Borlotto Dry Bean

Borlotto Cranberry Bush Bean

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    Open Pollinated.
    • 90-110 days. Bush type. 20" tall plants.
    •  One of the classic beans of Italian soups. A velvety texture and delicious brown broth make this the bean of choice for pasta fazooli. 
    • There are many strains of cranberry bean we find this the best. 
    • Seeds have a tan background with markings of red and deep brown. 
    • Use both fresh and dry shell.
    Planting Directions:  Direct sow in spring after frost danger has passed and soil temperature is a minimum of 60°, 70° is optimum. Plant 1”to 2” deep, 4-6” apart.  Cultivate soil incorporating compost or a low nitrogen general purpose fertilizer.  Keep soil moist until seed germinates, after that water moderately and regularly until harvest.  Provide trellis for pole beans; bush beans do not need a trellis. After each picking water deep to prolong production.