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Salford Black Runner beans

by Diane - December 4th, 2014.
Filed under: Vegetables.

Salford Black runner beans get a mention on this story on the Manchester evening news site about Ordsall Hall being part of a seed saving project.

They’re acting as ‘seed guardians’, who extract and preserve seeds from vegetables grown at the side of the Tudor manor house.

She said: “These vegetables have not been seen apart from in gardens that are private but here at Ordsall Hall we are allowing people the chance to come and see them.

“The Yellow Pear tomato dates back to 1633. It came from south America in the 1600s. And the Salford Black runner bean and Duke of Albany Pea are from the 1800s.
“The Salford Black runner bean, from Salford, got its name because Salford was a polluted city.”