For the past few decades I have grown a variety of Haricot Vert called 'Contender'. It's a tried and tested variety that is easy to grow and produces well.
However, I have recently been informed about 'Crockett', and have already bought my pack of seeds for 2019.
I'm told there is no comparison to other varieties, both in flavour and overall quality.
A friend who grew them this year (a famed horticulturist), told me she would never grow any other variety ever again. That's as good a recommendation as I need.
I just "googled" them and they are not available here. Pity.ReplyDelete
That's a shame. They might be by next sowing season.Delete
They're not available in Australia, either. Maybe next year!Delete
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They are a huge Co; and their seeds aren't cheap. My little packet of Crockett cost €9.50.Delete
It's got some weird French on the packet if translated literally into English. Fin and pied.ReplyDelete
Fine flavoured, and dwarf-growing plant; although 50 cms for a bean plant seems quite tall to me.Delete
Love the way you choose and compare your varieties. We never know what we are buying because we buy plants which are just labelled 'beans' or 'tomatoes'. There are seeds available but a very limited selection and never any that you mention.ReplyDelete
A lot of seeds, these days, are 'international'. Usually the net will tell you of different names for the same seeds. We never buy bean plants here; only seeds. These are worth looking out for (I believe). Perhaps you could buy them on line.Delete
Ah, that woman again. They are green beans?ReplyDelete
Very DARK green beans, apparently. They sound interesting.Delete
I could have bean a contender. Now I am just a has-bean.ReplyDelete
And I'm buying a Davy Crockett hat for Christmas.Delete
I am a Burpee fan as they never let me down (and are local to my area) although I did try Johnny Seeds this year also. I don’t grow as many veggies as you but I will look into these seeds you recommend and see if they are sold here.ReplyDelete
We could compare notes next year!Delete
I think this will be on Paul's list for his new garden.ReplyDelete
It's worth trying; it comes highly recommended.Delete
50 cm sounds like 18” in real money. Looks interesting, my dwarf beans suffered from the drought and heat and were small and stringy. My broad beans were better because they were finished before it got too dry.ReplyDelete
My butternut squash have been very good, best year yet.
I haven't a single Butternut; I have no idea what happened. It'll be a new experience for me, actually BUYING Squashes and Pumpkins this winter.Delete
I would love to know how you cook those Haricots CroReplyDelete
I'm very predictable Weave; I just steam them in a very small amount of salted water. Mostly we eat them cold with a little Mayo.Delete
Just the same as runner beans Weave. Keep life simple please.Delete