Approximately 2-3seeds per gram. Phaseolus vulgaris LOT#BB23045 The Painted Pony is also known as the Mare Brown bean. An heirloom bean type that is a multi-purpose bean. It can be picked for a green snap bean at about 55-60 days or left to mature for 85-90 days for use as a dry bean. The half brown and half white kidney-shaped bean gives rise to its name. A very sturdy bush habit that grows to 40-45 cm (16-18") tall with a 40-45 cm (16-18”) spread. A very prolific producer of stringless pods. The dry beans retain much of their markings when cooked. .
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.