Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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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