I was checking out my pole bean vines growing in the kitchen today, counting up the pods. There's 5 skinny ones as long as my little finger, a few flowers.... and then I saw this itty bitty pod lying on the floor. It is 1/2 inch long (1.27 cm). Not sure why it fell off the vine, perhaps it was 'rejected'. But on the bright side, it offered me great photo ops.
After a couple hours off the vine it was starting to get limp and bruise easily, might as well slice it open with the exacto knife and get a look at the inside.....
seven tiny beans the size of sand grains!
ohhhhh, sweet :-)