A high yielding, oval, stringless pod. Witsa has become the South African staple.
Witsa has become the runner bean that all others are compared to.
We put a call out to a few of our customers that we knew had seed and they graciously sent us seed. We collected seed from 5 different sources, checked for purity and did a grow-out over a 3 year period.
Livingseeds now has PLENTY of seed of this unique South African heirloom bean.
Witsa was developed in 1951 by the Agricultural Research Institute (pre ARC days) from a cross between the St Louis Perfection and Green Savage. Green Savage being the market leader in the previous 10 years. The breeding was entrusted to a number of people over quite a few years, so it's quite difficult to say who it was developed by. The breeding was started under Mr Olsen and finished with a Mr T Joubert. Witsa is a superb, high production bean that will produce very well especially in water stressed environments, a great benefit is that it is also blight resistant, especially in early plantings.
Standard packet contains approx 25 seeds
Petite packet contains approx 10 seeds
- Product Code: 212-LS965
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: R26.00