Dwarf Horticultural Bush Bean - Heirloom, Non-GMO Seeds
This dwarf horticultural bush bean is an oldie but a goodie, dating back to the early 1800s. Grown mainly as a fresh shelling bean, the pods can also be eaten when they are small and tender. These beautiful bean pods start bright green then develop magenta coloured flecks and pale yellow-white skin as they mature. The bean seeds have a wonderful creamy, nutty flavour.
Eat the shelled beans fresh, frozen or canned. The dried beans are easily extract from their pods for winter storage.
Days to Maturity 65
Packet Contains 50 Seeds
Growing Bush Beans - Benefits and Instructions
Benefits of Growing Bush Beans
- Faster to grow to maturity than pole beans, do not require support
- Legumes are light feeders and fix nitrogen into the soil
- Nutritional Profile - high in fibre, antioxidants like Vitamin C, quercetin
- Dry beans store very well
- Use in: Salads, steamed vegetable as a green bean or harvest bean seeds for storage
Use maturity days as an indicator. Harvest once the beans are smooth, firm and crisp. Keep plants constantly picked to ensure a fresh supply. Bean formation in the pod is a sure sign of over-maturity.
Beans are best pickled for off grid storage or stored dry in jars after the bean seeds are harvested
Excellent companion for most vegetables except the onion family, basil, fennel, kohlrabi.