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Pencil Pod Bush Bean (Heirloom 52 Days)

Heirloom 1900

Pencil Pod is nicely rounded, slim, and elongated. It is a heavy producer that yields over a long period. The flavor is sweet and juicy. The contrast of yellow pods and green leaves is an attractive feature in the mid-summer garden. Seeds are black. Stringless. Disease Resistance-Common Bean Mosaic

 

1 ounce = approx. 80-100 seeds

 

PLANTING

Phaseolus vulgaris

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, 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. Sow a few times a season, 3-4 weeks apart for a continuous harvest.

 

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