Jacob's Cattle Dry Bean Seed Organic
Jacob’s Cattle Dry Bean is a certified organic and open pollinated heirloom from New England that may have originated with Native Americans in the Southwest. Gets its name from the biblical story of Jacob and the spotted cattle. Its dark red speckles on a white background are said to look like the cattle’s markings. If harvested earlier, the kidney-shaped beans make superb shelly beans. 8 ounce pack sows approximately 125 ft.
Dry Bean Culture: In conditions of high nitrogen fertility some bush beans may develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3–4 seeds/ft in rows 24–30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent fungal diseases.
Harvest shell beans when the beans are plump inside pods. For dry beans allow pods to dry on the vine until pressing the beans with your fingernail leaves no indentation. If heavy rains threaten just before maturity, pull plants by the roots and hang them in a dry place to finish or pick pods, shell and finish drying indoors.