Bean, Bush Dry, 'Rosso di Lucca'


*Ark of Taste Heirloom*
Years ago, when our son Rowan was barely able to ride in a bike seat, we spent a lovely afternoon bicycling around the renaissance-era walls of the beautiful northern Tuscan city of Lucca. It is from the plains surrounding the picturesque city that these speckled red-orange beans hail. With its designated Slow Food presidium, fagioli Rossa di Lucca is part of the local food landscape and featured in hearty faro and vegetable soups, pasta e fagioli, or just simply cooked and served with sage and good olive oil. Compact bushes yield early and heavy harvests of the striking rose-to-pink-to-orange beans with dark burgundy speckles. A versatile and beautiful dry bean for the winter pantry, well adapted to our PNW climate.
90 days. UO

Packet: 1oz (~60 seeds)

Product Code: BEA-RL-pkt

Availability:In stock

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Growing Info

SOWING:

Direct seed after the last frost date when soil has warmed. 

Note: Beans prefer well-drained, warm soil.

PLANTING DEPTH:

1"

SPACING:

6 seeds per linear foot, 2-3" between plants, in rows 15-18" apart.

EMERGENCE:

5-10 days @ soil temp 65-90F

LIGHT:

Full sun to part shade

FERTILITY:

Low to average. Beans prefer well-drained warm soil with a pH between 6.0-7.0.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:

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.