Uncle Clarence Holliday

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John Withee acquired this variety from Paul Swearingen in the late 1970s. It is named after Paul’s son-in-law’s uncle, Clarence Holliday (1886-1980). Paul and Clarence were both avid gardeners and became close because of their shared interest. In the mid-1970s, Clarence passed on a sample of his home grown and saved wax bean to Paul. It is believed that Clarence Holliday grew this variety for at least fifty years in Missouri on his farm outside of Jasper.