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Bolita Bean
 
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Bolita Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN133) $2.50

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Bolita Bean

         
 
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Half-runner. This bean was one of the original varieties brought by the Spanish as they settled New Mexico. It is still grown by a few Spanish farms to this day, due to its dry bean rich flavor and creamy texture. Better than the Pinto bean, this small, creamy-tan bean cooks fast and is the tastiest part of several centuries of NM history. Vines produce very early.
 
Bolita Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 9
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0

88.9% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Blawndie
Location:
Liberty, MO, United States
Date:
December 28, 2016
          5.0
 
No reason to worry
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? they survived!

What are the cons? they were quite late

Review:

I was so excited about this bean since my family lived in New Mexico for many years. I planted with the corn when the corn was in for a couple of weeks. My corn was inundated with corn earworm so I used olive oil on the silks which helped the corn, but seemed to move the worm to the beans. There was some damage to the beans, but they just kept going. I got pods very late in the season and was worried they wouldn't dry before the frost. Thankfully, we had a very late frost and I picked the pods anytime frost was even a remote possibility and left them to dry in a warm semi-sunny spot on my porch. I made my first pot of Charro beans right before Christmas. The beans were wonderful! Full of flavor! I plan to grow twice as many next year to dry out and have throughout the winter. So, just when you think this bean won't do anything, it will surprise you. Much more hearty than I gave it credit for.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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19 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tamara
Location:
newbury park, CA
Date:
December 3, 2013
          5.0
 
the best bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? taste so good

What are the cons? wish i had planted more

Review:

I love this bean !!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Oksana
Location:
Guilderland, NY
Date:
September 20, 2013
          3.0
 
late
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? nice vines

What are the cons? too late

Review:

I can't give a fair review about the taste because I don't have a single dry pod yet. And it's late September. I thought they were early beans. A little disappointed about it. I live in NY, z5b

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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21 out of 21 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GardenGal
Date:
December 8, 2012
          5.0
 
tasty
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

So far I have used my bolita beans to make chicken chili, bean soup and refried beans. All tasted great with these beans.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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45 out of 45 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GardenGal
Date:
October 27, 2012
          5.0
 
Fun project
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

I live in arid zone 4ish were we usually get a last frost the first week in June and a first frost any were from late September to mid October. This year we had until mid October. I planted the Bolita bean the second week in June to harvest as a dry storage bean. There were about 45 beans in the package and I planted them all in a single row, no trellis. They are not a bush variety, but I just let them climb all over each other and they spread out about 3 feet. I lost 5-6 plants to the critters and took out another 2 that were strangling my peppers. Even so I ended up with 10 1/2 pounds of dry beans. I have not cooked any yet, but will comment after I do.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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