What are the pros? Easy to use, tasty
What are the cons? None-NEEDS poles not fences
I bought these seeds more than 4-6 years ago, and they got set aside multiple times, then abused. I just moved & decided it was a good year to use up old seed, especially the seed that had gone fridge-freezer-fridge & spent weeks at a time room temp & then multiple multi-day trips in trailers that got to 120 F.
I didn't have high expectations, and was surprised enough a few days later to see them sprouting. So I double seeded them when I sowed, & didn't bother pre-soaking.
I shouldn't have double seeded. They were FINE.
I'd bet on 85-90% germination even after all that time and abuse.
Even the ones with sunflowers are only slightly behind. They seem disease, humidity & bug resistant, and have really gorgeous deep purple flowers among the dense foliage.
I don't know that we made 65 days, but they're early, prolific, enormous (8-12' vines), and they are FANTASTIC as young green beans.
The hardest part is letting half dry to seed to plant again and use for dry beans.
Would you recommend this product to a friend?