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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: 16
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5

87.5% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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Nickname:
Amber
Location:
Madison, WI, United States
Date:
September 17, 2019
          3.0
 
Not very impressed
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? pretty

What are the cons? poor germination, low yield

Review:

I tried out seven new bean varieties this season (both bush and vine types) and this was the least impressive of them all. I had to plant them twice because while the other 6 varieties sprouted right away, these were sensitive and only one sprouted! The second planting wasn't much better - I think they like it drier and warmer than the most other beans. They did vine for me up the cattle panel trellis just fine but the yield was so much lower than any of the other beans I grew. I have one tiny bowl of beans, while other varieties are filling large trays and they are still coming in.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sarah
Location:
Dayton, OH, United States
Date:
August 16, 2019
          3.0
 
Beautiful but lackluster
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? Beautiful

What are the cons? Weak growth

Review:

I've grown these for two years and have had poor germination and lackluster growth both years. They aren't bush beans but don't climb a trellis either. I think I'll try a different variety next year which is a shame because they are beautiful beans when dried.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
WRFarm
Location:
Troy, ME, United States
Date:
June 29, 2019
          5.0
 
Awesome bean to add color
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Great pricing! Easy to grow.

What are the cons? None

Review:

Love these Jade beans and plan to grow them yearly!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

16 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
loamlump
Location:
Peterborough, Ontario Zone 5, Canada
Date:
January 4, 2019
          3.0
 
Fort Portal vs. Jade
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Color & Flavor

What are the cons? Fort Portal is no Pole Bean

Review:

I grew Jade, the original from Richter's Herbs in 2016, and Fort Portal Jade in 2017, then both, well identified, in 2018. The original Jade is a pole bean, Fort Portal is, at best, a bush type that throws the occasional runner. Flavor and appearance are identical, but somewhere between Ontario Canada and Fort Portal, Uganda, the variety has been downscaled. If others need the pole, go to Richter's Herbs.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Jelly Lady
Location:
Sauk Centre, MN, United States
Date:
November 30, 2018
          5.0
 
Fort Portal Jade beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? 4 ft. on trellis; early

What are the cons? Loses color when cooked

Review:

Great germination; very early maturing (mid August in central MN). Harvested 3 1/2 pounds dry beans. Color faded to tannish when cooked but they taste wonderful in veggie soup. Should work well for hummus as they are quite soft.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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