Pole Bean Seeds - Cannellini
(Phaseolus vulgaris) 90 days to maturity (dried).
Cannellini Beans are simply a classic, a staple dried bean in your pantry. They have a smooth, creamy texture and are also known as the ‘white kidney bean’. This homegrown variety will add something special to your next fall pot of Minestrone soup! Cannellini Beans grow on vines, so be sure to give your plants some sturdy support. Enjoy the ease with which these beans can be shelled and have fun growing your own protein!
Growth Habit: Pole bean, grows to 6 feet
Sun Requirements: Best in Full Sun
Soil Preference: Rich, well draining garden soil (balanced pH)
When to Plant: Beans are frost sensitive & should be planted after the last expected frost. Cooler soil temperatures can hinder germination.
How to Plant: Soak bean seeds over night to quicken germination.
- Rows: If growing in rows, hoe out a shallow furrow, 1 inch deep. Space bean seeds every 2 inches. Install trellis at the same time you plant, as they grow fast! Water thoroughly after planting.
- Tents: Install posts before planting. Plant seeds 1 inch deep at base of each post, spaced at 2 inches.
- Companion Planting: If inter-planting with corn or giant sunflowers as support plants, wait until they are at leas 6 inches tall before planting the beans. Plant seeds 1 inch deep, 2 inches apart & 6 inches away from support plant.
Cover seeds with soil & tamp down soil to improve contact with seeds. (Tamping also creates a trough that catches water, delivering it straight to the seeds!)
When to Harvest for fresh eating: Ready when beans are around 5-6 inches long & still smooth to the touch.
How to Harvest: Pick often to encouraged continual production.
***How to harvest as dry beans for longer term: Pull up whole plants. Hang whole plants to finish drying in a dark, dry, well-ventilated place for a 1-2 weeks. When pods are crispy, remove from plants & break them open. Winnow off pods & other debris. Before storing, allow bean seeds to dry on a screen (specially made or from an old window), for 1 week in a dark, dry, well-ventilated place.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia, Canada.
Cannellini Bean Seeds mature in about 90 days and are an open pollinated bean variety.