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Borlotto Bush or Tongues of Fire Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN141) $2.75
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Borlotto Bush or Tongues of Fire Bean

         
 
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Bush, 65-70 day. Also known as Horto. Reputedly originated in Tierra del Fuego in South America, but extremely popular in Italy, where cooks like the beans’ subtle characteristic of picking up other flavors from a dish. Bush-type plants yield pods of white with flame-like red streaks, making great snaps when very young; beans are light pink with darker red mottling, reminiscent of the Cranberry Bean. Makes an outstanding baked bean.

 
Borlotto Bush or Tongues of Fire Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colorado
Location:
Firestone, CO
Date:
August 20, 2014
          5.0
 
Yummy
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? They grow fast

What are the cons? None

Review:

Such a pretty plant. I ordered many different types of beans. This is one of my favorites. I pick our beans early and we eat them fresh in salads. I loved this one raw. Then one day I cooked them. Amazing, sooooo good. This was my first year planting and my soil was to heavy and my plants had a hard time rooting well. Despite this my bean plants and this one has done extremely well. We get enough for a daily meal for a family of five. Since my plants are not as big due my soil mistake I have about 10 plants and they are not ver big, but they produce well. A must try....

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Colorado 20 Aug 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
isecond
Location:
Bucks County, PA
Date:
July 9, 2014
          5.0
 
Allaround winner
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Vigorous, early, tasty, pretty

What are the cons? None

Review:

I planted these on Mothers Day and have been picking them now, July 9th, for almost 2 weeks. The plants and seeds are very vigorous - they were the first beans up from the soil and seemingly every one sprouted. The plants are a little over three feet, bright springy-green leaves, full, nice enough to be mixed in the flower border. I planted them with some supports so can't say if they would be fully self-supporting. Haven't been troubled by beetles. The beans are delicious and beautiful. So far, we've only eaten them fresh off the vine or blanched with olive oil or butter - if any of them make it from the garden into the house- at a size of about four 1/2 inches, though some were larger after a return from a week's vacation. They have been flavorful, meaty and stringless at any size so far. Haven't yet used them as recommended for baked beans. An unexpected plus: the red markings make them easy to find to pick. Will definitely grow again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By isecond 9 Jul 2014

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
dee dee
Location:
Sacramento, CA
Date:
May 31, 2014
          5.0
 
Delicious
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? early, color, flavor, size

What are the cons? none

Review:

This is a large, "meaty" bean that loses it's coloring when cooked, but who cares? It's so tasty! Plant more than you normally would since it doesn't seem to put out quite as many beans as the average bush plant. But it's worth it for sure!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By dee dee 31 May 2014

5 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Liz
Location:
Godfrey, IL
Date:
January 28, 2014
          5.0
 
Tongues of Fire
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Recommended

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have not grown these but plan on this year. A friend from Springfield MO raves about these. They plan on growing them again this year. We were able to try some when we visited and really enjoyed them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Liz 28 Jan 2014

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