Calypso Bush Dried Bean (70-90 Days)
Calypso bean is a black and white bi-colored heirloom with a distinctive pattern of color and the reason it is also known as ying yang- the symbol of balance, or Orca- colored like the seafaring whale. The pattern is retained when cooked, and the plump beans have a nutty, slightly sweet flavor, and creamy texture. Incredibly productive plants are well adapted to most climates.
1oz (approx. 55-70 seeds)
Germination: 4-10 days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85ºF
Seed Sowing Depth: 1” deep
Sowing Outdoors: 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: 12-15 foot single row
Harvest: Leave beans on the plant until most of the leaves have turned brown and pods are dried and withered. If fall weather is wet or frost threatens the harvest, pull up the plants, and finish drying indoors.
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 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.