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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: 7
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Kadymae
Location:
Las Vegas, NV, United States
Date:
July 5, 2018
          4.0
 
Cant take the HEAT
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? great cooked

What are the cons? can't take 100f heat

Review:

These beans were growing like gangbusters in my "two sisters" garden until summer really kicked in and then they died off, despite the shelter of a shade cloth. That said, in the 2 months they did grow, they grew rapidly and set a lot of pods. Final hight of the vines was about 5 feet. From my 6 plants I managed to harvest about a 1/2 cup of beans. Though they turn a very bland beige color when cooked, they are awesome in soup! Subtle savory taste and a wonderful creamy texture. Yes, they will return to my garden in september and I hope to get a second harvest in before it gets too cold in november.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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5 out of 16 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Terry
Location:
Tomball, TX, United States
Date:
April 22, 2018
          4.0
 
But how do they taste
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Unknown

What are the cons? Unknown

Review:

I've not grown these yet myself, but I'm curious about them. All the comments appear to focus on their productivity and appearance though. I'm curious what kind of recipes they're good in and how they taste. Can anyone provide on those areas by chance? It'd be greatly appreciated. I currently do not have a great deal of space to grow on, so I have to be selective. I don't have the space for experimentation really. Thank you in advance!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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20 out of 23 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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10 out of 15 people found the following review helpful:

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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7 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
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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