Taylor Dwarf Horticultural Shell Bean Seed
Taylor Dwarf Horticultural shell bean seed is an open pollinated shelly bean. (68 days to shell) It's sometimes called Speckled Bays, this bush shell bean has been a traditional heirloom favorite since before 1800, producing cream-colored pods early. Pretty cream color seed with red stripes.The plants are semi-runner type, fourteen to eighteen inches long. It does well in cool climates. They are ready to shell when carmine-red splashes appear on them. Shell right after picking, boil until tender (30–45 minutes) and mix with olive oil, chopped garlic and parsley for a late summer treat. They are good early as a snap bean but generally used as green shell beans.
'Taylor's Dwarf Horticultural' bean dates back to the early 1800s and is reported to have been brought to the United States from Italy. 100 seed per pack sows a 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 24-30" 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°.
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