Vegetables Beans Fresh Shell Beans


Bean Seed

Product ID: 3757

Brilliant red pods.

Pods avg. 5 1/2" and contain attractive, specked beans. For shell beans, harvest when pods turn dark red with a yellow background. Flambo is excellent fresh, frozen, or canned. Also makes a fine dry bean. Darker red pods, and a few days later than Tongue of Fire. Avg. 800 seeds/lb. Packet: 100 seeds.




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CULTURE: Choose well-drained soil with a pH above 6.0. After the last frost date sow seeds directly into the garden soil about 2" apart, 1" deep, in rows 20–36" apart. Optimum soil temperature for germination is 70–90°F (21–32°C). Plant when daytime soil temperatures average at least 60°F (16°C), or risk poor germination. Inoculants can increase yields. For a continuous supply make successive sowings every 2–3 weeks through midsummer. Do not thin. Dark-colored seeds germinate better in cool soil than white seeds.
Plow under or remove and compost bean straw in the fall to hasten destruction of most disease organisms. For sclerotinia white mold control, plant at wider row spacing to promote drying of plant leaves and soil. Practice a three-year crop rotation, preferably into corn or grain crops. All our fresh shell bean seeds are Halo-Blight free.
Mexican bean beetles can be controlled with pyrethrin or azadirachtin.
HARVEST: Harvest regularly to encourage new pod set. Ready to pick when beans are plump inside pods.
Store at 40°F (5°C) and 90% relative humidity for 7–10 days.
Italian: 1 lb./150', 10 lb./1,000', 145 lb./acre at 3' between rows. French: 1 lb./300', 5 lb./1,000', 72 lb./acre.
SEED SPECS: SEEDS/LB.: Italian: avg. 850. French: avg. 2,200.
PACKET: Italian and French: 100 seeds, sows 14'.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Phaseolus vulgaris
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
75 shell; 95 dry
Life Cycle
Plants can be Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grow year after year), Tender Perennials (grow year after year in warmer climates; and in some cases when given special protection in colder climates), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits.<br>Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated