Seeds - 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
Pack Size: 1 ounce
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.