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Requesting new crops

Couldn't find French Beans of any kind and would like to request them to be added. Went to request page, found lots of comments but where it says 'request them here', there was no link. Am new to the site, so if I double on something, please forgive.

5 comments

Posted by maco on September 09, 2014 at 23:48

I think for now just put it in as "beans" with the variety in the notes. Right now, the squash family is the only thing where we've got a bunch of varieties mapped.

Posted by maco on September 10, 2014 at 16:13

Oh, I see your confusion! The comments on that page are the requests. It's not an automated system. The Crop Wranglers just watch for new comments and add things as they are requested in the comments.

Posted by maco on September 10, 2014 at 16:44 and edited at September 11, 2014 at 03:43

Ok, so I looked up what "French beans" means, and according to Wikipedia, "green bean", "string bean", "French bean", and "fine bean" are all Phaseolus vulgaris picked while unripe.

Phaseolus vulgaris is the species listed in our database as simply bean.

Posted by Trans_It on September 11, 2014 at 09:10

Thanks for the clarifications and the work you put into them, Maco. I will eventually get used to how this website works...

Posted by maco on September 11, 2014 at 14:43 and edited at September 11, 2014 at 14:43

There are some things where the same species means multiple very different plants, like cabbage v. kale v. cauliflower (and those are listed separately), but I think in this case it's just lots of regional names. We DO intend to add alternate names, hopefully pretty soon. For instance, coriander and cilantro are the same plant, and you can only look it up by one of those names right now.