50 Seeds per pack
(Phaseolus vulgaris) Dry Bean 70(shell) – 90(dry) days. Vermont Cranberry is a popular New England heirloom bean dating back to the 1800s, when it was a major staple throughout the long winters of the North East. The Vermont Cranberry Heirloom/Open-Pollinated Bean is lovely dry bean the color and shape of a cranberry, a beautiful rosy-maroon color with darker stripes/speckles. Bush type plants, with 5-6 seeds per pod, are high yielding, hardy, and reliable, doing great in shorter season climates. The Vermont Cranberry has a unique sweet flavor, and is easy to shell. Makes an excellent shell or dry bean.
Planting Instructions for Vermont Cranberry Bean Seeds
Sow Heirloom / Open Pollinated Vermont Cranberry 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.