STATE HALF RUNNER BEAN  (heirloom) - Pinetree Garden Seeds - Vegetables

STATE HALF RUNNER BEAN (heirloom)

SKU:

Germ 4-10 days
Heirloom 1800’s
To stake or not to stake – that is the question for State. By definition half runner beans are halfway between bush and pole types. Vines grow to 3’ and will climb but staking is not essential. Beans are relatively short – 4”– but yields are heavy and last over a long period. 150 seeds

PLANTING:

Outside- Bush type: 1” deep and 4-6” apart with soil temperatures above 60 degrees and after the last frost. Planting under 60 degrees results in poor germination. Pole type: Plant 1” deep and 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Drying type: 1” deep and 5-6” apart. Leave beans on the plant until the leaves are falling and pods are dry and withered

Harvest- Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually to prolong production.

Tips- Water well during hot dry period and do not over fertilize which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. Plant seeds every 2-3 weeks for continual harvest throughout the summer.