Bean, Bush Dry, 'Lina Sisco's Bird Egg'
*Ark of Taste Heirloom*
A family heirloom from one of the six original members of the Seed Savers Exchange (now the largest public participation heirloom seed organization in the world). These beans are said to have been brought by Lina’s grandmother to Missouri by covered wagon in the 1880s. Delicious smooth texture and rich flavor for soups or on their own. Terrific variety to freeze as shelly beans for wonderful winter meals! Horticultural type.
85 days. UO
Packet: 1oz (~60 seeds)
Product Code: BEA-LC-pkt
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Direct seed after the last frost date when soil has warmed.
Note: Beans prefer well-drained, warm soil.
6 seeds per linear foot, 2-3" between plants, in rows 15-18" apart.
5-10 days @ soil temp 65-90F
Full sun to part shade
Low to average. Beans prefer well-drained warm soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0.
Beans prefer warm soils and may rot at lower temperatures. This is particularly true for white seeded varieties. You love beans. Patience.
To increase yields in areas where beans have not previously been grown, use an inoculant to introduce rhizobia bacteria into the soil.
Allow pods to dry on plant before harvest.