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McCaslan Pole Bean (62 days, Heirloom)

Germ 4-10 days
Heirloom 1920’s
Listed in the 1930 DM Ferry catalog as, “a white seeded pole bean of recent introduction”. A vigorous and productive variety. Pods are about 8” in length, slightly flattened, fleshy, and delicious. Stringless and great dried. 75 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.

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