Originally cultivated in Argentina by Italian immigrants these creamy white beans are now favored in Italian cuisine. These climbing vines were vigorous and loaded with pods; we planted a four foot row and were impressed at the quantity and the flavor of the green pods before they fatten up on their way to the drying stage.
Germination: 4-10 Days
Germination Temperature: Optimum soil temperatures 70-85 degrees
Outside: After last frost with soil temperatures above 60 degrees. Planting in soil under 60 degrees results in poor germination.
Sowing: 1” deep , 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth.
How much does a packet plant: 10 foot single row
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.