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  • Excellent flavour
  • Easy to grow
  • Easy to harvest
  • Open pollinated seeds

This is the classic heirloom strain of Red Kidney bean, perfect for chili, soups, or refritos, and growing into productive, upright, non-sprawling plants. Our Dark Red Kidney bean seeds are deep, rich burgundy in colour. Dark Red Kidney beans are very easy to grow, harvest, and cook with. They make a fun project to do with kids, as one seed pack will produce up to ten pounds of finished dry beans. Hardy 60cm (24″) bush plants produce copious inedible pods that stand up well to autumn rains. Inside each pod are five dark red kidney beans that can be cooked or saved for planting next season.

Matures in 90-100 days. (Open-pollinated-seeds)

Phaseolus vulgaris
Family: Fabaceae


Season & Zone
Season: Warm season.
Exposure: Full-sun.
Zone: All zones.

Sow as early as possible for beans, around mid-May, so plants can mature before wet weather sets in. Optimal soil temperature: 21-32°C (70-90°F).

Sow seeds 2-5cm (1-2″) deep, 5-8cm (2-3″) apart, in rows 45-60cm (18-24″) apart. Thin to at least 15cm (6″) apart in each row. If the weather is too wet, beans can also be started in pots indoors and set out carefully a few weeks later. Seeds will sprout in 8-16 days, depending on conditions.

Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Well drained, warm soil in full sun is best. Raised beds help with both drainage and warmth. Use 1 cup of complete organic fertilizer for every wm (10′) of row. Too much nitrogen fertilizer is often the cause of poor pod set and delayed maturity. If beans flower but do not set pods, the cause can be zinc deficiency. Try spraying the plants with kelp based fertilizer. Wet leaves on crowded plants are subject to diseases. Thin plants to increase air circulation and avoid touching the leaves while they are wet.

Stop all watering when the first pods start drying out. Harvest when the seedpods are straw coloured. Pull the plants up by the roots and hang to dry. To shell the beans bash them back and forth inside a bag or pillowcase. Or shell them individually by hand. Do not pick until pods are dry. The beans themselves can then be set somewhere out of direct sunlight, where air movement is good, for a further week to insure even dryness.

Diseases & Pests
Cutworms and root maggots can attack seeds and seedlings. Allowing for good air circulation between plants, and taking care not to over fertilize can slow foliar disease, both fungal and bacterial. When thinning your seedlings try to keep enough space in between for air circulation to reduce disease incidence.

Companion Planting
Beans fix nitrogen in the soil. Plant with Brassicas, carrots, celery, chard, corn, cucumber, eggplant, peas, potatoes, radish, and strawberries. Avoid planting near chives, garlic, leeks, and onions. Pole beans and beets stunt each other’s growth.

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