Calima Bush

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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, usually 50-55 days. Here are our best tips on How to Grow Beans, too!

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.