Red Swan Bush Bean

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Organic Red Swan Bush Bean Seeds

Dusty pink snap bean

Phaseolus vulgaris
Extraordinary color & deep, earthly flavor.
Color ranges from pale rose to deep magenta with a bit of green in the background. Iridescent appearance. Deep and earthy flavor. Bi-colored flowers pop over foliage.
Product ID# BE0029 , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

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Quick Facts
Days to Germination 7 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 55 days
Planting Depth ¾ to 1 inch
Spacing in Row 4 to 6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 36 inches
Height at Maturity 16 to 20 inches
Width at Maturity 18 inches
Detailed Product Info

The color of this bean is so extraordinary, you'll want to gaze at it for hours. The dusty pink color ranges from pale rose to deep magenta, with a bit a green in the background, giving them an iridescent appearance. The flavor is deep and earthy, similar to that of a Romano type. The plants are quite striking, having bi-colored flowers that pop over the foliage, making Red Swan a great choice for edible landscaping, as well as a unique offering at the market booth. Red Swan is a newer variety, an open-pollinated bean that was bred out of a cross between a pinto and a purple podded bean by Robert Lobitz.

Growing Instructions

Beans are fun, fast-growing plants that take little care to perform well.

It makes sense to inoculate beans before sowing, which boosts the nitrogen levels of your garden soil with no work whatsoever. Inoculant is available at garden centers.

Sow bean seeds about three or four inches apart in the row around the third week of May. Thinning is not necessary, but do keep the plants weeded, especially when young. Bush beans begin to bear in about 50 days, and their crop is produced in one brief burst lasting about two weeks; to have a steady crop, plant additional beans every two or three weeks for the first half of the season.

For most tender green beans, harvest when young, slightly thicker than a pencil. Our favorite way to prepare these is to pan-fry them with strong curry or Cajun seasonings. To harvest dry beans, let the plant mature; pods will dry on the plant towards the end of summer. Pull the plants up by the roots and allow to air dry under cover if prolonged wet or cold weather sets in early. Once fully dry, shake plants back and forth within a plastic garbage can; the beans will release from their pods and settle in the bottom of the pail.

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