Borlotto Bush Bean

70 days. Also known in culinary circles as Tongues of Fire, this celebrated Italian Bush Bean grows up to 2 feet tall and produces long, edible white pods that are heavily streaked and splotched with dark pink. While the pods are best eaten whole when young and tender, pods that are allowed to mature yield shelling beans that are cream speckled with deep red. They are delicious fresh and can be dried, as well, for warming winter soups and stews. (OP.)

One packet of about 150 seeds
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  • Beans are the mainstay of the kitchen garden: both easy and rewarding. Store-bought can't compare with home-grown Beans; modest toil and small Bean patches yield large returns. Bush Beans abhor cold, damp soils. Wait to sow until soil has reliably warmed to 60°F or by the last frost date. Harvest straight to the kitchen at their optimal size for eating, usually when small.

    Average seed life: 2-3 years.
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Beans are the mainstay of the kitchen garden: both easy and rewarding. Store-bought can't compare with home-grown Beans; modest toil and small Bean patches yield large returns. Bush Beans abhor cold, damp soils. Wait to sow until soil has reliably warmed to 60°F or by the last frost date. Harvest straight to the kitchen at their optimal size for eating, usually when small.

Average seed life: 2-3 years.
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