Mayflower Bean

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Phaseolus vulgaris

100 days. This heirloom bean arrived in North America in the 1620s. Sponsored by the Slow Food Ark of Taste to promote the preservation of this highly adaptable variety. Climbing vines need trellising. Eat as a green or dry bean.

How to grow it: 

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.

Seed specs:

Packet size: 1.2 oz.

Germ%: 99