What are the pros? early maturity
What are the cons? produces basically nothing
I live in Western Washington (the Eastside), and I thought Alaska is the best thing for us here - mild spring, short growing season, very similar to Alaska.
I have tried this variety for 5 years now - and I said: no more.
Every time - for 5 years now - the pods have grown very small, to hold 2-3 kernels. Their season is very short - like a week after they start fruiting. Half the bloom does not bear fruit at all. Those that do bear fruit - the pods hold 2-3 seeds in them. Very frustrating, taking up a lot of my garden spaces, and produce basically nothing.
I kept think I planted them at the wrong time, or the wrong place in the garden, etc. Experimented with them for 5 years. It was a disappointment every year.
For me here, the "Telephone Pole" has been a reliable performer. This is all I am planting from now on.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?