Garddwest’s TRIAL Plant Program evaluates new developments in the urban gardening and houseplant market. Locally grown, these hardy selections are available free of charge to Garddwest’s network of volunteer urban plant enthusiasts. Volunteers are encouraged to provide feedback and photos by email, by tagging Katie Job on Facebook or by using #garddwest / @garddwest on Instagram. Volunteer with us and help develop our urban plant programs!
Spring 2023 Trials – BEANS
Volunteers will plant and grow the beans provided, returning the requested selections at the end of the season. Volunteers may eat, save, or share any of the remaining seeds or produce.
- [Pole Bean] Annie Jackson – Colour Stabilization
- Typical colour is a dark burgundy, but we ask that volunteers select and return beans displaying brighter PINK tones.
- [Shelling Bean] Stanley Cranberry – Colour Stabilization
- Typical colour is cream with red streaks, but we ask that volunteers select and return beans displaying ANY ATYPICAL patterns.
- [Runner Bean] Scarlet Sunset – Colour Stabilization
- Original colour is a deep purple, but we ask that volunteers select and return beans displaying a range of sunset ORANGE, PINK and VIOLET tones.
- [Runner Bean] Scarlet Sunset – Size Differentiation
- Original Scarlet Runner Beans are quite large. We will be providing volunteers for the size trial TWO LARGE and TWO SMALL beans. We ask that volunteers select and return the LARGEST and SMALLEST beans grown from each plant.
PLANT EVALUATION REQUEST – please fill out form
You will be contacted by email to arrange for pickup or delivery