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Red Swan Bush Bean (55 Days)


Red Swan's colorful pods are an unusual shade of lavender pink. Snap this crunchy bean in half to expose the contrasting green interior and taste the succulent romano-like flavor. Interestingly, creating this brilliant bean color began with stabilizing a cross of a purple snap and pinto bean. Bush habit, with 4-5 “ long, stringless pods. 

1 ounce = approx. 70-90 seeds



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, and 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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    Riela S.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Haven't had time yet

    Shipped promptly and came well-packaged. They are waiting for me to recuperate from a recent surgery....but have no doubt these will be just great!

    Todd Z.
    United States
    Good seeds

    The seeds are coming up but at an uneven germination rate. This is just an observational comment, as many things can affect the germination rate. However I would still recommend Pinetree seeds because I purchased other seeds and plants and they are doing great.

    United States
    Looks like good seed

    I havn’t planted these yet but they look like good seeds...none were cracked. I was impressed and happy that this company carried red swan bean seed because it is rare and often expensive. I paid a fair price, the shipping was quick, and the seed packets were very nice. I am very excited to have these again because they are the star of the garden when it comes to bean varieties.

    Beautiful bean

    I am giving these beans five stars for beauty. They were stunning. Even more vibrant than the photo. I wish that they kept their color when cooked. Or I wish that I liked eating beans raw, but I don't. They were crisp. Flavor wise they tasted fine, but there are other beans that I like more. But I will probably grow them again for their beauty.