Bobis D'Albenga Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris

$4.95

25 seeds
55 days. Great tasting green snap beans with gorgeous purple streaked pods. We think these are the best streaked green beans because they sport great flavor and remain crunchy and tender, not tough, even after pods are more mature. Plants are bushy, vigorous and have some resistance to Common Bean Mosaic Virus. An Italian Heirloom, we originally acquired the seeds during our trip as delegates to Italy for Slow Food’s Terra Madre event. Tasty eaten raw in the garden, in salads, and cooked. We love to live-ferment these beans or lightly sautéed with garlic, ginger, and toasted sesame seeds. Purple color will fade with pickling and cooking. HOJ

Sow bean seeds outside 5/15-7/15 (after soil temp has reached at least 60 °). Sow seeds 1” deep, 3” apart in rows 15” apart. Protect seedlings from slugs/snails (use caffeinated coffee grounds or organic phosphate based slug bait). Days to germination: 6-16. Protect plants from groundhogs & deer. Beans perform best if the seeds are inoculated with Bean Inoculant at planting time.