By F.H. Jeter, Extension Editor, N.C. State College, Raleigh, as published in the Wilmington Star, October 21, 1946
Progress with the new Logan snapbean has been reported by Dudley Robbins, field man with horticultural crops in Mitchell, Yancey and Avery counties.
Mr. Robbins says that Conrad Weatherman of Ingalls, Avery County, planted a row of the new Logans through a field of Tendergreens, fertilizing, cultivating, and harvesting both kinds in the same manner. Mr. Weatherman checked his yield of both Logans and the adjoining row of Tendergreens and secured 267 pounds of Logans from the first picking, followed by 105 pounds at the second picking, for a total for the row of 372 pounds.
Compared with this, he gathered 111 pounds of Tendergreens at the first picking and 91 pounds at the second, for a total of only 202 pounds. The Logans outyielded the Tendergreens by 170 pounds on that one short row and Mr. Weatherman said the new been far excelled the Tendergreens in quality. The percentage of U.S. No. 1’s was higher, the beans were longer and straighter, and the bushes were taller and much more bushy. It appears, therefore, that this new Logan is going to be one of our best beans for future plantings, especially for the late crop grown in the mountain area.