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Northeaster Pole Bean

Phaseolus vulgaris

Certified Organic Seed

Stormy Beans

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One of the worst blizzards to hit New York was a Nor'easter known as the Great Blizzard of 1888.The storm blew in from the south, traveling up the East Coast and dropped over 40 inches of snow in a blinding whirl of white. About 2000 years earlier, a more palatable spiral of bean diversity was making its way up from much further south- South America. One of these strains eventually blew into Italy and later returned to New York as Kwintis or Early Riser. Today this hearty pole bean has become the Romano, dubbed Northeaster. Early to mature, Northeaster will produce heaps of delectable pods. If you'€™re a seed saver, let the pods dry on the vines and they will precipitate mounds of white beans that don'€™t require gloves and a shovel.
Number of Seeds 50 seeds
Spacing in Row 6 inches
Spacing Between Rows 42 inches
Planting Depth 1 inches
Days to Germination 5 to 10 days
Days to Maturity 50 days
Height at Maturity 96 inches
Width at Maturity 4 inches
Climbing Romano type. Direct sow outdoors after threat of frost has passed. Plant in full sun, and provide a sturdy trellis for beans to climb, such as individual stakes, netting, or twine tied from a tall overhang and pinned to the ground. Will grow to 8' tall. For delectable eating, harvest when pods are about 8" long, 1" wide, and flat. Also makes a tasty shelling bean.
Julie Evans is a visual artist whose paintings and works on paper have been exhibited extensively in the US and abroad. She is currently based in Hudson NY.

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