Bean, De Martini

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Quick facts

  • Rare variety
  • Heirloom
  • Typically eaten as a green or shelling bean

Phaseolus vulgaris

90 days for dry, pole bean. A rare pole bean variety given to us by the De Martini family of Idaho.  Heirloom originally from Italy, came with the De Martini family to Idaho via California in the early 1900s.  Best when picked small, eat them as green beans or let the fresh beans plump up a bit for shelly beans.  We love the look of these seeds!

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

6-17 d.





Direct sow 1" deep after all danger of frost has passed. In row spacing is 3" with 8" between rows. Soaking seeds for 2-4 hours can hasten germination time. Planting with bean specific bacterial inoculum may help boost yields, especially if planting where beans have not grown before. Trellis required.

Seed specs:

Packet size:  1/2 oz., ~30 beans