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Heirloom Great Northern Shell Bean Seeds | Grow Great Northern Shell Bean


 
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The Great Northern Shell Bean is traditionally credited to Oscar Will, who claims to have obtained it from a Hidatsa Indian in the late 1800s.

Faster to cook than Navy Beans, the Great Northern Shell Bean is succulent and easy to cook. Used in households throughout the world, this heavy yielding bean grows on robust bushes.


Average: 92 days


Detailed planting instructions:


Beans are generally direct seeded in the garden. The most important point to remember about growing green beans is not to plant them too early. They will rot in cool, damp soil. To get an earlier start, you can put down black plastic to warm the soil.

When bush beans begin producing they often come in all at once. Staggered planting, every 2 weeks, will keep your bush beans going longer. Beans like a moderately rich soil with a slightly acidic pH of about 6.0 to 6.2.

They prefer a loose, moist soil. Plant after all danger of frost is past.

Plant bush beans in either rows or blocks, with 4-6 inches between each seed. Plant the seeds 1-2 inches deep and be sure to water the soil immediately and regularly, until it sprouts.

HARVESTING

Harvesting beans is an ongoing process. You can start to harvest anytime, but gardeners usually wait until the beans begin to firm up and can be snapped. They are generally about as think as a pencil then. Don’t wait too long, because beans can become overgrown and tough almost overnight. Harvest by gently pulling each bean from the vine or by snapping off the vine end, if you are going to be using the beans right away.

SAVING SEEDS

It is a suggested that you earmark a couple of plants at the beginning of the season for seed saving. Don’t pick ANY pods from them to eat - just pick the crisp brown pods at the end of the season. Don’t feed them, or water them unless it is very dry - as this can encourage leafy growth rather than pod development. There is no point in picking green pods as the seeds are not mature enough at this stage.
Features
  • Comes in E-Z Lock resealable, reusable triple-layered foil packets
  • Seeds are open pollinated and can be grown, harvested, and replanted endlessly
  • Dried & sealed airtight for long-term storage
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beans July 10, 2014
Reviewer: Natalie Tyndall from Springtown, TX United States  
My bean sprouts are about 6 inches tall and looking very nice.

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Heirloom Seeds July 2, 2014
Reviewer: SRH2767 from Trenton, IL United States  
I bought a couple packets of seeds to see how they would do compared to the store bought brands and they are awesome!  Everything I grow is a vibrant, healthy plant!  I am an experienced gardener, and I even worked in the green house at Home Depot for 3 years, and these seeds are the best I've ever planted.  The packaging is also outstanding, in that the seeds are packed in Mylar and the seeds can be stored for up to 5 years!

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Quality and Packaging June 20, 2014
Reviewer: Steve Gregg from Kodak, TN United States  
Just received my order of beans, and what impressed me most - besides the rapid shipping - was the packaging; e.g., a foil pouch instead of a paper envelope!  Wow!

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Great Seeds June 16, 2014
Reviewer: Rick from Oceanside, CA United States  
I love these seeds. I am watching them grow and am glad that I do not have the GMO worries.

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seeds June 5, 2014
Reviewer: Teresa Davis from Waitsburg, WA United States  
Everything arrived very nicely packaged and appears to be in excellent condition

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