Bean - Pinto - Phaseolus vulgaris
Tender Annual Bush. Dry. Heirloom. This speckled bean is the most popular bean in the U.S. and is beloved by kids and adults alike. Pinto beans are prfect for frijoles refritos, mashed in burritos, or served whole. Green (fresh) pintos are a gourmet treat in Mexico. A delicious mild flavor is the hallmark of this staple of Mexican cuisine.
Soil & Water: Legumes like well-drained soil rich in organic matter and with a moderate amount of nutrients. Water lightly at planting, moderately at flowering, and heavily throughout harvest time. Avoid overhead watering.
Planting & Growing: Sow directly in garden when soils have warmed and danger of frost has passed. Keep seedbed evenly moist.
Harvesting & Storage: Bush beans will produce all of their fruit over a few weeks' time. Leave the pods on the plant until they have completely dried. Store dry, shelled beans in an airtight container.
Did You Know? Pinto beans get their name (like Pinto ponies) from their mottled coloring.
Soil Temperature: 70-85°F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 5-11 Days
Height At Maturity: 2’-3’
Days to Maturity: 75-85 Days
Spacing After Thinning: 4"-6"