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A high yielding, all-purpose variety! Introduced in 1897 by Peter Henderson and Company, Jacob’s Cattle Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) is an exceptional heirloom that’s sweet and meaty. Good for baking! (53 days) Learn about Growing Beans here.
Each packet contains approximately 4o-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.