What are the pros? Beautiful, vigorous, prolific
What are the cons? Mediocre fresh eating
Grew these summer 2017 in the Finger Lakes region in NY. Planted two 3-pole teepees with 3 beans at each pole. Germination was excellent. Growth was slow in the beginning but then the vines were enormous and lush for weeks before I saw any sign of blossom. Was worried my soil chemistry was off, but then they exploded into blossom. After a few pounds of fresh beans (steamed, roasted, stir fried) I gave up on them because the flavor was so bland. Decided to let the beans mature on the vine and and see what they tasted like dry. Holy smokes. They were fantastic!! Maybe the best dried bean I've ever eaten. Slightly larger than a pinto, they cook into a deep, reddish brown. Very meaty, rich flavor. I'm planting double the amount next year just to reap the dry beans. Highly recommended!
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