Calima Bush Bean (55 Days)
The Calima Bush Bean has an 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. The Calima Bush Bean has been the Best tasting and performing bean in our trials this season. Stringless.
1 ounce = approx. 145-165 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 Calima 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.