Bush Bean: Red Kidney

Phaseolus vulgaris
40 seeds/pkt
  • Dwarf (bush) bean
  • Deep red beans are used in cooking
Dwarf (bush) Bean Red Kidney: Named after the beans resemblance in colour and shape to a kidney. The seeds within the pods are used as a dried bean and have an excellent flavour ideal for soups, stews and homemade baked beans. Cook well before eating, do not consume raw beans. Dried beans store very well.

$3.25 inc GST

$3.25 inc GST

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Red kidney beans are a versatile dried bean that you can grow in your home garden. Kidney beans grow on a bushy plant as opposed to a bean vine. Each pod holds up to ten kidney beans once mature, so the plant offers an abundant harvest for its size. Like most other beans, kidney beans are a simple crop to grow and harvest for the novice gardener, as they require only minimal care in order to thrive. Red kidney beans are a versatile dried bean that you can grow in your home garden. Like most other beans, kidney beans are a simple crop to grow and harvest for the novice gardener, as they require only minimal care in order to thrive. Water the bed after planting so that it feels moist to a 6-inch depth if you stick your finger or a trowel into it. Continue to water the beans once a week in this manner, or twice a week in hot weather if the soil begins drying out more quickly. Harvesting Kidney Beans
Pick the pods once they have dried and when the kidney beans rattle inside, usually in late summer. Pick pods as they mature so they do not become moist and rot while waiting for the other pods to finish drying. Warning Kidney beans are toxic when raw. Do not eat the raw beans or grow them as edible sprouts.

 

 

 

Planting Guide

Method: Direct
Planting Depth: 20mm
Germination: 7 to 14 days at 21-32°C
Life Cycle: Frost tender annual
Plant Height: Climbing
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 10cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 90-100 days
Other: 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.
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