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Bush Bean: Pinto White Diamond

Phaseolus vulgaris

80 seeds/pkt

  • Semi climber
  • Hardy
  • Disease and heat tolerant

The Pinto bean is a great tasting bean, very popular in many Mexican dishes! The Pinto bean plant is a half-runner type that produces 50cm plants with light tan seeds with brown speckles. Eat young when green for delicious flavor. Great bean for using for refried beans.

$3.25 inc GST

$3.25 inc GST

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Product Description

Native to Mexico, pintos take about 90 to 150 days to grow as a dry bean but can be harvested earlier and eaten as a green snap bean. They come in both determinate (bush) and indeterminate (pole) varieties. They require very little care, although they need more space between plants than other bean types. Since they are indigenous to subtropical climes, they can be sensitive to cold. Pintos need long, warm summers with full sun exposure of at least six hours per day. As mentioned, harvesting won’t take place until 90 to 150 days (depends on the weather) have passed. Pintos can be harvested when they are still green and immature, but most people leave them on the vine until they dry. At this point, they will be firm and the thickness of a pencil. Bush pinto beans mature all at once. To harvest pinto beans, gently pull or snap off the vine. If you are growing for dry beans, be sure the plants have plenty of space between them to allow the pods to dry completely. If you get a late rain and the pods are mature, pull the entire plant from the ground and hang it in a dry place to continue to desiccate.

 

 

 

 

 

Planting Guide
Method
Direct
Planting Depth
20mm
Germination Period
7 to 14 days at 21-32°C
Life Cycle
Frost tender annual
Average Plant Height
Climbing
Row Spacing
50cm
Plant Spacing
10cm
Positioning
Full sun
Average days to maturity
90-150 days
Other Information
Plants require adequate spacing and sunlight to maintain dwarf habit. Pick regularly to encourage more growth. Pods are best when young and tender. Let pods fully mature if growing for dried beans.
* The information above is provided as a guide only.
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