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Good Mother Stallard Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN148) $2.75

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Good Mother Stallard Bean

         
 
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Pole, 85-90 days. Gorgeous, plump maroon-and-white beans are great in soups, where their creamy texture and hearty, nutty flavor really shine. Generations of gardeners have grown this pole variety that yields 5-6 beans per pod—outstandingly productive! Originally introduced by our friend Glenn Drowns. Superior in baked beans, and also makes a fine shell bean.

 
Good Mother Stallard Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Don
Location:
West Hartford, CT, United States
Date:
December 28, 2015
          5.0
 
Very Productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Productive, attractive colors

What are the cons? none

Review:

Of the three beans I planted in the university demonstration garden's "Three Sisters" plot, Mother Stallard far outperformed the competition (Cherokee Trail of Tears and an heirloom "Dragon's Tongue" pole bean not sold here), Mother Stallard was by far the most productive over the growing season, producing beans even after I stopped the drip irrigation system in August when the flint corn had matured.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
M.B.
Location:
Portland, OR, United States
Date:
October 13, 2015
          5.0
 
So pretty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Color, Prolific

What are the cons? Huge vines!

Review:

We had a very dry hot mid-summer (for the Pacific Northwest, that is - many days in the mid-90s). I planted these in early summer and was worried - they grew and grew, but no pods! The pods didn't appear until August. Then, I planted more in early August, and those developed pods much sooner. It's now mid-October, and I've been harvesting them for the past month, waiting for the pods to become dry and papery on the vine as I want to use them as soup beans this winter. The beans are beautiful: it's a delight to open each pod and discover the colors inside. I will grow these again next year, but ensure that I allow more space for the vines. They did try to take over one corner of the garden and smothered a nearby tomato plant! They grow tall, so next time I will either grow them on the back fence of my garden, or on a tall teepee support.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
db
Location:
Duluth, MN, United States
Date:
October 5, 2015
          5.0
 
Great Bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? Nothing

Review:

I tried these beans for the first time this year. I seeded direct, late - 2 weeks past our last good planting date. We were starting a new garden while building a house, were behind on everything, and had to get something growing! GMS was outstanding despite the late start and barely-amended soil. They sailed through heat, drought (I did water a few times, and eventually mulched with straw) and the first mild frost. Deer ate a lot of leaves once but a loose, high "skirt" of metal hex netting around the teepees stopped them. We had an extended summer, which enabled the plants to pod up well. Very few dried completely on the vine, but all were suitable for green or shelling beans. High points: gorgeous (big!) vines, great yield. As green beans, no strings, and fine eating even when plump. As shelling beans, wonderful taste and texture. The vines & leaves are soft to the touch - other bean plants have irritated my skin. Overall, a splendid, versatile bean! I will grow it forever!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT, United States
Date:
September 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Another great year
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Excellent yield

What are the cons? 90 days but worth it

Review:

Another truly excellent year for Good Mother Stallard. I have already posted a review a year or two ago (scroll down for the entry from Colchester, CT) but if you don't feel like reading a novel here is the gist to ensure success: 1 Give it room, it will get very tall and climb high, taller than a person. 2. Give it time, it takes 90 days for the pod to form and mature. 3. Give it your patience, wait for the pods to turn yellow and papery if you want them as a dry bean. Thanks Baker Creek!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
E
Location:
Salt lake city, UT, United States
Date:
September 13, 2015
          4.0
 
cute beans
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? grew! unlike my others...

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted this and the rattlesnake pole bean this year in hopes of them growing up a gazebo and providing some beans as well as shade. Sadly, neither did well in the large pots I planted them in - The Good Mother bean, however, did comparatively better, despite a bacterial infection passed to them from the rattlesnake bean plants. A lone plant in a different location (directly sown and trellised) and was the only survivor from several seedlings that were eaten by some other unidentified pest - this single sprout has grown into an impressively large and healthy plant. Pod production is moderate thus far but the beans are so pretty! I am disappointed my other location was such a flop but will plant many more of these pretty beans next year in a better location.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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