Santa Maria Pinquito Bean

Santa Maria Pinquito Bean

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    Phaseolus vulgaris Open Pollinated. Heirloom. 
    • 90 days. 
    • Semi-bush; provide light support when well irrigated.  
    • Vigorous vines are loaded with pods containing small blocky pink beans.  
    • Rare & unusual. Distinct tender skinned beans with a creamy texture that does not break up during cooking.  
    • These beans have been cultivated and used for the famed Santa Maria barbecues since the early 1800's.  
    • Use as dry shell.  We at Nichols think it makes the finest chili we have ever tasted.
    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.