Lina Sisco's Bird Egg - BUSH ( Phaseolus vulgaris ) Heirloom,Non Gmo, Organic

Beans/annual

$ 2.93 

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Bush bean
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

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.

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. 

 Well-known as a powerhouse of nutrition, beans can also be a foundation for imaginative dishes. Abundant with soluble fiber, they combine well with grains. They are virtually fat-free, have no cholesterol and are a good source of vitamins. The mild flavor makes them perfect partners with sandwiches and main dishes.60 days. Vermont Cranberry Bean - Phaseolus vulgaris. 

 Plant produces good yields of flavorful bean. Excellent for soups and baking.

 Why should I eat cranberry beans?

The benefits of cranberry beans are numerous - each half-cup serving (cooked) provides close to 40% of your daily fiber, 10 grams of protein, as well as iron and calcium. Their protein and fiber content makes them a filling addition to any meal and a welcome complement to your healthy diet.

.How to prepare them 

 To prepare cooked cranberry beans, be sure to soak them overnight, then drain and rinse. Add 1 cup of cranberry beans to 4 cups of water and bring to a boil. Simmer for 1 hour before serving.

High Germination Rate

Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed and soil and air temperatures have warmed.   

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