Seeds - Bean, Dragon Tongue (Romano Bush) OG
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Description: Marvelously crunchy and succulent with pleasant, mild flavour. Wide pods with purple/cream stripes should be harvested when they are 6 - 8" long. Pods turn yellow when cooked.
Pack Size: 50 seeds
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Alternative Names: Dragon's Tongue Bean
Main Uses: Culinary
Days to Maturity: 55 days fresh, 95 days shell
Exposure: Full sun
Height: Bush habit
Certified Organic: USDA Certified Organic
Germination: 7 - 14 days at 22ºC. Temperatures below 15ºC will result in seed-rot.
Outdoors: Direct-seed once all risk of frost has passed. 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 the first true set of leaves has developed.
Growing in Containers: May be grown in raised beds or very large planters, such as barrels.
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.