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Named after a Native American tribe from the Dakotas, Arikara Yellow Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is a living piece of the Old West. This rare heirloom has been identified as the same variety collected by Lewis and Clark in the early 1800s. Drought tolerant, hardy and very productive. (80-85 days)
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 blooms to form. Look for firm, sizable pods and pinch off with your thumbnail and fingers.