Approximately 2-3seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris
90 – 100 days for dry beans. Open Pollinated variety. Bush type plant produces amazing yields of beans. Particularly notable for its flavor… almost buttery to nutlike. Plants are compact, about 38-51cm (15-20") tall with a spread of 40-51cm (16-20”) wide. Produces heavy yields of caramel-colored seeds when mature. Green beans are best harvested when young but have a richer sharper bean flavour than most bean types. This variety is outstanding for baking and soups as it holds its shape. Very easy to grow.
Direct sow from end of May to June 15th. Try to plant during a warm, dry spell. Soil must be warm - if it is not warm enough, seeds will rot. Beans require a minimum soil temperature of 16°C (60°F) and a maximum of 24°C (75°F). Seeds will not germinate properly if planted too deeply or too early in cold wet ground. Sow seeds 2.5cm (1") deep, 5-8cm (2-3") apart, in rows 45-60cm (18-24") apart. Never sow white seeded beans too early. White bean seeds transmit water too fast, cracking the cotyledons which reduces seed vigor and germination whereas darker coloured bean seeds can regulate water uptake in cool, wet soils, preventing the cracking of the cotyledons.
Soil Conditions: Well worked rich, loose and well-drained soil. Ideal pH: 5.5-6.8
Height at Maturity: Plants reach 38-51cm (15-20") tall with a spread of 40-51cm (16-20”) wide
Days to Maturity: 45-55 days for green beans. 90 -100 days for dried beans.
Watering: Low water requirements at planting- moisten soil for germination, medium at flowering and then heavy through harvest.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Seed Spacing: 5-10cm (2-4") apart, in rows 45-60cm (18-24") apart.
Additional Information Avoid planting in soil that stays consistently damp or wet. We generally plant 3-4 rows at a time and space out rows at 20-25cm (8-10”) apart. It is perfect because most people can reach across that width. You can grow 3-4 times the amount of heirloom beans in the same space, you reduce the amount of area for weeds, and you'll save on water. It is about 45-55 days for young tender green beans, 85-95+ days for dry beans. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.