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Red Swan Bush Bean (40 seeds) (BN181) $3.50

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Red Swan Bush Bean

         
 
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Bush, 55 days. Here’s another beautiful selection from the late Robert Lobitz, the Minnesota bean man. This is the most uniquely-colored bean we have seen, nearly a true red shade on the thick, flavorful pods. Lovely pink flower, too! A wonderful variety that is so pleasing to the senses and yields well.
 
Red Swan Bush Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 12
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.5

100.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Barbara
Location:
Dearborn Heights, MI, United States
Date:
September 25, 2019
          3.0
 
Just OK
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Quick and easy to grow

What are the cons? Must harvest pods quickly

Review:

The plants were charming to look at. Diminutive, only about 6-8" tall with purple-red pods contrasting the deep green foliage. Set fruit quickly. Pods have a fine enough flavor but must be harvested when very young and tender or they rapidly go to seed. For such a small plant they produced a surprising amount of pods. A lot for such a small amount of space. Worth a try is space is restricted and your willing to keep a sharp eye on the pods for readiness.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Triffid
Location:
Brighton, United Kingdom
Date:
August 28, 2019
          5.0
 
Outstanding flavoursome beauty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Delicious, hard-working bean

What are the cons? None

Review:

I'm here to vouch for the excellence of this bean variety. I cannot comment on the quality of Baker Creek's stock in particular, as beans are a restricted import and I sourced elsewhere. Through our dodgy British summer of blistering heatwaves interspersed with torrential rain and temperatures more appropriate for March, this bean has taken it all and flourished. Planted late and direct-seeded (not often practiced for beans in England) they shot up and are producing like mad. My lot have sent up runners around the corn but I'm not complaining! They keep flowering. Pick when quite small, pen/pencil width, for absolutely no strings. Exposure to sunlight brings out the vivid red. I've never eaten a bean pod that burst with such sweet juice before. Lovely nutty flavour. The pods can get quite large as they mature, as long as the bush stem. At this point they're past their prime, but the beans inside are big and fat. Next year I'll experiment more with them as a shelling and drying bean.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Michigan farmer
Location:
Grand junction, MI, United States
Date:
July 26, 2019
          3.0
 
Good germination dont last
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Every seed germinated, first

What are the cons? Didn’t last, deer liked it

Review:

All the seeds germinated, and this was the first beans to produce. However, the deer liked them and ate several of the plants(didn’t have that problem with the rest of my beans). They also got old very quickly

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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6 out of 6 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bert
Location:
Jackson, TN, United States
Date:
June 16, 2019
          3.0
 
Tasty but tough
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Flavor

What are the cons? Tough pods

Review:

These beans taste great but they take much longer to cook compared to Blue Lake or Kentucky Wonder. Took over an hour boiling to get them tender enough to eat. These were 3-6 inch long pods. I would recommend them but with the caveat about cooking time.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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32 out of 33 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Julie Maruskin
Location:
Winchester, KY, United States
Date:
July 14, 2018
          5.0
 
New Family Favorite
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Beautiful, xlnt flavor

What are the cons? None

Review:

The wide-spreading bush plants are beautiful, and the delicate flowers, some pink and and many biicolor pink and white, make a beautiful border in our edible gardens. Extremely productive, easy to pick due to the deep-rose colored pods. My family are all greasy-bean snobs way back, and we have been lucky to have a connection with many well-known heirloom bean collectors for many years, so when I say this is a new family favorite, it's high praise for us. The beans have similar flavor to greasies and cutshorts, with good nutty overtones. The stringless pods have a wonderful texture, and beans cooked Appalachian style don't have the tendency to shatter that many if our favorites exhibit. Steamed, Red Swan has a beautiful deep green color, and is also excellent as a cold crudite and superb for dilled beans due to the tender but firm, thick pod. Doesn't make a good filet, and a bit slower to germinate than some others, but near 100% even so.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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