What are the pros? Excellent dried bean!
What are the cons? Bushes need lots of support
I have grown a small patch (~25 plants) of these beans for the last two years. Excellent germination rate with direct sowing in late May/early June. Second planting in Late June due to chipmunk problems. Between the two plantings, I picked beans starting in late August through late September. The plants did require quite a bit of work to support. They flop over even without any beans and particularly after a moderately heavy rain. Once on the ground, the leaves and beans were prone to mold. Even after losing about 1/3 of beans due to mold, I got about 2/3 lbs dried beans from 25 plants.
Amazing as a dried bean.They have a delicate and creamy texture and excellent flavor. They are a bit too tough for use as a snap bean but can be used as such as long as they are picked early.
I love the flavor and want to plant again, but propping up such a low plant was difficult so I might switch to another variety.
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