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Pinto Bush Dried Bean (100 days)

3 reviews

A bush type with half runners, edible young pods that swell, fill out then drying into a beige seed with reddish brown mottling. The most common dried bean eaten in North America, primarily used for refried beans. 5-6 beans per pod. 

100 seeds



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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This is a pole bean

Great germination and growth. Was surprised when they didn’t stop growing and I had to build a trellis down the middle of my double row. Harvesting now. I pick a “can of beans” worth every few days as they dry out. The first batch I’ve cooked were delicious, the rest I lay on a screen for a few days to fully dry before bagging them to use later.

kandi b.
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Pinto/Great northern/soybean

The dried beans are Coney but grew great!! But the soybean I bought, out of two packages only one plant grew!

James W.
Pinto Beans

This is the only seed place (Pinetree Garden Seeds)that I could real pinto beans seeds.Ordered 2 pkgs. planted 1 1/2pkg -nearly all came out-had a horrible hail storm-plants recovered -harvesting now- looks good!!!!