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Mbombo Green Bean (25 seeds) (BN200) $4.50

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Mbombo Green Bean

         
 
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Five to six-inch pods yield kidney shaped, bright emerald green dry beans and are delicious in soups or eaten as a green bean. Drought and heat tolerant, the bean originated in Kenya where its name, Mbombo, is an African tribal association to the Creator God of the same name. The bean is thought to be a sign of prosperity and bring good fertility to the soil, as well as to the people. Great for a trellis or small fence. Pole to semi-pole bean brought to us by Stephen Smith from his colorful bean collection.

 
Mbombo Green Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
KitKat67
Location:
Warwick, NY, United States
Date:
November 15, 2018
          5.0
 
Nice
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Pretty, productive

What are the cons? none

Review:

These did well against the stink bugs. The pods are smaller than expected, but they were still productive! They are light-sensitive and produced only before and after the full summer season, but not during.

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:
Horsea
Location:
Winnipeg, Prairies, Canada
Date:
October 18, 2018
          5.0
 
Amazing
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easiest pole dried bean ever.

What are the cons? None.

Review:

I seeded half a dozen of these Mbombos purely because of their unusual-for-a-bean green colour. They are the healthiest bean plant I've ever grown - and I've tried quite a few. They don't get all that tall, 5 ft. at most. They seemed to love the drought and hot weather we had in 2018. The plants were reasonably prolific and quite early compared to other pole beans I've grown. None of the pods had shrivelled or sick looking seeds inside. And all this on soil that's wearing down and with a couple of the plants in a really bad spot. Out of these few plants, I got a nice crop of a little more than a cupful. I haven't eaten these yet, am saving them for Christmas dinner. I want to put in a good word for Baker Creek's service: the package I ordered - a lot of the seeds were split or crushed and looked like they had been through helll. On notifying Baker Creek, they sent along a new package of good seed and didn't waste any time doing it, either. Thanks, follks.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Robin Farmwoman
Location:
ALBUQUERQUE, NM, United States
Date:
September 15, 2018
          5.0
 
Lovely productive and pretty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? large uniform jade green beans

What are the cons? nothing at all

Review:

First year with these and I am very happy. Vines took off, 100% germination it seemed. Mine are vigorous vines. The first pods have been harvesting slowly for the past 3 weeks, and there are MANY yet to come. Pods contain 3-4 very large kidney shaped beans in a lovely jade green color. Can't comment on drought tolerance, because here in NM everything needs shade and water added and I never water stress my beans. They did very well with heat, given some shade and water they kept flowering right through 100 F heat. Grown with my other beans which are NM Native varieties, I am finding that these African beans fit right in, no fuss, no pests, no diseases. And a new color in the bean jar.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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2 out of 2 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
John
Location:
Agate, CO, United States
Date:
August 15, 2018
          4.0
 
mbombo beans
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5
 

What are the pros? easy to grow

What are the cons? unknown

Review:

These have grown well on the trellis here in dry Colorado. They have lots of pods and are just now starting to have some dry pods. I think these will be a nice addition to our dried beans this winter.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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