Bean, Blue Coco (Phaseolus vulgaris) - 30 Seeds

$1.85
French heirloom pole bean with likely primary origin in the Rio Coco area of Nicaragua and Honduras. With chocolate-colored seed coats, bluish-purple pods, and green leaves tinged with purple, vining Coco makes a handsome plant. Can serve as a snap, shell or dry bean. Slightly curved pods with tender strings flatten as they age. Mild and sweet with a pleasing meaty flavor and nutty aftertaste. Can be harvested at 3" as filet beans, remain tender to 5" without getting stringy. Pods turn green when blanched. Freezes well. Supposedly tolerant of both heat and drought, its production slacked off in hot dry weather, recovering upon the return of rain and more temperate nights.

•Heirloom
•Non-GMO
•Open Pollinated
•American grown seeds
•Matures in 50-60 days
•Zones 3-9

Growing Instructions:
Tender, will not survive frost. Plant seeds 3–4" apart in rows 24–30" apart after all danger of frost has passed and soil has warmed. Though it can be fun to grow “climbing” beans on tripods or sunflowers, many folks grow them on 6–8" fencing. Plant 3–4" apart along the fence. Alternative support, plant about 5 seeds to a tripod, or 2 seeds to a sunflower. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°; optimal range 60–80°. White-seeded beans are generally more sensitive to cold soil temps than dark-seeded varieties. Legumes have moderate fertility needs and can fix their own nitrogen.


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