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Why are borlotti beans bred to have a thick skin?

 

Q. Why are borlotti beans bred to have a thicker skin?

 

A. Breeding for a thicker skin (or seed coat) was likely to improve the stability of beans in the can (e.g. reduction of bean splitting during canning), which has been a breeding objective among many types of beans in the past, not just the Barlotti (or Cranberry) Bean.

 
 
 
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