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Calima Bush Bean (55 Days)

Germ 4-10 days
Excellent flavor with a crunchy and nutty taste. Slender, dark green french filet type pods are at the top of the bush with the 7-8“ long beans dangling straight downward, making picking easy. Keep the pods harvested at pencil size and the bush will reward you with high yields for a long harvest window of about 4 weeks. Best tasting and performing bean in our trials this season. 150 seeds

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. 150 seeds plant apx. 25’.
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.


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