Early Riser Bean Seeds 812

$3.65

Certified Biodynamic and Organic

Extremely early Romano-type pole bean. Flat, green 8-10 in. long pods on vigorous vines up to 6-10 ft. Young pods are a real treat fresh, steamed or chopped into a stir-fry. Does well in northern climates with a long harvesting season from early summer to frost. We like them straight off the vine!

≈60 seeds/oz.

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Description

Early Riser Bean Seeds

Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris

Family: Pea

Type: Hardy Annual

Native Range: Lower 48 States, Pacific Basin, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Hardiness Zones: 5 and 13; beans are not hardy and will die with light frost, however Early Riser has some cold tolerance;

Soil Requirements: Warm and well-drained; slightly acidic pH [6.5 – 6.8];

Light Preference: Full sun

Water: Moderate

Days until Germination: 8-16 days

Sowing: Soak beans for 2-6 hours before planting. Sow directly into ground 2″- 3″ deep once soil is warm and last frost is past—roughly two weeks.

Plant Spacing: Pole beans need support of a trellis or fence. Plant early riser bean seeds 2″ to 3″ deep, 5″ to 6″ apart, in rows 4′ apart within an inch or two of the trellis or pole. For a tepee method, plant 6 to 7 seeds around each pole.

Plant Height: Climbing. (Usually between 6′-10′).

Harvest: 65-85 days; harvest young beans when they are about 8 to 10 inches long; continually harvest to encourage future growth and production ;

Grows Well With: Carrots, cauliflower, beets, cucumbers, cabbage, small amounts of leek and celeriac, marigolds, corn, summer savory, radishes

Grows Poorly With: Garlic, shallots, chives, gladiolus, kohlrabi, sunflower, beets

Potential Problems: Mexican bean beetles; bean weevils; lack of support for stalk; sclerotinia white mold;

Uses & Cooking Suggestions: Early Riser pole beans can be enjoyed steamed or sautéed, in pastas or stir-fries, and even straight off the vine.

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Size

S = 1 oz, L = 4 oz

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