Approximately 3seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris LOT#BB23115 A sturdy bush bean that grows 38-45 cm (15-18”) tall with a 30-36 cm (12-14”) spread. Introduced by Sutton’s in 1909, this heirloom produces 12-17 cm (5-7”) long, thin, green pods that can be used as either a fresh eating bean (65 days) or left to dry on the plant for dried beans (90 days). A heavy producer that shells easily.
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
Additional Information Avoid planting in soil that stays consistently damp or wet. Beans typically need warm soil of 65° or higher. Grows best in full sun. Regular harvesting of the young pods will ensure a greater yield.