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Fort Portal Jade Bean
 
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Fort Portal Jade Bean (40 seeds) (BN186) $4.50

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Fort Portal Jade Bean

         
 
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Amazing jewel-toned green beauties! Dried beans are a glassy blue-green color--unlike anything we have seen before, so stunning! Plants are extremely productive— they flourished both in the greenhouse and outdoors in the garden. Color will not fully develop until the beans are completely dried. Introduced several years ago by our Canadian friends at Richters Seeds, and collected by Joseph Simcox in a market at Fort Portal, Uganda.
 
Fort Portal Jade Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 5
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
SnackDraggin
Location:
Phoenix, AZ, United States
Date:
November 30, 2017
          4.0
 
Small but beautiful
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 4.5
 

What are the pros? Absolutely stunning dried

What are the cons? Easily out-competed

Review:

Planted alongside Tuveglieda and Nonna's Blue beans and these were quickly overrun by the other two. Stayed fairly low to the ground bit sped up when I caged them. First to flower and mature. Let them completely dry on the plant and you will he rewarded with some of the prettiest beans you've ever seen. The pictures really don't do them justice. Next year I plan to plant them with plenty of space and cages right from the beginning and I expect a much better harvest. Certainly would classify these as semi pole beans

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Nickname:
NoodleMara
Location:
Chester, MD, United States
Date:
October 30, 2017
          4.0
 
Not pole beans but did okay
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Easy to harvest, decent yield

What are the cons? Not pole beans

Review:

I definitely had small plants. Most were around 18 inches tall, with one plant that climbed the trellis to about 3 feet. It produced a decent amount of pods and beans. I'm going to try again next year in a different spot that has more sun.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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Vitory Momma
Location:
Vallejo, CA, United States
Date:
October 24, 2017
          1.0
 
Not so great
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? Well, they all germinated.

What are the cons? Never grew over 6'.

Review:

Not sure what happened, I had near total germination, but only two produces maybe 5 pods, and they never grew over 6" tall, no bushing, or climbing at all. I am pretty sad about it, I grew them next to Nona blue, and another highly productive bean I grew last year, the blues did the best, but not great, but neither did my other beans. Maybe a bad year. I will try again next year, but I did not even produce as much as I planted, so a disappointing experience.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Birdbrained
Location:
Calais, ME, United States
Date:
October 17, 2017
          5.0
 
zone 4ish
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy peasy

What are the cons? These are pole beans?

Review:

Ummmm.... yeah about that pole bean thing.... mine only grew about 2 feet! Lots of beans and the pods dried down quickly. Beautiful beans! I'll grow again next year in a different part of the garden, maybe they will achieve pole status next time!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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17 out of 17 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
jswoodsmoke
Location:
southeast, OH, United States
Date:
September 5, 2017
          5.0
 
Productive recommended
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Good germination & productive

What are the cons? none

Review:

Im always interested when Baker Creek introduces a new bean. This one was a winner.Have been harvesting as they dry on the vine & shelling when pods are crackling.Sturdy plants,abundant,beans taste good. Aren't blue-green, more dark green-grey. Real climbers, need tall support, don't plant too close. We planted 1 pkg for an 8 foot row, germination was high enough that vines were crowded & needed to be spread out for air circulation. ( we use hog panels for pole beans) Growing conditions: Zone 5b-6, (southeast Ohio), amended clay soil, good drainage, above normal rains/heat/humidity.planted 2nd week of June, harvest for dry beans started 3rd week of August & continuing until 2nd week of September.. Average 4-5 per pod, showed good disease resistance in a Summer full of blights, powdery mildew, voracious bugs, you name it. Will grow more these next year.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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