Refugee bush beans

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Refugee bush beans

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$CAD 3.50
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Phaseolus vulgaris

Annual plant, open pollinated.

Bush bean. Dry bean. Snap bean.

Refugee bean, also known as "Red valentine: and "thousands for one" bean. 

This is a very old heirloom that is *incredibly* productive (thousands-for-one is barely an exaggeration ). It is believed to have been brought over to England by the French Huguenots, was commercially canned in Ontario in the early 1900s. It is a very early bush bean, and I can't praise it enough. It is an all purpose bean, used as a snap bean when young and great for baking as a dry bean. 

Great for short growing seasons like ours. 

Days to maturity: 80 days for dry beans.

40 seeds per pack. 

Seed starting:

For bush beans, pole beans and runner beans. 

Direct seed in your garden once all danger of frost has passed and the soil has warmed. Beans do not tolerate frost. Early June is when we plant around here. Sow seed about 1” deep. Darker coloured seeds tend to germinate better in cooler soils. 

Pole beans and runner beans need something to climb!