What are the pros? Prolific, heavy producer
What are the cons? Not great past 3-4 inches
We planted these out and they were quick to come up. They started producing hundreds and hundres of bright red/orange flowers right away, but they were slow to set beans, maybe due to lack of pollinators. Once they showed up, they were there to stay! Many bees and hummingbirds everywhere, thousands of flowers. The vines are so vigorous, they broke our stakes! Make sure they are staked well.
The quality of the beans drops considerably after 3-4 inches, making them a bean you need to pick young if you want green beans. Large beans are very rough and have tough strings, making them inedible (at least for us). However, they make a fine shelling bean after that, pretty purple/black and are great in soups.
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