Carminat Pole Bean (56 Days)
The Carminat Pole Bean is slender round. 7-8” deep purple pods are top-notch for a haricot vert (French filet) pole bean. Forget some on the vine or not enough time to pick every day; it's no problem, the larger beans still have excellent quality; in flavor, down-home beany and slightly sweet and texture, snappy and crisp. Stringless.
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures are 70-85ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep
Outside Sowing: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 60ºF. Sow 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination.
How much does a packet plant: 12-foot single row
Harvest: Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually every 2-3 days to prolong production.
Tips: Grow in light, well-drained soil, provide adequate, even moisture, especially at flowering time. Dry soil can result in low yields and fibrous pods. Do not over-fertilize the Carminat Pole Bean with nitrogen, 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.