I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Organic Great Northern Shell Bean
Phaseolus vulgaris Organic Great Northern Shell Bean (91 days)
Seed pkg contains 1 oz or about 90 seeds
My 1937 Oscar H. Will seed catalog says that he (Oscar Will) obtained this white seeded bean from a Hidatsa Indian. He credits himself as being the first to bring it to the seed market "over 50 years ago" (1937 catalog).
However the story goes we do know that this bean has become a staple baking bean in many households throughout the world. Succulent, easy to cook and used to make soups. Much faster to cook than navy beans.
Great Northen Shell bean is perfect for Northen gardens with heavy yields and robust bean "bushes".
The highest yielding dry shell bean in Oregon State's 2007 Fresh Shell Bean & Dry Bean Variety Trial