Germ 4-10 days
Small 1’ plants produce huge yields of thin, smooth, flavorful 4” beans. Several plants will provide a meal for two and due to the growth habit the harvest is quick and easy. One of the best beans for container growing. Wonderful late summer harvest. Reportedly Masai is now “the standard” bean in Europe. 150 seeds
Outside- Bush type: 1” deep and 4-6” apart with soil temperatures above 60 degrees and after the last frost. Planting under 60 degrees results in poor germination. Pole type: Plant 1” deep and 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Drying type: 1” deep and 5-6” apart. Leave beans on the plant until the leaves are falling and pods are dry and withered
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.