A great dual purpose garden bean, the Painted Pony has long thin pods that are stringless and good for snap beans. One of the best for soups, retains markings. Very productive. Bush habit. (60 days for snaps, 80 days for dry beans) CERTIFIED ORGANIC
Each packet contains approximately 50 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.