We first tried these beans last year and they quickly became one of our family favorites. These produce tons of tender buttery flavored purple beans. Be aware though that when you cook the purple pods they will turn green so when you cook or can them they lose most of the beautiful color.
Our public library seed library users are looking forward to seeing how Red Swan does in our climate in central and eastern Kentucky. We always like to have a red or purple-podded bean in our seed library, and this year we're hoping that Red Swan makes a lot of folks happy! We're also trialling Kentucky Dreamer for those folks who love Kentucky Wonder but want the relative ease and convenience of bush beans.
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.