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Thai Soldier Long Bean (25 seeds) (LG122) $3.00

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Thai Soldier Long Bean

         
 
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Vigorous bush habit for those who want to grow long beans but prefer not to trellis. Foot-long pods are firm and very flavorful. Pods are strikingly different in appearance, having tiger-stripes in dark red-brown. Superior variety from Thailand, where long beans are a staple crop. Unusual and very choice!
 
Thai Soldier Long Bean
Overall Rating:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 8
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 2.5

75.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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3 out of 3 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
oceandweller
Location:
Foley, AL, United States
Date:
November 2, 2018
          5.0
 
running GROUND pole bean
Easy to Grow 4.5
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Everything about them

What are the cons? Maybe not cold hardy

Review:

Best bean I have found so far after doing trials for my local but I am in a very rainy sandy soil probably more akin to Thialand than 90% of the US so what works here wouldn't work in Minnesotta, Cali, Oregon, etc. Good for Florida.

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:
Zeedman
Location:
Oshkosh, WI, United States
Date:
August 23, 2018
          3.0
 
Productive but just OK
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? short DTM, productive

What are the cons? long vines, matures quickly

Review:

Planted this expecting bush habit, but the 6-foot runners overtook the surrounding rows. The dense growth will suffocate weeds if grown trailing, but the vines should really be trellised. The pods are under 12", so not really a "long bean". Aside from that though, it produced earlier than most other long beans, and was productive over a long period. Like their red-podded cousins, the red streaks in the pod remain after cooking. The pods have a shorter harvest window than many long beans, and develop seed quickly, so must be picked young & often. The cooked flavor was just OK for me, not as firm as I like. This might be a good choice for short-season areas where long beans are a challenge. I tried this primarily for its novelty; but there are many better varieties that succeed in my area (including others from BC) so I probably will not grow this again.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Bdhickman08
Location:
Cowpens, SC, United States
Date:
July 25, 2018
          4.0
 
Thai soldier beans
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 5.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to grow

What are the cons? It was a vine not a bush

Review:

We we're looking for a crop we could grow in our hard clay soil, and this plant sure likes the soil. We we're hoping for a bush like it said in the description, BUT were highly surprised by vines everywhere.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 1 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Melissa
Location:
West Palm Beach, FL, United States
Date:
June 12, 2018
          3.0
 
Productive but not bush habit
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Very productive and tasty

What are the cons? Not bush habit

Review:

Very productive and tasty. Can be fibrous if picked too late. Please note that they do not have a bush habit. I planted them with corn and sunflowers and the bean plants outgrew them both and are dragging them down!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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7 out of 7 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
GardeningSarah
Location:
Austin, TX, United States
Date:
February 28, 2018
          5.0
 
Very Tasty and pretty
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? Productive, Kept color cooked

What are the cons? Not a bush variety

Review:

Started seeds in early April, they started producing in early July and kept on producing until the first frost in December! I planted this without support in my front yard flower bed, but it grew all over lol. However it is a pretty plant so it was ok that they grew up the neighboring pineapple guava. Three cheers for edible landscaping! We planted 6 plants and they yielded 2.5 lbs of beans, more than any other bean variety we grew! They tasted great and kept most of their color when cooked!!! How thrilling!! The color faded a little, but the variegation was still strong; especially compared to the pretty Dragon's Tongue bean that fades completely with cooking. These were very tasty, raw or cooked. Our 1 year old would steal freshly picked from the table and eat them raw haha. So silly! We will definitely be growing them every year!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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