Lina Sisco's Bird Egg - BUSH BEAN , Heirloom,Non Gmo,
Bush bean ( Phaseolus vulgaris )
Tan beans with maroon markings
This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States.
LINA SISCO`S BIRD EGG DRY BEAN - CERTIFIED ORGANIC
85 days - Brought to Missouri by covered wagon in the 1880's, these large tan and burgundy seeds are a great horticultural variety. This bush-type bean will reliably produce an excellent crop grown either as a green shelling or dry bean.
- Popular in Italian cooking , these beans have a mild, sweet and nutty flavor and satisfyingly creamy texture. This makes them a perfect ingredient in salads, soups, stews, spreads (hummus, anyone?), dips and other dishes.
- LINA SISCO`S BIRD BEAN can be harvest young as a green bean or allowed to dry
High Germination Rate
Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed.
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.
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.
Beans have been a staple food in cuisine throughout the world for thousands of years. Archaeologists have discovered beans in ancient Egyptian tombs and in ruins of Native American habitats in the Southwestern United States.