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This variety is the quintessential Italian shelling bean. Often used in minestrone soup, bean stew, mashed with herbs over toast and more. They are a must-grow tasty, plump bean.
Beans may be harvested anytime for fresh shelling beans after their pods have filled out. Leave pods to dry and harvest dry beans at the end of the season. Fresh beans are white with pink mottling. Beans darken to a lovely beige with purple stripes and speckling when fully dry.
This is an indeterminate bean variety that requires a tall trellis to support its sprawling growth. Consider growing over an archway for ease of harvest.
Sow beans 1 to 2 weeks before the average last frost date. Check out my Seed Starting Calculator for specific planting dates for your area.
Harvest when beans have filled out within the pods. To harvest dry beans, leave pods on the vines until fully dry.
Planting depth: 1 inch
Spacing: 3 to 4 inches apart
Provide a good support structure, as vines are indeterminate and will grow long and abundant.
Days to Maturity: 90-100
Price: $5.25 each
Packet: 40 seeds
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