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Slippery Silks Bean (25 seeds) (BN203) $3.00

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Slippery Silks Bean

         
 
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This bean is reputed to be one of the smoothest skinned beans. It is extensively grown in Honduras and is the basis for national dishes. It has a very thin delicate skin and is traditionally cooked up on wood fires by country folk. The beans have a remarkable property in that they cook up quick and can be heated up many times without turning to mush. Here is an excerpt taken from the Los Angeles Times from 1999: “ Their focus is on the red silk bean, a remarkable legume that softens enough to eat after just an hour and a half of cooking. Unlike other beans, it retains its texture through reheating. Thus, it is perfectly suited to the Central American countryside, where families must gather wood to keep the cooking fire burning. By cooking a big batch of beans and reheating them for several days, they save fuel and time.” So this bean is a really neat heirloom and should be great to cultivate in most parts of the US.
 
Slippery Silks Bean
Overall Rating:
         
5.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 1
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0

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Nickname:
CopperKoi
Location:
Petaluma, CA, United States
Date:
June 23, 2019
          5.0
 
Bush or pole
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? prolific

What are the cons? bush or pole growth pattern no

Review:

Although it doesn't list the info on the website, this variety is a pole bean.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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