Bean, Good Mother Stallard
- Pole bean
- Maroon and white beans
- Meaty flavor
- Very productive
- Dry bean
- 85-95 days
- ±680 seeds/lb
One of the 1,186 beans given to SSE in 1981 by bean collector John Withee of Massachusetts. Named for Carrie Belle Stallard of Wise County, Virginia. This variety dates to at least the 1930s. Maroon beans splashed with white, 5-6 seeds per pod. Wonderful rich meaty flavor, great for soups. Very productive. Pole habit, dry, 85-95 days. ±680 seeds/lb.
Learn to Grow it
This crop can be direct seeded into warm soil after the last spring frost. If you sow a section or row every two or three weeks, you can get a continuous crop.
Plant Outdoors: 24” Apart
Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing
Light: Full Sun - These plants prefer warm weather and soil so they should be grown when temperatures are over 68 degrees F. You should avoid watering them from above as damp leaves may be susceptible to disease.
Direct seed beans in rows 36-48 inches apart and plant the beans 2 inches apart and 1 inch deep. The seeds take 3-6 days to germinate and are mature in 85-95 days. These beans will need a trellis to climb. Make sure to leave your beans on the vine until the pods are completely mature and dry to store them.
There are about 680 seeds in a pound of Good Mother Stallard beans.