This Italian heirloom variety produces an abundance of red-spotted buff-yellow pods, up to 12 cm long, containing 5-6 white grains streaked with red-violet. The plants are sturdy, erect, and about twenty four inches in height. The best time to harvest the beans to enjoy their taste is when the pods have reached 5 inches long. Organic seeds.
Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Plant Life Cycle: annual
Optimal Germination Temperature: 16C
Germination time in days: 4-10 days
Indicative Days to maturity: 65 days
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil requirement: Average, well-drained soil.
Sowing and cultivation: Start indoors 2-3 weeks before last frost. or Sow outdoors from May to July 2.5 cm deep and 7-10 cm apart around poles, trellis, or fence when danger of frost has passed and soil temperature is over 16C. A strong, sturdy trellis such as a fence panel to support the plant foliage is recommended.