Santa Maria Pinquito Bean

Santa Maria Pinquito Bean

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  • Phaseolus vulgaris Open Pollinated. 90 days. Heirloom.
  • 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. Recipes for Portuguese baked and barbecued bean recipes are found on our blog www.nicholsgardennursery.wordpress.com
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. We recommend using a legume inoculant when planting.