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Alabama Blackeyed Butter Bean (20 seeds) (LB107) $2.75

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Alabama Blackeyed Butter Bean

         
 
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A delicious Alabama heirloom butterbean. We received this seed from a customer whose family has passed the seeds down for many generations. This bean is quite vigorous and will need trellising. Does well in extreme heat and drought conditions. Technically a Lima Bean, this creamy white bean is traditionally grown in Alabama and referred to there as butterbean.

A customer reports these delicious beans grew in their Mississippi garden during a long, tough summer drought, and they were still picking beans the week of Thanksgiving.

Though technically a Lima Bean, this creamy white bean is traditionally grown in Alabama and referred to there as butterbean. Onions are sauteed first, and butterbeans are then sauteed for 5 minutes. Spices are added with enough broth or water to cover and brought to a boil. Beans are covered and simmered for 25 minutes or until done for a down home traditional meal served with cornbread.

 
Alabama Blackeyed Butter Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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7 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
tman
Location:
Toxey, AL
Date:
July 8, 2014
          5.0
 
alabamablackeye
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

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What are the cons? no

Review:

Been plant these blackeye bean for about 15 yrs with great easy have had bean at christmas here in ala

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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13 out of 14 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Melody
Date:
March 13, 2012
          5.0
 
Awesome bean in Mississippi
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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We planted these last summer in our south-central Mississippi garden, and we were still picking beans the week of Thanksgiving. It was a very tough summer with a long drought and they got off to a slow start, but once they got going these beans never stopped producing until a hard frost finally got them. I was very impressed and will plant them every year from now on. They do turn a rather unappetizing color when cooked, but they have an excellent flavor. Would recommend them to anyone in my climate.

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3 out of 5 people found the following review helpful:

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Roseann
Date:
January 24, 2012
          2.0
 
Not too good in Central Florida
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

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I tried growing these limas twice in our central Florida garden. Both times they were consistently attacked with insects and had rather poor yields. I would guess there was a total of 25 pods that matured.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
AL Bucs Fan
Date:
November 14, 2011
          5.0
 
WOW Lots of beans!
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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Planted these beans on a whim, treated them with benign neglect (ha ha) and have been surprised with masses of beans. We live in alabama, so a long hot humid summer with not enough rain, no frost yet, and from 12 plants I have picked over 5 lbs of dry beans (beans dried on the vine before picking) with no fertilizer or much attention. Be aware that fresh beans when cooked can turn a kind of disturbing grey color, but very tasty!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
highlandpt
Date:
November 12, 2011
          5.0
 
Needs longer season
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

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I live in zone 5, and we didn't have a long enough season to get mature limas this year. It was a fairly wet spring and it seems to take a long time for the vines to take off. Once they did, the grew to at least 15 feet on our trellis. I may try this again and start inside.

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