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75 days. Find harmony in your garden with the most zen of beans. The distinctive black and white pattern emblazoned on the dried bean is a remarkable, three-dimensional depiction of the familiar Chinese symbol. Serenely textured with a mild flavor similar to that of a Black Turtle bean, it adds a fascinating presentation to any dish. Compact bushes produce heavy harvests of young, delightfully tender, 6–7 inch green beans. Allow the pods to mature and dry for the dramatic two-toned bean. Seeds per ounce: 45.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
3 pots of bean soup in the winter

reliable harvest with some variation depending on weather (I live just above the 45th parrallel on Lake Michigan). Great for ham and bean soup, very tender and tasty. Got three pots of soup out of my approx 25 feet row length plus some for planting. pretty bean. This and pintos have me sold on dried beans and I will be trying other varieties.

Very Good Yield.... I think

Year 1 I planted 1 oz and harvested 17 oz. Year 2 with saved seed from year 1 I planted 2 oz. and harvested 26 oz. Seems like a good multiple to me. This bean yielded much better than Black Coco for me. I have no other experience growing dry beans other than these past 2 seasons, so that's why I'm not sure the yield is good or not.

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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