Bean – Great Northern


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50 Seeds per pack

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(a.k.a. Montana White, White Marrow) (Phaseolus vulgaris) 65-90 days.     Dry Bean    Great Northern was obtained from a Hidatsa Indian, Son of Star, by Oscar H. Will in the early 1880s, this heirloom bean seed is a long-time staple for soups and baked beans. The Great Northern Heirloom Bush Bean’s hardy dark green 24-26″ plants, set forth great yields of 4-6″ pods, bearing 5-6 long white seeds, with excellent flavor and hearty texture. The Great Northern beans are more tender and cook up faster than Navy Beans. Grows very well in the Midwest and the North. High in nutrients. Drought resistant.

Planting Instructions for Great Northern Bean Seeds

Sow Heirloom / Open Pollinated Great Northern beans 1-2″ deep, 2-6″ apart, in rows 18-36″ apart, in full sun after danger of frost. Soaking bean seeds in water 1-2 hours before planting speeds germination. Germination occurs in 4-16 days in soil 60-85°F. Provide support for heirloom pole bean varieties. For heirloom snap beans, harvest when beans are 3-6″ long. For dry beans, leave pods on plants until pods are dry, brown, and crisp, and beans are hard and rattle in pod, if more drying is needed when danger of frost has arrived, pick pods or pull entire plant and hang upside down to dry further.


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