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Heirloom Pole Beans

Mama's Cannellini

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Heirloom Pole Beans

Mama's Cannellini

Classic Minestrone bean, a.k.a. fagioli or haricot blanc. Shiny white beans prized for smooth, meaty texture and dense, nutty flavor. Vitamin rich ...
Classic Minestrone bean, a.k.a. fagioli or haricot blanc. Shiny white beans prized for smooth, meaty texture and dense, nutty flavor. Vitamin rich with high protein and fiber. Savor in soups and stews.

Harvesting, Winnowing And Storing Dried Beans
Seed Count: 60 - 65 / Weight: 18 gms
$ 3.99

START SEEDS OUTDOORS

Don’t plant too early; cold conditions prevent good bean germination. In late spring, when nights are securely above 55°F (13°C), sow in fertile soil in full sun. Erect strong stakes or trellis to support vines. Plant seeds 1 inch deep and 4 inches apart along a trellis or fence. For tripods, sow 4 to 6 seeds about 4 in. from each pole, then thin seedlings to 3 best plants per pole.

 

GROWING NOTES

If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away; new seedlings catch up quickly. Bean seedlings are tempting treats to birds; watch carefully and protect with netting if necessary.

 

HARVEST AND USE

When the beans are hard and smooth inside dry and leathery pods, harvest the whole crop at once, or, if frost or excessive rain threatens, pull entire plants and finish drying in a sheltered spot. Shell out the completely dry beans by hand or put whole pods in a pillowcase and whack it on the ground to “spill the beans” from pods. Put cleaned, shelled beans in freezer for 3 to 4 days to eliminate any insects, then store in glass jars in a cool dry place.

NOTE: freshly grown dry beans will cook faster than store bought ones. Soak overnight first, then cook up with a bay leaf, garlic and savory herbs.

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
March - June
Full sun
4 inches apart
1 inch deep
7 - 10 days
85 - 92 dried

Cold Winters

Mild Winters

Sun/Shade

Sow Seeds

Days to Germinate

Days to Harvest

May - June
March - June
Full sun
4 inches apart
1 inch deep
7 - 10 days
85 - 92 dried

Cold Winters

May - June

Mild Winters

March - June

Sun/Shade

Full sun

Sow Seeds

4 inches apart
1 inch deep

Days to Germinate

7 - 10 days

Days to Harvest

85 - 92 dried

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