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75-90 days. Cranberry beans arrived from England around 1825 and have firmly established themselves as the pinnacle of quality in a horticultural bean. We've been growing our unique strain since 1980. Self-supporting, bush-type plants produce bountiful harvests of slender green beans that reach 3-5 inches long with a round cross section. Enjoy them shelled fresh, or allow them to come to full maturity for the hearty, robust flavor of a dry shelling bean. Seeds per ounce: 43.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Michael S.
Cranberry Beans

Very pleased! Plants started coming up in a few days after planting seeds on 5/29/24. Two sixteen feet rows of plants are looking great at this time; 6/9/24. Can't wait until they're ready to harvest. Another thing, thanks for sending them so quickly after I ordered the seeds.

linda s.
Cranberry Beans

I am in 9a. These beans are to die for. I first started buying them down south. I was delighted to see them in this catalogue. They are strong plants with lots of pods on them. I am growing more this next year.

Mahadyan N.
I love these dry beans

I live in zone 8a. I planted cranberry beans on August 2021 from Territorial seed company. They grew very well, but then grasshoppers attacked my plants, but I am glad I able to protect some of the plants and recently harvest these beautiful beans. I love it. We will not able to enjoy them as our dinner yet this time, because they are not enough for cooking (I blame grasshoppers), but I am going to planted more next spring.

Delicious Shelling Bean

I'd never grown shelling/dried beans before, and these have been beyond easy! The plants were taller than I expected, but they grabbed onto each other and didn't need additional support. I harvested some as fresh shelling beans and left the rest to dry, and that's it! Dry beans before the rain sets back in, and barely any work from me. Great flavor and beautiful color. Western WA, zone 8b.

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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