The Borlotti Bush Bean is an old Italian heirloom, also known as the Cranberry Bean. With its vibrant crimson streaks, the beautiful pods are easy to spot in the garden. Can be eaten as a green bean, or dried and used like its relative the kidney bean.
- Easy to grow
- High in fiber
- Matures quickly—55 days
- Also good as a dried bean
SEED PLANTING TIPS
- Botanical name: Phaseolus vulgaris
- Depth to plant seeds: 1" deep
- Spacing between plants: 4" apart
- Spacing between rows: 18"-24" apart
- Days to germinate (sprout): 5-10 days
- Germination soil temps: 70F-85F
- Soil needs: 6.0-7.0 pH
- Sun needs: Full sun
- Frost hardy: No
- Planting season: Spring, summer, fall
- # of plants per sq. ft.: Appx. 4 plants per sq. ft.
- Days to maturity: 50-55 days
Click here to view our full Bean grow guide.
Good companion plants: Cucumber, Pea, Rosemary, Thyme, Tomato
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