50 Seeds per pack
(Phaseolus vulgaris) 95 days. Dry Bean Small Red has a distinctive spicy flavor and is the best bean for chili. These beans are preferred in soups, stews, salads, and creole dishes because they hold their shape and texture during cooking. Small Reds are smaller than kidney beans and high yielding.
Planting Instructions for Small Red Bean Seeds
Sow Heirloom / Open Pollinated Small Red 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.