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  • Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris
 
  • Blue bean
  • Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris
  • Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris

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Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris (10 seeds) (JSBN102) $6.00

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Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris

         
 
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Joe Simcox, The Botanical Explorer, introduces one of the most astounding finds in years - A dry bean that is the color of sapphires! This blue bean originally comes from selections that were made by a now unknown “Nonna” (Grandmother) in the Northern Italian Town of Bernardo. Apparently she had a passion for blue. Without any further information on this mysterious Grandmother, Joe decided to name the bean after his own Grandmother Agnes. Her maiden name was Corneli and it is believed that her family may have had roots in Northern Italy. This bean is an extremely productive and vigorous pole bean. A minor percentage of beans will be less vivid colors of blue or even tan, however diligent selection will purify this most amazing landrace! These beans were lovingly grown in Michigan by Joe’s younger sister Susan, who spent hundreds of hours tending them in 2016.... Beautiful and Amazing!
 
Nonna (Grandmother) Agnes’s Blue Bean, Phaseolus vulgaris
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 4
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Shea Rodriguez
Location:
Sutherlin, OR, United States
Date:
September 30, 2017
          5.0
 
Another Rare Seeds Wonder
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything so far.

What are the cons? Nothing so far.

Review:

Ordered these later in the year and got them into the ground by the end of July, and they are producing heavy yields of beans. NW fall weather has already set in. I pulled a couple of ripe pods and let them dry. Beans are mostly beautiful cobalt blue, likely the lighter-colored ones could have stayed on the vine longer. Won't be doing taste test this year as I'm looking for seeds, but next year I plan to plant about 20 feet of them along a fence and will definitely leave feedback as to taste, which I'm hoping will be as grand as they look.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Nick
Location:
Holland, MI, United States
Date:
September 26, 2017
          5.0
 
Great bean
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? No pest problems, good yields

What are the cons? none

Review:

These beans were very strong growers with good yields. I had no pest or disease problems with them, and they matured quickly enough from a late planting. From the original 10 seeds, I have harvested almost a quart of shelled beans. The color is a deep blue on most beans, with some lighter beans mixed in.

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:
Erin McKinney
Location:
Tulsk, Roscommon, Ireland
Date:
September 3, 2017
          5.0
 
Beautiful bean Strong Plants
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful color, great seeds

What are the cons? None

Review:

I purchased these on a whim because of how beautiful and rare they are. I started 5 of the seeds late in July against my better judgement (because I simply couldn't wait) to see if I could grow them in my polytunnel as a late crop this year to harvest the seeds for next year (keeping my other 5 seeds for next Spring in case it didn't work out). All 5 germinated and within 7 weeks had climbed over 11 feet. I am just now seeing the flowers come on... but am extremely excited to harvest these. Thank you for introducing these to the catalog and for cultivating these so we can enjoy them as well!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

4 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Becky
Location:
Rogersville, TN, United States
Date:
July 7, 2017
          5.0
 
So Beautiful
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.5
 

What are the pros? Gorgeous Bean!

What are the cons? price

Review:

I just received these as a last minute idea for the garden. I was concerned over the price, figuring it equals .60 per bean. I found 12 in the envelope, and I cannot wait to grow them! They are truly beautiful and a great talking piece this fall at the farmer's market should it bear well.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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