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Red Swan Bush Bean (55 Days)

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Lavender pink is not your typical color for a bean and Red Swans vibrant pods will be a highlight of your garden season. 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

 

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 harevest.

 

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    TZ
    05/27/2018
    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.

    SL
    02/24/2018
    SHELBY L.
    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.

    H
    01/26/2018
    Heidi
    Vermont

    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.