Bean, Pole Hyacinth ORGANIC

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Hyacinth beans are an under-appreciated and overlooked variety of bean that produces copious amounts of flowers and stunning purple podded beans.  This vigorous vine will quickly cover a trellis and leave you with massive amounts of beautiful blooms followed by deep purple pods.

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Description

Bean – Hyacinth- Pole

Phaseolus vulgaris

Hyacinth beans are an under-appreciated and overlooked variety of bean that produces copious amounts of flowers and stunning purple podded beans.  This vigorous vine will quickly cover a trellis and leave you with massive amounts of beautiful blooms followed by deep purple pods.  We recommend they are grown as an ornamental plant as uncooked beans are toxic. 

TOXICITY 

Uncooked seeds are poisonous, with toxic levels of cyanogenic glucosides. They can cause vomiting, breathing problems and convulsions. Better to leave the cooking to someone experienced with hyacinth beans and save your seed for planting.

Suggested Planting Requirements: Legumes like a well-drained soil rich in organic matter and a moderate amount of nutrients. Plants should be watered lightly at the time of planting, medium at flowering and heavily throughout harvest time. Despite the warning against transplanting your beans, on our farm we almost always start our seeds in the greenhouse and plant them out. This allows for perfect spacing on our small farm. Depending on your preference you may start indoors for short-season growing, or seed directly once soils have reached at least 48F, after the last frost.  If you plant them too soon in cold soil, your seeds will likely rot.  Soak beans for 24 hours before planting for expedited germination.

Growing Recommendations: Avoid overhead watering to prevent diseases. Space the plants 6- 8″ to provide ample airflow and prevent fungal issues.

Harvesting & Storage: We do not recommend you consume hyacinth beans. Uncooked seeds are poisonous, with toxic levels of cyanogenic glucosides. They can cause vomiting, breathing problems and convulsions. Better to leave the cooking to someone experienced with hyacinth beans and save your seed for planting.

Soil Temperature: 65-85°F
Planting Depth: 1″
Days to Germination: 5-10 +
Days to Maturity: 65-70+
Height at Maturity: 5’-7’
Lighting Requirements: Full Sun
Spacing: 1′-2′

Available package: 9 grams (appox. 30 seeds)

Additional information

Weight 0.10 g
Dimensions 5.00 × 0.10 × 3.00 in
Weight

1lb, 1/2 lb, 9 grams

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