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Henderson's Black Valentine
  • Henderson's Black Valentine Bean
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Henderson's Black Valentine Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN103) $2.00

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Henderson's Black Valentine Bean

         
 
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Bush, 55 days. Introduced in 1897 by Peter Henderson & Co., this excellent fresh snap bean has tasty pods. Also makes a fine dry soup bean. Great yields! Any seed that has “Henderson’s” name on it just has to be good—that’s why we offer so many of his fine varieties throughout our catalog. A perfect all-purpose bean!
 
Henderson's Black Valentine Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 13
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

92.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sunni
Location:
Birnamwood, WI, United States
Date:
January 30, 2017
          5.0
 
4 Years Planting and Counting
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Tasty, Easy to Sprout

What are the cons? It's Been a Pretty Great Bean

Review:

We have planted this bean since 2014, and have saved dry beans for cooking/planting ever since. It is really tasty. We use it in many things: homemade refried beans, chili, burrito beans, other soups, and black bean patties, etc. For nutritional purposes, we try to sprout all our beans, and the Black Valentines sprout so easily, and stay creamy when cooked properly. As far as growing, we have a short season in Central Wisconsin, and these beans still give us plenty of green beans and dried beans..just stay on top of picking them, or they get stringy/woody pretty fast. After all, they are a dual purpose bean, and you can't have perfection everywhere. ;) Last year, we had a horribly wet, soggy season, and the beans(and just about every other plant) hated it. We still had enough to keep, but definitely not nearly as many as a good season brings. Long story short-if you have a large family who EATS like ours, these are a great dual-purpose bean..plus, Black Valentine?! Awesome name. :)

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ruddiger
Location:
Seattle, WA, United States
Date:
September 4, 2016
          5.0
 
These Beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? Wish there were more

Review:

This is my second year growing these. They are good used in cooking or letting them dry on the plant and harvesting to store. The first year we used them as greenbeans and they were very good. This year I let them dry on the plant and they have a great taste, I just wish I planted more. They are super easy to grow, really all you need to do is keep pests away, water them and BAM!! You have yourself some black beans.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

2 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Dusk Shadow
Location:
San Franciso, CA, United States
Date:
August 18, 2016
          5.0
 
Yup these are beans all right
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? NOt much

Review:

Like most bean pod plants, with about 2 gallons of soil, these can get fairly big. And as they are bean plants, thus easy to grow, they provided much seed for the following year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
JSC_SLP
Location:
Spring, TX, United States
Date:
August 8, 2016
          2.0
 
Prolific but awful taste
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Plenty of beans and self seeds

What are the cons? Woody, tasteless, even stewed

Review:

The beans grow so prolific they've actually become problematic. Choking out my zinnias and watermelons. Climbing everything and volunteering everywhere. I have grown them two years now after thinking the first year's poor taste had to do with poor soil quality. New soil this year, same woody texture and tasteless beans. I may have gotten a bad batch of seeds, but we've tried cooking these all sorts of ways with generally poor results. Even after crock pot, or stovetop stewing, simmering for hours, they are still woody and awful to bite into. I may opt to buy another packet to make sure I'm not crazy, but each bean that has been produced has been nearly inedible. It could be that these got bred differently as they are most definitely a pole bean climbing more than 12-15' on trellises. I don't like writing poor reviews but these were horrific. Plenty of them, though! LOL!!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

12 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AbbyD
Location:
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Date:
January 31, 2016
          5.0
 
Great Beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy, productive, fun

What are the cons? none

Review:

These are great beans. We have grown them for 2 years now and each year they have successfully sprouted from seed in the raised beds and grew pretty fast. We like to leave the pods on the plant until it dies back and then we harvest the dried pods for the dried beans (they cook up great!). We will plant them again this year. Very pleased!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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