Tasty fresh or dried! Painted Pony Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is a productive, dual purpose variety from Mexico. Stringless pods are harvested early for fresh eating or allowed to mature and used dry in soups. One of the best! (60 days for snaps, 80 days for dry) 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.