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Bean - Red Mexican - Phaseolus vulgaris
Tender annual Pole. Dry. Heirloom. This variety is also known as "Montezuma's Red" and was introduced in the 1800s. This prolific dry-land variety is outstanding for baking.
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: Direct seed when the danger of frost is past. This red bean is a very prolific, long-season, small bush bean which grows well in drier soils.
Harvesting & Storage: Leave the pods on the plant until they have completely dried. Store dry, shelled beans in an airtight container
Did You Know? Legumes are a good source of calcium and iron and help to add nitrogen to soil.
Soil Temperature: 60-85F
Planting Depth: 1"
Germination: 6-12 Days
Height At Maturity: 14"
Days To Maturity: 85-100 Days
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing After Thinning: 4"-6"
Approx Seeds per Pack: 25 Seeds
Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply brand vegetable seeds from packs are guaranteed to germinate. Once the seeds have sprouted, please understand that Peaceful Valley cannot be held responsible for the many uncontrollable growing and climatic conditions that must be met to insure the success of your crop(s).
Peaceful Valley brand vegetable seeds are all non-GMO and Certified Organic.
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I grew these this past year for the first time and they produced very well. Lots of pods filled with many fully formed beans. I planted one small package and harvested around 3 lbs when fully dried and shelled. I have now cooked some and they are very good. The only negative comment is that these are NOT bush beans. I planted some near a fence and some in a bed. The ones planted by the fence vined over 7 feet. The ones planted in the bed were a tangled mess. I was able to harvest from them but it was dramatically more work that just pulling pods off the fence. I will grow them again next year, but only where they can vine.Review by Amy (on 11/18/13)