Planted June 21, all seeds germinated, began picking tasty beans from vigorously growing vines by the end of July. Best flavor of 3 pole beans I grew. Definitely these beans are on my list for next year. Some bug snacking on lower leaves, but few real pest problems. We have had a very dry summer season following a very wet spring, still going strong.
You are a great company to work with & I appreciate your concern for self evaluation to make yourself even better. I have ordered these beans in previous years & they have produced great harvests. This year had been a test fir most of my garden & they have struggled through the continual rain. Thank you for asking for my input.
Large or small these beans are tasty and prolific! Generally hardy and disease free.
Northeaster beans were best beans we ever had. They were still tender even after they exceeded their optimal size.
These beans are amazing! I was initially worried they wouldn't be good producers. The vines were leggy - all stem and and few nodes. They were good climbers, though. Now that they've started producing, I'm so impressed! I recommend having the self-control to let them get to "full" size. I measured one at 9" long, 3/4" wide, and it still wasn't tough, stringy, or seedy. They have good enough flavor - not as full as a Kentucky Wonder, but not the "canned" taste of 1/2 runners or other "round" beans or bush beans. The biggest bonus is that the Japanese beetles don't seem to like them! I love pole beans for the economy of space, the Kentucky Wonder being a favorite for the flavor, but the Japanese beetles just won't leave them alone! This bean is a nice replacement for a flat, green pole variety.