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Type: Vegetable
Seed #: 496   ( Edit )
Common Name: Beans - Borlotti
Latin Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Variety: Borlotti
Colour: red and cream
Temperature: 15C - 20C (59F - 68F) (Zone 2)
Blooms: July to August
Site: Full Sun
Height: 80cm - 120cm (31" - 47")
Spread: 55cm - 60cm (22" - 24")
Quantity: 30 Seeds
Price: $4.00
Plant these to encourage birds and butterflies to visit your garden frequently.
Attracts
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Certified Canada Organic


Temporarily out of stock
Beans - Borlotti


Notes: This vigorous producer is an Italian heirloom that produces colourful red and creams 5 to 6" (12-14cm) inch pods, with beans inside to match. Known for it's proven a success as a drying bean that can be used in winter months in soups and stews.


Instructions: In mid May direct sow seeds in warm soil at a 2 to 5 cm depth. Rows are spaced at 60 cm (14"). Beans are referred to as a warm season vegetable. They prefer to have warm, with beans soil for best results. Let beans ripen fully on the vine. When the pods are plump harvest by hand picking, or cut the whole plant and hang to dry for easier seed collection.


Medicinal: Excellent source of protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium and an alternative source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate and Manganese.


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