been empty since February!

 

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They look like kidney beans to me. Kidney beans climb so I reckon a bean has possibly been dropped there by a bird or animal and it has germinated and climbed the tree. Broad beans don't climb and the pods are different from kidney beans. Another way to tell is if you were to take one down if you can and open it up, the beans themselves are different 

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Thanks, didn't realise broad beans don't climb. No chance of reaching any until they fall off, so I'll take it that they're kidney beans.  Hate to think what may appear next year!

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16 minutes ago, Bottletopburly said:

Suppose better than dog poo bags hanging from the tree Clive 😆

They used to have a cat and it always tried using my garden as a toilet, so not sure what's worst, ready bagged or just left lying about!

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