A unique bean with a fascinating history. Given to Mark Christensen by Graham Godsell, whose late wife’s father Harold Luxton was wounded in France during the 1st World War. In 1919 he returned there to work as a gardener for the Imperial and Commonwealth War Graves Commission. He worked under a Major Cook and between them, over many years, they ‘bred’ a bean to their liking. His daughter Sylvia Luxton came to New Zealand in 1953. Graham says that he and his late wife grew Major Cook’s Beans for many years. An excellent review of this variety is available on the internet: daughterofthesoil.com/majorcooks.html From karlene Herdman, rapahoe, 2018.