Soldier Dry Bean Seed
Our Soldier dry bean seed is an open pollinated heirloom grown in Maine. (89 days) Hardy 18" high plants produce heavy yields of pods each containing 6 kidney- shaped white beans with the characteristic dark maroon "soldier" on the eye. Easy to grow, especially in cool climates, and drought resistant. A mainstay of the New England Saturday night baked bean suppers. Excellent in stews and baking. 100 seeds per pack sows 25 ft row.
Bean Culture: Legumes have moderate fertility needs. Excessive nitrogen may induce some varieties to develop vines in moist hot weather. Tender, will not survive frost. Plant 3-4 seeds/ft in rows 24 to 30" apart. Pick frequently for maximum yields, but avoid disturbing foliage in wet weather to prevent spread of fungal diseases. White-seeded beans usually don't germinate as well as dark-seeded. Minimum germination soil temperature 60°. Optimal range 60-80°. Optimal temperature 77°. Emergence takes only 8 days at 77°. Produce 97% normal seedlings at 77°, but only 47% at 86°.