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 Jacob's Cattle Bush Bean
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  •  Jacob's Cattle Bush Bean
  •  Jacob's Cattle Bush Bean
  •  Jacob's Cattle Bush Bean

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Jacob's Cattle Bush Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN115) $2.50

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Jacob's Cattle Bush Bean

         
 
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Bush, 90 days. An old-time bean from the New England states, the white and maroon-mottled beans have long been a staple for baking and soups. This early, bush variety is also good as a snap bean.
 
Jacob's Cattle Bush Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
j
Location:
Ashland, MA, United States
Date:
April 12, 2016
          4.0
 
Great flavor needed support
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Excellent dried bean!

What are the cons? Bushes need lots of support

Review:

I have grown a small patch (~25 plants) of these beans for the last two years. Excellent germination rate with direct sowing in late May/early June. Second planting in Late June due to chipmunk problems. Between the two plantings, I picked beans starting in late August through late September. The plants did require quite a bit of work to support. They flop over even without any beans and particularly after a moderately heavy rain. Once on the ground, the leaves and beans were prone to mold. Even after losing about 1/3 of beans due to mold, I got about 2/3 lbs dried beans from 25 plants. Amazing as a dried bean.They have a delicate and creamy texture and excellent flavor. They are a bit too tough for use as a snap bean but can be used as such as long as they are picked early. I love the flavor and want to plant again, but propping up such a low plant was difficult so I might switch to another variety.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Linda
Location:
Castlewood, VA, United States
Date:
January 11, 2016
          5.0
 
Jacobs cattle beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Great taste and very productiv

What are the cons? None

Review:

Tried one pack of these last year, great producer and has a great taste. Saved plenty of seeds to try again but I will definitely stake the bushes because they were loaded down with beans and fell over which caused me to lose some to mold. Will be planting them again

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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15 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
MelED
Location:
Grand Rapids, MI
Date:
August 28, 2014
          4.0
 
Great Producer 1 Quirk
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Heavy Production; Easy Early

What are the cons? Drooping plants lead to mold

Review:

These are a pretty bush habitat dried bean. I planted in ear;y June after a hard winter and had a crop by the end of August. The problem is (was) that the bushes flopped over when the beans were ripening. Often, the oldest pods got moldy around the time that the younger pods were barely turning yellow. (A sudden streak of near 100% humditity with rain every day created a heaven for molds) As a stop-gap measure, I pulled the entire plant as soon as most of the beans looked yellow and hung them to dry in a warm, dry shed. If you live in a damp area, I'd recommend trying to find a way to support the plants to lengthen the amount of time the beans have to dry on the bush - because the bush-dried beans are beautiful

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 28 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Liberty Farm
Date:
February 18, 2012
          5.0
 
POSITIVE
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Review:

Only grew one packet of seeds last year, just to try them out. Cooked up a kettle of them, to "test" them.... OMG I WILL BE GROWING SO MUCH MORE OF THESE!!! Seriously, I LOVE LOVE LOVE these beans!!! I got 100% germination, and each plant flopped over, it was so heavily laden with pods! These and my Scarlet Runners are the only dried beans for me!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 13 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Snowfarmer
Date:
December 11, 2009
          3.0
 
Ok production, Ok flavor
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

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What are the cons?

Review:

We had a very wet year, but pretty good production. This bean, in our opinion had decent flavor, but did not stand out. We will be replacing it next year to try antoher.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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