Masai Bush Bean (47 Days)
Masai has small 1’ plants that produce huge yields of thin, smooth, flavorful 4” beans. Several plants will provide a meal for two and due to the growth habit, the harvest is quick and easy. The Masai Bush Bean is one of the best beans for container growing. Wonderful late summer harvest. Reportedly Masai is now “the standard” bean in Europe. Disease resistance-Bean Mosiac Virus, Bacterial Brown Spot, and Common Rust and Curly Top Virus. PVP
1 ounce = approx. 180-200 seeds
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep
Outside Sowing: After the last frost with soil temperatures above 60ºF. Sow 2-3” apart. Planting in soil under 60ºF results in poor germination.
How much does a packet plant: 25-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 Masai Bush 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. Sow a few times a season, 3-4 weeks apart for a continuous harvest.