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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: 10
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 3.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 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

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Archaesophilia
Location:
Bismarck, ND, United States
Date:
August 30, 2018
          5.0
 
Not Climbers in the North
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? Stayed Small

Review:

I got nearly 100% germination with these, which was nice. They came up good and strong but never got taller than about a foot. I kept waiting to see if I would need to put a trellis up or anything, and I think if I had they would have climbed a bit, but they did just fine as small, bushy beans. Flowered, fruited, and died back at about the same time as my Nodak Pinto Beans, so I'd call these quick! Next year I'll try them on a trellis and see what difference it makes.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
John
Location:
Agate, CO, United States
Date:
August 15, 2018
          4.0
 
Fort Portal Jade Beans
Easy to Grow 3.5
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? East to grow

What are the cons? unknown

Review:

These have grown these on a trellis and they have grown well and have LOTS of pods. They are starting to dry and looking forward to these pretty beans in our dried bean collection.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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4 out of 4 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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6 out of 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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