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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: 14
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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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

15 out of 15 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

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

8 out of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Ford
Location:
Fordland, MO, United States
Date:
October 2, 2018
          5.0
 
Awesome bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? My first bean to maturity.

What are the cons? None

Review:

Very cool beautiful bean. This was the first in my garden to be ready at dry stage. It was prolific and just made me happy to harvest! Easy to grow. I would highly recommend.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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12 out of 12 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Catherine_NM
Location:
Los Alamos, NM, United States
Date:
September 7, 2018
          3.0
 
Test Growout
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? The color is correct, and I am

What are the cons? They are all bush

Review:

These were just a test grow, so I only planted 10 spots along my fence the first week of June (we generally plant warm season stuff about Memorial Day, so I was a week late-ish). I got 8 plants, and every one was bush, not pole. So far 1 has (had) dry pods on Sept 7, and 1 other has pods that will be dry in another week. I may find some more pods from the other side of the fence. :-) Good: The color is correct, and I am getting a harvest before the nights are too cool to ripen any more. Bad: They are all bush, and I like to harvest standing up. :-) Also, my plants didn't live up to the "extremely productive" claim on the pack. Verdict: Yes, I'll grow them again next summer, and give them a full row. I may have to select for the plants that mature their beans early, and if there are ANY pole plants I will select for those, too, but I like a challenge.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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