Tasty fresh, canned or frozen! Calima Bush Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) yield an abundance of 5- to 7-inch, emerald green pods on compact plants. For best flavor, harvest pods when about the thickness of a pencil. (50-55 days) Learn How to Grow Beans here.
Each packet contains approximately 40-60 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
Plant directly into rich, fast draining soil in spring after the soil has warmed. Sow 1 inch deep and 2-4 inches apart in rows 18-24 inches apart. Soaking 1-2 hours prior to planting will speed germination. Thin when seedlings emerge so that bush varieties are 5 to 6 inches apart; pole varieties 6 to 8 inches apart.
Pick often to keep plants productive; when harvesting immature pods you encourage new blossoms to form. Look for firm, sizable pods and pinch off with your thumbnail and fingers.