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Colombian Marble Bean

         
 
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Colombia is another super diversity spot for the common bean. There are thousands of varieties of beans grown in Colombia and most of those by a single farmer/gardener! This large round marble shaped bean has actually reached commercial production because it is such a wonderful bean. Many of them reach the size of a marble. They are soaked overnight in Colombia and used in hundreds of dishes. Joe suggests using them just like you would a good size soup bean or kidney bean. They have a rich meaty flavor. May do better farther south , because they are from near the equator. A really nice sized pretty bean!

 
Colombian Marble Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 3
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0

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Nickname:
Fred
Location:
Roseburg, OR
Date:
December 8, 2014
          5.0
 
Growing Bola Roja beans in Ore
Easy to Grow 0.5
EarlyMaturity 0.5
 

What are the pros? Bean eating quality

What are the cons? They require a long summer

Review:

In 2014 I planted both the Bola Roja and the Cargamanto from grocery store seeds. Initially I thought they were sterile as there were no flowers after 90 days. The first flowers appeared after about 5 months and my 8' trellis was too small as the vines grew over 20' long. I have read that these beans should flower in 75-85 days and the vines can reach 30'. Please verify my information. How are they grown in Colombia? On a trellis or the ground? I started the seeds outdoors on May 1 in Roseburg, Or. Should I start them sooner? As far as the beans, they both are outstanding. Forget the name: Marble Bean. Call them correctly Bola Roja.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Turner
Location:
Dowling Park, FL
Date:
July 24, 2014
          5.0
 
Pole or bush
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Color, shape, reputation

What are the cons? Maturity time?

Review:

Is this a bush or a pole bean? Are they used for fresh shelling beans?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Paul Howard
Location:
HOT SPRINGS, AR
Date:
May 2, 2014
          5.0
 
The Bola Roja Bean
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very tasty and nutritious...

What are the cons? Slow in sprouting and growing

Review:

This legume is known in Colombia as the "bola roja" or "red ball" bean. My wife is Colombian and I have spent several months traveling and learning about the culture and cuisine. This bean is the most popular (along with one known as the "cargamanto" or "mantle wearing") bean in most of the country, only the black bean is more popular in the coastal regions. The bola roja appear on most plates of typical Colombian food. I brought some beans (from a supermarket package) home once and planted some. It took a long time for some to sprout and the season was over before I could harvest. Perhaps the ones I planted were old or not suitable (for some reason) in the first place for planting. I would love to try again with some good seeds. This legume is worth almost any effort!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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