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Bobis D'Albenga Bean

Bobis D'Albenga Bean

Botanical Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

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# of seeds per packet: 25 seeds

Description

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

Growing

 Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

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.

 Harvest:

Harvest young pods frequently while still thin and tender. Pods left to mature will become tough.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Beans are an easy seed saving crop. They will not cross with other bean species and tend to self-pollinate. 10-20 ft between bean varieties is often good enough, 50 feet isolation distance is ideal. Minimum population size: 10 plants. Allow seeds to mature on the plants (pods will become tan and dry). Save seeds only from the best plants. Clean seed as a dry-seeded crop.

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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

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Growing

 Growing Instructions (for USDA Zone 5b):

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.

 Harvest:

Harvest young pods frequently while still thin and tender. Pods left to mature will become tough.

 Seed Saving Instructions for gardeners:

Beans are an easy seed saving crop. They will not cross with other bean species and tend to self-pollinate. 10-20 ft between bean varieties is often good enough, 50 feet isolation distance is ideal. Minimum population size: 10 plants. Allow seeds to mature on the plants (pods will become tan and dry). Save seeds only from the best plants. Clean seed as a dry-seeded crop.

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