Bean, Madiera Maroon (Phaseolus vulgaris), packet of 10 seeds, organic

(4 customer reviews)

$2.95

Family:  Legume (Fabaceae)

Annual, 90 days to dry beans

Heirloom pole bean native to the Chilean Andes. Extra pretty “cranberry” type, maroon shot through with constellations of pink. Fresh (fat) beans can be removed from pod and simmered until tender.  Very easy and tasty.  Dry beans may be soaked overnight and slow cooked the next day, making a creamy-textured dish, chestnut flavored, extra special.  The plant itself is a vigorous climber that quickly produces a moderate to heavy supply of large, crescent shaped pods, many-seeded.  A few beans planted in rich soil under a good trellis, a long pole or other suitable support in full sun will produce a surprisingly large amount of beanage!  We harvested 12 lbs of dry beans from a 20 foot row.

10  Seeds per Packet, Certified Organically Grown

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  1. Christina Antonio

    High yields

    Christina Antonio (verified owner)

    I love this bean, even when picked overripe it is good in stews and soups. It climbs so high, we need to use a step ladder. For two years now, it has been a high yielder for us. Perfect bean for small square footage city garden.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Christina,
      In tune–I was picking these this morning and have photos still in my camera waiting to upload to the “madiera maroon” info on our website. I think the culinary trick you’re talking about is to pick the pods when very mature and the seeds are swollen inside. These you can put in soups, stir-fry or just simmer until soft and done, and you get a very big bean for your effort, and indeed, tasty it is! I can always differentiate these in the field because they have a crescent-shaped pod. Also, once you shell them, it is obvious–the maroon color is extravagant! Richo

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  2. Michael

    Great germ rate

    Michael (verified owner)

    I was a little skeptical when I received 20 seeds, thinking, well, crap, if these don’t sprout in this cold weather we‘ve had, I’ll be pretty unhappy. Really pleased to report that every single bean sprouted and the plants look healthy – and they’re growing like bananas. I highly recommend these

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  3. wowfarmorcas

    Beautiful Bean

    wowfarmorcas (verified owner)

    This gorgeous pole bean thrived in my Pacific Northwest climate. Not only beautiful, but tasty too.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Gorgeous, that is a good word for it!

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