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Jacobs Cattle Bush Dried Bean (Heirloom, 83 days)

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Heirloom - Ancient

This is the most popular traditional soup and baking bean here in Maine. What Saturday night Bean Supper would be complete without Jacob’s Cattle and its remarkable effects on the digestive tract? Also known as Trout or Dalmatian bean, it is one of the earliest beans to dry even in our too short summers. An attractive combination of white and a deep maroon, it can also be used earlier as a shell bean. Similar in appearance to a Native American bean called Anasazi. Bush type.

75 seeds

PLANTING

Phaseolus vulgaris

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 turn 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. 

 

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    J
    06/16/2018
    John
    South Paris Maine

    Look good

    They are growing and look good

    SV
    11/17/2017
    See's V.

    Great Bean

    This is our third season with this bean. It is delicious and pretty. I am not allowed to cook them until my wife is done decorating with them.