Vegetables and Fruit forum: Eastland Butter Beans Bush

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Name: Sidney
NC (Zone 7b)
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Sidney
Aug 2, 2017 6:18 PM CST
This is the first year I ever planted Eastland bush butter bean. I've always planted pole beans, up to three years ago. All the wet springs and summers we've had in the past, pole beans did not produce. So I started planting bush beans ( fordhook). They are a good bean, but I wanted something smaller. I've always have been parcel to the Carolina Sevia, which is a pole bean. Due to crop failures about 5 years ago the seed is no longer available. I have been looking for a bush bean similar to the Sevia. Eastland is it. It's a great tasting heavy producing bean. A 135' row averaged 1 1/2 bushels. 1 row picked 2 1/2 bushels.
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Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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farmerdill
Aug 2, 2017 6:54 PM CST
Excellent production. I grow both pole and bush baby limas. This year Cangreen for bush, Mezcla for pole. Not matching your yields tho. I have grown Carolina/Sieva. Mezcla is more productive, but beans are close to identical.
Name: Sidney
NC (Zone 7b)
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Sidney
Aug 2, 2017 7:03 PM CST
The one thing I see about bush type, the mostly all are ready at the same time.
Name: Dillard Haley
Augusta Georgia (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Master Level Avid Green Pages Reviewer Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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farmerdill
Aug 2, 2017 7:37 PM CST
I usually get two early pickings. Then in a good year a second crop after a couple of weeks rest from the first crop.

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