Seeds - Art Pack - Bean, Red Swan Bush OG
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Description: A unique stringless snap bean with an eye-catching red hue! Deep rose-purple pods are flat, like a Romano bean, with rich hearty flavour. Beans turn bright green when cooked. This variety, developed by crossing a purple snap bean with a pinto bean, was bred by Minnesota bean breeder Robert Lobitz. 4-6" pods
Artwork by Kathleen Marcotte. Inspired by Lobitz's saying, Kathleen highlights the bean's gemstone beauty in this digital depiction of Red Swan Bean. Look closely and you'll see that jewels and gemstones adorn the clusters of rose-dusted bean pods.
Pack Size: 25 seeds
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Days to Maturity: 54 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: Bush habit
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7 - 14 days at 18ºC.
Outdoors: Direct-seed once all risk of frost has passed or a bit earlier as this variety is said to tolerate cooler soils than other bean varieties. Sow successive plantings every 2 - 3 weeks to ensure a continual harvest.
Planting Depth: 1”.
Spacing: Sow seeds 2 - 3" apart in rows 15 - 24” apart. Thin to 4 - 6” once first true set of leaves has developed.
Mixed Planters: Not suited to mixed planters.
Garden Companions: Beets, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, corn, eggplant, potato, radishes, kale, lettuce, peas, potatoes, Swiss chard, and strawberry.
Plants to Avoid: All members of the allium family (onions, leeks, garlic, scallions) and Kohlrabi inhibit growth in beans. Sunflowers will compete for light.
Pest/Disease Issues: Aphids can be washed off plants with a hard stream of water.
Harvesting: Harvest early and often to increase yields. Remove over-sized beans to maintain pod production.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.