Eye Of The Goat Bean Seed, also knows as, Ojo de Cabra Bean

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Heirloom Eye Of The Goat Bean Seed. Ojo de Cabra Bean Seed This heirloom is a dry shell variety that can also be used as a snap bean, just pick it early, when the pods start to plump, as you would any snap bean. Plump, taupe colored beans with a distinctive "Goat Eye" stripe are sweet flavored and smooth textured. Sturdy vines give good yields. Harvest Eye Of The Goat Bean early and cook as fresh snap or shell beans, or let fully mature for a dry bean. 55 days until harvest for fresh beans. Harvest as dry beans when the pod is dry and the bean can not easily be dented with your fingernail.
DO NOT plant them too early. They will rot in cool, damp soil.
Plants reach twenty to twenty four inches in height. Its white seeds are an excellent choice for baked beans or soups. More tender and cook more quickly than Navy Beans.
When bush beans begin producing they often come in all at once. Staggered planting, every 2 weeks, will keep your bush beans going longer. Beans like a moderately rich soil with a slightly acidic pH of about 6.0 to 6.2.

They prefer a loose, moist soil. Plant after all danger of frost is past.

Plant beans in either rows or blocks, with 4-6 inches between each seed. Plant the seeds 1-2 inches deep and be sure to water the soil immediately and regularly, until it sprouts.

HARVESTING

Harvesting beans is an ongoing process. You can start to harvest anytime, but gardeners usually wait until the beans begin to firm up and can be snapped. They are generally about as think as a pencil then. Don’t wait too long, because beans can become overgrown and tough almost overnight. Harvest by gently pulling each bean from the vine or by snapping off the vine end, if you are going to be using the beans right away.

SAVING SEEDS

It is a suggested that you earmark a couple of plants at the beginning of the season for seed saving. Don’t pick ANY pods from them to eat - just pick the crisp brown pods at the end of the season. Don’t feed them, or water them unless it is very dry - as this can encourage leafy growth rather than pod development. There is no point in picking green pods as the seeds are not mature enough at this stage.

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