Couldn’t resist posting this beautiful bean, as seen on Twitter.
Received some Polish Patriotic / Independence / Eagle Beans. Supposed to carry national symbol on each bean. pic.twitter.com/SYBbuDZGel
— Alex Taylor (@airpotgardener) February 8, 2017
No sign of it on Genesys or Eurisco, but googling led to all the information one might wish for pretty easily.
In 2007, the Independence Beans had been registered by the Institute of Vegetable Genetic Research, in Skierniewice. Such research is organized to protect an existing species of cultivating plants. The Institute began cooperation with Mr. Szewczyk, to protect the genetic material of the beans, and the biggest success was in 2010, when the Independence Beans were registered in the special list of traditional and local products of the Lesser Poland regions. The research is coordinated by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Poland.