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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: 8
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT
Date:
September 11, 2014
          5.0
 
Final review
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? A vine that keeps on giving!

What are the cons? 90 days to maturity

Review:

Just wanted to post one final review for the end of the season: it is almost the second week of September and I am still harvesting many mature yellow Good Mother Stallard pods, with many more immature green ones waiting their turn. I do not know when this vine will stop producing but it doesn't look like it will stop any time soon! Some final tips: Do not get discouraged if you don't see any pod development in mid to late summer, this is a 90 day variety and will not start pod formation until the weather cools off. Do not underestimate how tall or wide Good Mother Stallard will grow, it will soon wrap around anything that happens to be nearby and grow to 10 feet. Finally, use the photo above for reference of when to pick. If the pods are still a little green, tough to open and the beans are have a green tinge they need more time should they be wanted for drying or fresh eating. Best of luck to you!

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By Colchester CT 11 Sep 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Katie
Location:
Ypsilanti, MI
Date:
August 30, 2014
          5.0
 
Beautiful and prolific
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Prolific, beautiful

What are the cons? Long wait, but worth it

Review:

I am just now starting to harvest the pods as they dry on the vines. It was a long wait, but worth it. The beans are absolutely gorgeous! These guys definitely need a lot of support. I built 6-foot trellises out of electrical conduit supported by rebar driven into the ground. The vines grew right over the top of the trellises and are so heavy they are pulling them over. My neighbor thought they were grape vines. Lovely, though, and I will grow again!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Katie 30 Aug 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT
Date:
August 7, 2014
          5.0
 
Part 2
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Best dry bean

What are the cons? long time to mature but its ok

Review:

Last weekend at long last the first Good Mother Stallard pods were mature enough to be picked, about three months from the time of transplanting. With Good Mother Stallard one must wait for the vines to undergo their natural cycle and only when the pods become yellow and feel like paper are the beans ready to be dried. Is this a variety that can give two plantings in one season? No, and that is not the point. Patience and time is what reflects this variety, which will reward you with excellent yields overall. To continue from the first review posted, Good Mother Stallard will quickly outgrow a standard bamboo pyramid, next year I will use 8 foot 1x1" posts and treat it as a semi-runner, although I fear even this will not contain the vigorous, lengthy central vines and side runners. Pods are short and compact with between 5-6 beans per pod. The beans are round, almost globe shaped and very dense with great patterns. I can't wait until they are finished drying to try them in chili.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Colchester CT 7 Aug 2014

2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Colchester CT
Location:
Colchester, CT
Date:
July 17, 2014
          5.0
 
Excellent
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very hardy, forgiving

What are the cons? none at this time

Review:

Purchased at Comstock Ferre. A very good start for Good Mother Stallard, I will have this variety every year. The vines for Good Mother Stallard are extremely vigorous, with thick healthy foliage that behave more like a semi-runner. Listed as a pole bean, I opted for a simple 6-foot pyramid trellis made of bamboo. Not even close to the requirements for this great heirloom! By mid July the central vines have reached ten feet in length twisting around in a tornado with nowhere else to go. While other varieties such as Snow Cap and Calypso already have well-developed pods, Good Mother Stallard is only now beginning to form tiny pods. Those familiar with this variety know that is what makes Good Mother Stallard special, it is an excellent dry bean that is worth waiting until the end of the season for. Will post another review when they are ready to be harvested.

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By Colchester CT 17 Jul 2014

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Miria S
Location:
Austin, TX
Date:
July 3, 2014
          5.0
 
Beats the heat
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, good with heat

What are the cons? Hard to peel

Review:

This bean is fantastic in any soil condition, hot, dry, humid, or rocky. Produces beautiful and tasty beans.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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By Miria S 3 Jul 2014

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