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McCaslan 42 Pole Bean
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McCaslan 42 Pole Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN108) $2.00
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McCaslan 42 Pole Bean

         
 
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Pole, 62 days. This is a selection of the old McCaslan bean that was grown by the McCaslan family of Georgia before 1900. This strain was selected by the Corneli Seed Company of Saint Louis in 1962. The dark-green pods are stringless and full of flavor. The white seeds are also great for a dry bean. Extra productive and hardy.

 
McCaslan 42 Pole Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
newishgardener
Location:
Lafayette, IN, United States
Date:
July 2, 2015
          5.0
 
fantastic flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

We were looking for a good dried bean for soups. This is it. Last year was the first year I've grown beans for soup, so I made the mistake of not harvesting before a big rain and finishing the drying process inside. Many of the beans molded on the vine, but the few that did make it inside dried well. The vines were the first ones up and the first ones to flower and set fruit. They were also prolific. We only managed to dry a small percentage of the pods and ended up with half a pound of dried beans. I can only image how much we would have had if I had known what I was doing. So, we cooked the dried beans and they were buttery, smooth and rich. The flavor blew away any other bean I have tasted - I should note that beans are not one of my favorite foods. The spouse immediately said that we were growing these again. They are even holding up well to a beetle problem. These are worth a go.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
McCaslan
Location:
Augusta, GA, United States
Date:
April 30, 2015
          5.0
 
Please tell more of thehistory
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything

What are the cons? None

Review:

Forgive me I have not purchased anything but we do grow these beans. My my maternal grandfather is a McCaslan in Georgia. Is there any chance I could learn more of how the bean became well known?

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Izzy
Location:
Springfield, MO
Date:
August 15, 2014
          5.0
 
Best dry beans/very productive
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Very easy to grow

What are the cons? None

Review:

I've been growing these for 2 years and are the best dry beans I have tried. We harvested 8 lbs of dry beans today August 14th off of a 24ft row. No pests or any problems except that my 12ft poles could of been longer. These beans make excellent beans for baked beans and ham and beans. And best of all we just planted and watched them grow, over 12ft tall and would have done more because they bunch up at the top of the poles which become very top heavy.By the way four 5-gallon buckets of dry beans shell out to 8 lbs. Try these for great young green beans or for there great dry beans.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GA2VA
Location:
Alexandria, VA
Date:
August 13, 2014
          4.0
 
Great Prolific Pole Bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow, produces a ton

What are the cons? Will take over your garden

Review:

I bought these beans from Baker Creek three years ago. They are doing great this year in a mild Virginia summer. They need a lot of support as the vines get very long. Great bean flavor, and stringless if picked at about 4-5 inches. I'm also going to try them as a shelling bean because some just got away from me. Will definitely be growing again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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8 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Chert Hollow
Date:
December 28, 2012
          4.0
 
Good dry bean yields in a dry year
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros?

What are the cons?

Review:

Trialed this variety along with 6 other pole bean varieties intended for dry use. McCaslan 42 had the heaviest set of beans among those trialed in the hot/dry year of 2012 (with limited irrigation) in central Missouri. Very tall plants made good use of tall cedar tripod trellis.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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