Bean, Kidney, Light Red (Phaseolus vulgaris) - 20 Seeds

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Light Red Kidney Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris) - 20 Seeds

•American grown seeds
•Thrives in heat
•USDA Zones: 3-12

Early, light red kidney bean with a smooth, mild flavor. Likes to take on the flavor of spices and other ingredients during cooking. Nice yield on medium sized bush that is well adapted to growing in different regions.

Health Benefits:
This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Protein, Vitamin A, Thiamine, Riboflavin, Iron, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium and Manganese.

Growing Instructions:
Two weeks after the last frost of the season, sow the seeds 1" deep in a light, well-draining soil that is at least 60°. You’ll want to give about 12" of space between the plants. While growing, the plant should have 2 1/2 inches of water a week. The plants can grow to be up to 3 feet tall, so they may benefit from having a source of support, such as a pole or trellis. Although edamame beans are practically immune to many small pests, animals such as rabbits and dears like nibbling on them, so it would be a good idea to protect the plants with something like a bird net. You can pick the pods when they are plump and still green in color; waiting until they turn yellow will give them a flavor similar to lima beans. This plant loves sun; place in a sunny location with well-drained soil. Sow seeds every two weeks for consistent harvesting. After 10 days, the plants should poke through the soil.

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