Bean – October


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50 Seeds per pack

(Phaseolus vulgaris) 85 – 90 days.    Dry Bean    October Bean is a Native American bean variety which dates back to the 1830s, grown by the Cherchei Nation in Tennessee. The October Heirloom Bush Bean is a beautiful white bean with lovely maroon wren’s egg markings. This October Bean strain comes from a Cherokee Indian descendant. A very prolific bean variety, a great staple for those long winter months! Stores well.

Planting Instructions for October Bean Seeds

Sow 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. Bean 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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