Approximately 2seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris Lot#BD23117 An early, light red kidney bean with good flavor. Excellent for chili, bean salads, and soups. Exceptional culinary quality, with silky texture and thin skin. Plants grow to medium size that are sturdy and widely adapted. This 1855 heirloom variety grows 35-45 cm (14-18") tall with a spread that is 40-51cm (16-20”) wide. Pods average 10-12cm (4-5”) long.
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 35-45 cm (14-18") tall. Spread 40-51cm (16-20”) wide.
Days to Maturity: 65 days for green beans. 95 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: 5-8cm (2-3") 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.