This bush bean variety has been handed down for generations from seed savers and farmers. In that same fashion, we received the bean from a farmer friend in Valley Center where we then produced organic seeds on our certified farm.
Bean, Bush Jacob’s Cattle Bean ORGANIC
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Jacob’s Cattle bean is a stunning bean with red speckles. This bush bean variety has been handed down for generations from seed savers and farmers. In that same fashion, we received the bean from a farmer friend in Valley Center where we then produced organic seeds on our certified farm. Sometimes it is called trout or appaloosa bean. We love to cook it with herbs from the garden to make tasty bean soup.
Suggested Planting Requirements: Legumes like a well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Plants should be watered lightly at the time of planting, medium at flowering and heavily throughout harvest time. Despite the warning against transplanting your beans, on our farm we almost always start our seeds in the greenhouse and plant them out. This allows for perfect spacing on our small farm. Depending on your preference you may start indoors for short-season growing, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 48F, after the last frost. If you plant them too soon in cold soil, your seeds will likely rot. Soak beans for 24 hours before planting for expedited germination.
Growing Recommendations: Avoid overhead watering to prevent diseases. The more you pick, the more beans the plant will produce. Checking the plant every few days is a good practice. Space the plants 6- 8″ to provide ample airflow and prevent fungal issues. For bush bean varieties, succession planting every 2 weeks will ensure a constant supply of beans for the summer months.
Harvesting & Storage: Pick regularly to extend the harvest period. When you have enough beans harvested you can let the remaining beans mature and dry on the vine to use as shell beans. Fresh pole beans freeze well.
|Days to Germination:||5-10 +|
|Days to Maturity:||65-70+|
|Height at Maturity:||5’-7’|
|Lighting Requirements:||Full Sun|
Package Weight: 9 gram
Approximate seed count per packet: 30 seeds
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|Dimensions||5.00 × 0.10 × 3.00 in|
1lb, 1/2 lb, Packet