Our family’s favorite bush bean! Good for use as a fresh snap bean or as a shelled bean when fully mature. To eat fresh, harvest when the flat beans turn from lime green to buffed yellow with purple stripes. If you want dried beans, let pods fully mature and harvest when dry. Seeds are light brown with dark mottling.
Bean – Dragon Tongue – Phaseolus vulgaris
Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, medium at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering which can promote disease.
Planting & Growing: Start indoors in short-season climates, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 65F, preferably after the last frost. Make small, successive plantings every 10 days for a continuous harvest.
Harvesting & Storage: Bush beans will produce all of their fruit over a few weeks’ time. Harvest fresh for eating or leave the pods on the plant until they have completely dried. Store dry, shelled beans in an airtight container.
- Soil Temperature: 60-85F
- Planting Depth: 1″
- Germination: 8-16 Days
- Height At Maturity: 24-30″
- Days To Maturity: 60 Days
- Sun/Shade: Full Sun
- Spacing After Thinning: 4″
- Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Please note: These seeds were produced using conventional methods.
Product image via: Peaceful Valley Farm Supply