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Tongue of Fire Bush Bean (Heirloom 60 Days)


One of the most fascinating heirloom beans. Begins with having young edible stringless pods transforming into large-sized beans with a pinkish-red flame pattern intensifying as the plant ages. Sizable beans have a creamy, mild flavor. Absorb added flavors well. They can be used fresh shelled, canned, frozen, or dried for later use. Originally collected from the tip of South America, Tierra del Fuego; then sent onward to Italy. 6-7” pods, bush type. (60 days green, 75 days shelled, days 95 dried)

1 ounce = approx. 50-60 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 turned 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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Kathleen K.
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I recommend this product

Happy gardener

Shopping is perfect

Darrell G.
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Tongue of fire

I enjoyed shopping with pinetree and will recommend them to others. All the seeds germinate and we enjoyed the harvest. Will order more next season

denise c.
United States United States

Tongue of Fire Bush Beans.

I will be using Pinetree next year when I purchase seeds. I bought seeds locally and had nothing but trouble with germination. I found these people and purchased seeds and they did excellent. My neighbor and I will be going in together to purchase seeds in the spring of 2022. The Tongue of Fire beans I wasn't really impressed with, a few beans had the red lines in them, but they sure do taste great and the germination was excellent. I have found new stuff that I will try next year with this company, I am very excited for spring of 2022

Julie B.
United States United States
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Fire bush bean

Good. Not all came up maybe 75%

David M.
United States United States
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Favorite Bean

Plant growing well, and just picked my first dozen beans with another dozen that should be ready to pick in a few days.