Dwarf Horticultural Bush Bean Seeds 1170

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Dwarf Horticultural Bush Bean Seeds 1170. A shell bean with semi-round, 15 cm (6") long, light green pods that turn a crimson flecked white as they mature. Vigorous, tallish plants, 75 cm (2.5"²) high produce an abundant crop. Good green-shell bean that compares well in flavour with lima beans. Red-brown seed.

How to Grow

4-5 seed/gram. Beans tolerate a wide range of soil types. Their best growth is in light, organic, well drained soil with a pH of about 6.5. Beans have a distinct dislike for cold, wet soils, so sow seed only after the soil has warmed to at least 16 C (60 F). Sow 2.5 cm (1") deep and 8 cm (3") apart in rows spaced 45 to 70 cm (18 to 28") apart. To ensure a continuous harvest, sow bush-type varieties every 10 days until mid-July. Keep beans evenly watered, particularly when the plants are in flower and when production of the pods start. Avoid the use of high nitrogen fertilizer. Nitrogen promotes excessive foliage. Avoid disturbing beans when leaves are damp to reduce the incidence of disease.

Additional information

WEIGHT N/A
DIMENSIONS N/A
BLOOMING SEASON BEGINS

Early Summer

LIFECYCLE

Annual

PROPAGATION

Sow Direct

DAYS TO EMERGENCE

8

LIGHT

Full Sun

GROWTH HABIT

Bushy

FROST TOLERANCE

Killed by Frost

DAYS TO HARVEST

65

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY

Easy

HERITAGE

Heirloom

FAMILY NAME

Papilionoideae

LATIN

Phaseolus vulgaris

 

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