Derby Bush Bean (55 Days)
Derby Bean is an All-American Selections winner from over 3 decades ago and proved itself in our trials this summer. It won over our taste buds with no contest compared to the other varieties we grew. Long, 7” round straight pods have an old-time, deep flavor with a snappy texture and can be harvested over a long period, holding on the plant well. Disease resistance-Bean Mosiac Virus,
1oz (approx. 90-110 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, and 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.