An early, light red kidney bean with good flavor. Excellent for chili, bean salads, and soups. Avg. 750 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
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Shipping Information & Notes
Beans, Bush Dry
CULTURE: All varieties listed are bush types and should be planted like bush beans. NOTE: We offer only untreated seeds. Sow when soil has warmed to at least 60°F (16°C) or risk poor germination. DISEASES: Diseases affecting beans include blights, anthracnose, sclerotinia, and mosaic. Plant in well-drained soil, keep free of weeds, and do not handle when wet with rain or dew. Plow in all bean straw in the fall and practice a three-year crop rotation; preferably into corn or grain crops. HARVEST: When at least 90% of leaves have fallen and pods are dry, pull plants out by the roots. Complete drying under cover if weather is wet. THRESHING: Depending on quantity, thresh by (1) shelling pods individually, (2) holding several plants by the roots and banging back and forth inside a barrel or trash can, (3) stepping on a large, closed bag full of dry plants, (4) using a properly adjusted threshing machine. STORAGE: Make sure beans are dry (max. 9% moisture) and then store in a cool, dry place. Freeze dry beans to control storage insect pests. AVG. SEEDING RATE: 115'/lb., 9 lb./1,000', 125 lb./acre at 7 seeds/ft. in the row and rows 3' apart. SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: See individual varieties. PACKET: 100 seeds sows 14'.