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Mountaineer Half Runner Bean (40-60 seeds) (BN152) $2.50

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Mountaineer Half Runner Bean

         
 
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Half-runner, 55 days. (Also called Old Dutch Half Runner) Tender snap bean is a longtime Southern favorite! Plants are amazingly productive, although they reach only 24-36 inches, and may be grown without trellising. For snaps the pods should be picked at about 4 inches in length, at which size they usually contain very few strings; excellent for canning and freezing! Flavor is rich and very “beany.” Or use the plump, snow-white beans shelled or dried. This variety originated in Germany and was carried into the Dutch Fork region of South Carolina by early settlers.
 
Mountaineer Half Runner Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Goat Farm Woman
Location:
Acworth, GA, United States
Date:
August 12, 2017
          2.0
 
Late season poor quality
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Produced in quantity

What are the cons? Beans changed to poor quality

Review:

The early beans were good and tender. As the season progressed, (even though we had a wet and relatively cool summer) the beans changed to become light grean, flat and tough. As they were the only beans to be grown in the area, the seeds must be at fault. The last few pickings were not tastey and were only fit for the animals. I don't plan to bey any more of the expensive Heirloom Seeds which have not been satisafactory. The beans are terribly "stringy" . It is impossible to get rid of all the sgrings.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

5 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SusanG
Location:
Blacksburg, VA, United States
Date:
July 24, 2016
          5.0
 
Amazing producers
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Hearty against bugs

What are the cons? None

Review:

We tried growing these in 2015 with no success — we think they cross-polinated with some runner beans, so we didn't get any green beans. We only planted the half-runners this year, and we have a bumper crop! They bushed out nicely before putting out runners, and now the beans are completely covering the large trellis we built for them. We've been picking an 8qt bowl's worth of beans every few days, and we're now letting the beans mature for soup beans because we're running out of freezer space! Love these beans!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Elizabeth Heironimus
Location:
Florissant, MO, United States
Date:
January 25, 2016
          5.0
 
Very Tall Lots of Nice Beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Grows fast & tall

What are the cons? none

Review:

I planted these in late July 2015, for the first time, and they surpassed my expectations. They grew 6-7 feet tall, outgrowing my tall tomato cages and the neighboring chain link fence, and produced lots of lovely pods that my toddler enjoyed straight from the vine.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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11 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Organic_planter
Location:
Newark, DE, United States
Date:
April 22, 2015
          5.0
 
Good old fashioned bean flavor
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Great flavor; few strings.

What are the cons? Bean pods a little short.

Review:

Closest I've found to old fashioned white half runner flavor without getting the white half runner strings. Good germination. The plants didn't need staking and they continued production for a long period. Had problems with Mexican bean beetles, but that's not really the bean's fault! Am a repeat buyer for this bean.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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