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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: 7
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jen
Location:
Coeur dAlene, ID, United States
Date:
January 4, 2016
          5.0
 
Loved Them
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, easy to grow

What are the cons? nothing

Review:

These beans grow fast once they are on the bush! Some got away from me for regular bean eating, so we dried them for beans for soup for this winter. I plan to plant them again as we really enjoyed them.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
RBroida
Location:
Cleveland, OH, United States
Date:
October 26, 2015
          5.0
 
Happy Producer
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, Delicious, gratifying

What are the cons? none

Review:

I have these growing under LED lights. Out of ten seeds started, ten sprouted, with only one having any kind of an issue. ( The plant was rooting over its own stem and I decided to pull it ). In two months, these plants have grown to almost 3 feet. They are vining up a trellis and flowering beautifully. I expect to pull some beans to try fresh, but the rest are intended for use as beans I love the flavor of these as beans.. This plant is one of the easiest to grow. Plant it next to a trellis and let it be. Since I grow indoors, I have fans blowing on it to help pollinate, but they should do even better outdoors. I look forward to seeing what kind of a harvest I get from these. So far, so good. As of right now, I plan to plant again this spring.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Scuttlebutt
Location:
Windsor Locks, CT, United States
Date:
July 24, 2015
          4.0
 
Beautiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? not as prolific as other beans

Review:

This is my first year growing them. As young, tender fresh beans I find them only so-so. Not as tender as your fresh eating beans. I am excited to use them as a shell bean. That said, the plants grew great and even though I only planted a small quantity (and the rabbits made a meal out of my bean plants), I had enough to yield a couple of pounds of shelled beans. The shells are beautiful and beans themselves are stunning!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 11 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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15 out of 15 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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