Santa Maria Pinquito Bean
Regular price $3.25
- 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.