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85 days. A classic in Italian cuisine, Bingo is a highly sought after Borlotto-type pole bean. Big, creamy green pods are streaked in bright pinkish red, growing 5 inches long and ½ inch wide. The dried bean flaunts the same cream color with red streaks and a hearty, delicious flavor. Tastes amazing in soups or traditional Italian recipes such as Pasta e Fagioli. Quite productive, plants can reach up to 6 feet tall and are easy to harvest. Seeds per ounce: 40.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Not J.
Did I just buy Magic Beans?

I purchased an assortment of early spring vegetable seeds which includes this one, Bingo Beans. Everything went smoothly placing and receiving the order... I had it sent USPS and in total it took about 7 days from checkout to having seeds in the dirt.

In another 7 days, exactly 7, to my amazement I have a bunch of seedlings. Everything I planted has sprouted, my germination rate is well above 90% and many of the various vegetable plants are already an inch or two in height but these beans... these magical Bingo Beans... the tallest is over 6 inches in just 7 days from planting, I'm flabbergasted.

I took pictures along the way because seeing is believing, I can't find a way to post them sadly but I swear if I took a video you could actually see these beans growing. I can't say how they'll do when I transplant them outdoors, I'm super optimistic but honestly I didn't expect to have seedlings ready to start hardening in just 1 week so now I'm fighting the early spring weather. Oh well if a frost gets them I guess I have another batch ready in about a week :)

BTW, I used a small seed starter greenhouse with LED lighting purchased on Amazon for less then $20 and it came with 5 trays. I also bought compressed peat pellets and otherwise added a little tap water. I placed my little greenhouse setup in warm spot and 7 days later, OMG look at all the seedlings!!!

So happy to hear they have germinated so well for you! We do recommend direct sowing beans, so I would be very careful when transplanting, and would be best to transplant after the danger of frost has passed. Please keep us posted on how they do! Happy gardening!

Not for fresh eating

My mistake - these were shelling beans, which I forgot, and tried to eat fresh :P They sure aren't for fresh eating, be aware. These are mainly personal notes for me so I don't make the same choices again :)

Molly S.
Very productive beans

These were my #1 bean test success this year. A little 4' row stretched upwards of 9' tall on my trellis and has yielded a quart of dried beans so far. I'll always grow them from now on. They not only survived our Eastern Washington scorching summer and drought but just kept growing, growing, growing. Thank you, Territorial!

Franci R.
Great taste

Great taste will grow next year. Next year must have a bigger ladder to grow on.

Soil Temp for Germ 60-85°F
Seed Depth 1"
Seed Spacing 2-4"
Days to Emergence 8-16
Thin Plants to 4"
Row Spacing 18-36"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce Listed per variety
Seed Life 2-3 years

Phaseolus vulgaris Rich and flavorful beans are fiber-packed veggies that promote digestive health and are excellent sources of antioxidants that scavenge free radicals in the body. They are also nitrogen-fixing legumes; beans gather nitrogen from the air and load it into the soil to feed future crops.

Days to maturity are calculated from date of direct seeding.

• Beans are shallow rooted and can require up to 1/4 inch of water a day during hot weather
• Optimum soil pH is 5.5-6.5, mildly acidic
• Apply 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer per 10 row feet, and 1 inch of compost

Direct Sowing
• One ounce of seed sows 10-20 row feet
• Grow Pole, Runner, and Yard Long beans on trellises

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Mexican bean beetles, bean weevils, cucumber beetles, spider mites
• Insect control: Pyrethrin
• Common diseases: See chart below
• Disease prevention: Avoid wetting the foliage, remove plants at the end of the year, 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• Days to maturity are for the fresh shell stage
Shelling beans: Pick when fully formed but still soft and green
Dry beans: Harvest mature beans before pods begin to shatter in the field
• If weather prevents field drying, pull plants and dry inside on a tarp, turning pile daily for even drying
To thresh dry beans: When material is brittle dry, place material in bag and swing against a hard surface, or beat with a stick or rake on a tarp
• Make sure beans are fully dry, then store in a cool place
• Bean weevils may be eliminated by freezing the seed near 0°F for 2 weeks

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
A* | Anthracnose
BB | Bacterial Blight
BBS | Bacterial Brown Spot
BLS | Bacterial Leaf Spot
BMV | Bean Mosaic Virus
CTM | Curly Top Beet Mosaic Virus
DM | Downy Mildew
HB | Halo Blight
PM | Powdery Mildew
PMV | Pod Mottle Virus
R | Common Rust
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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