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1500 Year Old Cave Bean (20 seeds) (BN177) $3.50

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1500 Year Old Cave Bean

         
 
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The amazing native bean believed to have been found in a clay pot sealed with pitch in a cave in New Mexico. When carbon dated, the tests showed it to be 1500 years old! Long vines climb to 10’ and produce tasty pods. Beans are large and kidney-shaped, white with maroon mottling. A very rare collector’s bean.
 
1500 Year Old Cave Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 15
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5

93.3% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Deb
Location:
Davison, MI, United States
Date:
October 12, 2019
          5.0
 
huge harvest
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? These beans are so prolific

What are the cons? Slow to start

Review:

The vines didn’t do much all summer, but in August they started to take off. Today, October 12, I picked about 18 inches of the row. I shelled over six cups of dry beans! We are having frijoles tomorrow! The best part is that I have about 12 feet left to pick- all from one packet of seeds!

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:
Mark VR
Location:
Las Cruces, NM, United States
Date:
October 10, 2019
          5.0
 
Beautiful beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Fast growing and prolific.

What are the cons? No dislikes.

Review:

I planted 3 or 4 packets of these beans in early July. Nearly all germinated and grew very fast. I live in the desert and planted these beans in very sandy soil and watered them on a timer daily. I did not fertilize or supplement the soil. I averaged 4 beans per pod. I had no issues with any pests and I did not spray any pesticides in the garden. The beans are beautiful. I am saving all the beans I harvest to plant in next years garden. Hopefully I will taste them this time next year. I was very happy with them and surprised that they did so well in barren soil. Thank you and God Bless...

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
1000 North
Location:
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Date:
October 4, 2019
          5.0
 
Great Growing Bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Heartiness

What are the cons? none

Review:

Due to a cold, very wet spring I planted these a little later than I intended. Used no dig, Ruth Stout method after they came up from direct sowing. They hit their stride in the August/September heat and have made gorgeous big green pods. I am growing to dry & save the beans for soups or with corn bread..... so I can't comment yet on the taste, but I can comment on how they grow. And they have grown nicely this year. Thanks Baker Creek!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AaronsHomestead
Location:
Corry, PA, United States
Date:
September 30, 2019
          5.0
 
Beautiful Bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Growing all over the place

What are the cons? no dislikes at all !!

Review:

Every year I like to plant something unique, this year it was this bean. I planted them in a raised bed with Hubbard squash and cucumbers/pickles . The squash seemed to over-take the beans, but come late August the beans took over the whole bed, they are growing all over the place with long bean pods in abundance. My grandkids and I pulled off the dried pods and shelled them, they call them "cow beans" because of the color, they are beautiful. I was not able to harvest any of them while they were small, so I cannot attest to their taste yet. I will grow them again, they were EASY to grow, I really just planted them in a raised bed and watered them once in a while if it hadn't rained.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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3 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Tanya
Location:
Black Mountain, NC, United States
Date:
September 26, 2019
          5.0
 
Great bean and a great story
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? beautiful, doesnt mind neglect

What are the cons? late

Review:

These did take a while to grow and I do think I put them in pretty late since I have to start a garden from raw land this year and it all took a while. They did not grow fast at first. I planted some buckwheat in front of them and that soon seemed to take over the beans. I kind of let it do its thing. I barely weeded, barely watered, just let them climb up and over a 4 foot fence and now in very late September am harvesting gallon after gallon of dried and nearly dried pods. The beans are beautiful and big but I have not cooked them up yet. Unless we dont'tlike the taste I am planting at least double next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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