Bean Bush Dry Tiger's Eye Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Bean Bush Dry Tiger's Eye Organic HEIRLOOM Seeds

Phaseolus vulgaris

Item #3142

Striking colors make this dried bean an intriguing variety. Its versatility and superiority in the kitchen make it a gardeners’ must-have. Produces well in a broad range of conditions. Harvest as a snap bean before the seeds swell, as a shell bean, or dry and produce gold and maroon beans. The dried beans are prized for their creamy texture and skins that dissolve with cooking. Days to harvest: snap: 55; shelling: 65–75; dried: 85–95.

This packet sows one 9-foot row.

Days to Emerge:
4-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
1 seed
every 4"

Row Spacing:
18" - 24"

Not required

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 1 to 2 weeks after average last frost, and when soil temperature is 65ºF or warmer. Successive Sowings for fresh beans: Every 7 to 14 days up to 60 days before first fall frost.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Harvesting: For fresh snap beans: Tiger’s Eye beans are ready to pick when the pod “snaps” or breaks in half cleanly. This is when the seeds have just begun to form and the pods are 4" long. Hold the stem with one hand, and the pod with the other hand to avoid pulling off branches, which may continue to produce. Harvest regularly to encourage fresh snap bean production. For shelling beans: (Also called “Shelly beans”) Harvest beans when pods are leathery but not papery and beans are moist. Wait 2 to 3 weeks longer than snap beans for harvest. For dry beans: Allow beans to dry on the vine until 90% of their leaves have dropped, pods are papery, and your fingernail does not leave an indent. Wait 6 weeks longer than snap beans for harvest. At season’s end, plants are nitrogen-rich compost material if disease free.

Artist: Susan Rubin

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