Approximately 4 - 5seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris Lot#BD23038 The Tenderette bean is an old heirloom with some historians fixing the date as far back as 8,000 BC. The bush plant grows to 45-61cm (18-24”) in height with a 51-61cm (20-24”) spread. It produces a mild, very rich flavoured, succulent bean that averages between 10-15cm (4-6”) long. They are best harvested when they are no larger than a pencil in thickness.
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
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 51-91cm (24-36") 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 55 days for young tender green beans. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.