Good Mother Stallard Bean
- 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 Good Mother Stallard Bean
Direct Seed: 2" Apart
Seed Depth: 1"
Support: Trellis, tepee, or fencing
Light: Full Sun
Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed. Harvest dry beans when the pods are completely mature and dry.
Ratings & Reviews
by Pat B.
These beans are lovely in every way. I grew them two ways, with trellis next to cucumbers and three-sisters style. They were too agressive to grow near cucumbers. They were a perfect match with gem corn. I actually saved all the beans for seed. If I have some left I'll eat them.
Delicious and easy to grow
Loved this dried bean. Grew very well and prolifically in my NH garden. When cooked these beans have a delicious creamy texture and nutty flavor, definitely in my top 3!
Very Prolific in Southern Minnesota
by Heidi Strain
It won't let me give it 5 stars but I do give it 5 stars. I have been growing this bean in cattle panel trellises for 3 years now. They are so prolific and beautiful. They can so nicely and is all I use for chili. I give many away.
Seed Savers Exchange Response: The rating was changed to 5 stars at the request of the reviewer.
Grew amazing in central Iowa with little fuss. Creamy, meaty, firm texture that held up well i a soup- very yummy!!